Friday's Fancies...With a Twist

So, it's Friday, aka my favorite day of the week. 

It's also time for Friday's Fancies! This weekend is Labor Day, so it's only obvious that I needed to put a Labor Day outfit together for all of you. 

But I'm doing things a little different this week. 

I'd like to call it...Friday's Fancies, Joelle Style. 

You've all seen what I would do if I had an unlimited budget, but this week I'm going to give you an outfit that I really would wear on my real life budget. 

And let me tell you. I know how to budget. 

Now, for the first {and probably last} time, I'm going to do some math on this little blog here. Keep up if you can. 

Original price: $34
Price I'd pay: $10
I'd save 70%

How I got there: This adorable Lauren Conrad top is on sale at Kohl's for $20.40 and I just got a coupon in the mail for $10 off any purchase.

Original price: $69.90
Price I'd pay: $20
I'd save 71%

How I got there: It's pretty obvious that I would have to wear white pants on Labor Day, and these are a steal from Express for only $20. They are clearance for $39.99 and they are having a Labor Day sale for an extra 50% off of their clearance items.

Original price: $89
Price I'd pay: $28
I'd save 69%

How I got there: These Nine West shoes are on sale at Macy's for $33.37 and this weekend they are having an additional 15% off of all sale and clearance items.

Original price: $98
Price I'd pay: $30
I'd save 67%

How I got there: This cute Jessica Simpson bag is on sale at Macy's for $35.99 and this weekend they are having an additional 15% off of all sale and clearance items.

Total price for the entire outfit: $88

Impressed? So am I...

My mom is pretty much the biggest bargain shopper I know, and between the two of us we were able to find my {brand new} wedding dress, originally $1,200, for $100. We both save, on average, about 60% at the grocery store. And neither one of us will typically buy clothes unless they are on sale and on clearance. We're good like that. 

Hope you all have a fabulous week and I can't wait to check out all of your Friday's Fancies!



Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Love this idea! I have found some really cute outfits from Kohls too! Love getting great deals!

I love the whole outfit - the colors are perfection. So pretty and feminine!

Nicole said...

Wow! What a deal of an outfit!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

o i like this idea. i usually try to keep my FF reasonably priced (today not so much with my sandals). i really do love a good bargain. have a great weekend! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Bloggin in PA said...

great idea and a great post! I should try to do this more often! :-)

Stephanie said...

What a fun idea! I'm going to have to do this in a FF soon!! Love the outfit and enjoy the weekend!

French Lover said...

Love this outfit!! And its price!
The color palette is amazing, so feminine, romantic and perfect.


natasha {schue love} said...

Loving the white Express pants...and for $20?! Great find!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow, I am impressed! Nicely done! Have a great weekend!

siddathornton said...

i really need to take a note out of your book & become a bargain shopper. i have a terrible habit of impulse buying. but, it's the beginning of a new month, & that means i am going to change!

birdie to be said...

Great finds & bargains!

Libby's Life said...

I LOVE that bag! I have one that is pretty similar to it but that was is freaking so much cuter!!! I want to steal it from you!!

Katty said...

Stopping by from FTLOB. I love this post and it is amazing that you got the whole outfit for under $100. AMAZING!

too cute blog, I think you found a new follower!

marissa at the boot said...

this is the CUTEST low-budge outfit i've ever seen! great work joelle!
(i rarely buy anything full price either..i can't justify it when i know it will eventually be on sale for way cheap!)
i adore your blog!
xo, marissa

Rachel at Eat and Write said...

Very cute! Love that pink color, and the price is awesome. My kind of shopping :)

Missy said...

I lpve thpse sandals!!

Stopping by from Weekend Wander!

Nikell said...

That's my kind of shopping! What a cute look ^_^