casual chic

Top - Forever 21 ($20) 
Pants - LOFT ($15)
Flats - Chinese Laundry via TJMaxx ($25)
Necklace - Bauble Bar ($38)
Purse - TJMaxx ($100)
Sunnies - Foster Grant (won in a giveaway)

This is what I chose to run my errands in last week. I actually wore this outfit a few months ago, but the only thing I changed out this time was the top and purse. I will post a picture below of how I previously wore it. When you are on a budget, it's always important to find new ways to wear the clothing you have so you don't get bored and then end up wanting to go shopping. The good thing about these pieces is that they are all simple and neutral. The white sweater can be worn with anything from jeans, to a skirt, or even pulled over a dress and belted. The pants are not your typical jean color but they still can be paired with almost any top. And the flats are the perfect color of pink. I can't wait to wear these in the summer with  flowy dresses. The tan oversize tote is something every woman should have in their closet. It's perfect for traveling, the beach, or just every day. And of course the sparkly statement necklace added some glam to the look. Every woman needs a good statement necklace too! Yes, yes, they do!

How I previously wore this look:

I hope you all are having a good week so far!

xo, Mercedes