Budget Friendly Office Outfit

| Dress – Calvin Klein/Thrifted | Blazer – Macys | Sandals – Just Fab | Belt – F21 |

Can you believe my belt cost more than my dress, which was purchased almost five years ago during my first trip to a Goodwill retail store for $5!  I like to look good and shop like most women but I also have to make sure I stay within my means which sometimes requires me to be strategic.

For example, I had been on the hunt for a pink or red purse for quite some time.  I played the waiting game and finally during Memorial Day weekend Macy’s had a huge sale on designer handbags with an additional 20% off, I was able to scoop this Ralph Lauren satchel for $156.  As usual I had buyer’s remorse once I finally got the purse in my hands. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to incorporate a hot pink purse into my outfits on a daily basis.  As you can see that hasn’t been a problem at all, lol.

All together minus my purse today’s outfit cost me around $80.50, not including accessories.  For me it’s all about mixing the highs and lows to get the perfect outfit, and sometimes it doesn’t hurt to wait things out.