Thank goodness for friends. I’m a terrible clothing shopper and I depend on the kindness of my fashionable friends to help me find flattering clothes.
So when my blogger friend Stacey of San Diego Bargain Mama challenged me to a fashion contest – who could get the best outfit for $50 – I hid my self-doubt by accepting her offer immediately. I think I even chimed in a “sounds fun” so she would not detect my fear.
I suspect SD Bargain Mama went for a glamorous outfit. To outsmart her I used my bargain hunting skills to buy not one, not two, but THREE outfits. So there!
Outfit one, above – beach bound. (Blue and red polka dot dress, $12, from Crossroads Trading Co in Studio City.)
Outfit two, right – versatile and very cute around the town outfit for going to the farmer’s market, a casual party, shopping, lunch, or BBQ. (Dress from above with Citizens of Humanity jeans, $24, from Buffalo Exchange in Sherman Oaks.)
Outfit three, below – going out to the bars or a party. I never would have tried on this silk top if my fashionable friend had not pulled it from the rack for me. And it fits great! (Jeans from above with silk top, $11, from Crossroads.)
Now that you’ve seen the outfits I bought for $50, check out what SD Bargain Mama and her three blogger friends found. Then come back to this post and vote for your favorite.