Budget-Friendly Work Outfit

There was nothing particularly special about this outfit when I threw it on that morning. It was Monday and I had gone fishing the day before, so I was TIRED! But two people at work complimented me on the combination within a span of 15 minutes, so I figured it was a good one to post.

Looking back it really was one hell of an outfit, budget-wise:
The shirt is from my teenage years, and it's actually the only Abercombie shirt I ever owned. I remember buying it for next to nothing from someone at a nail salon! Geez, it might have even been stolen. The skirt was like $14 at a LOFT sale last summer, the shoes were also $14 at Macy's a few years back, and the blazer-cardigan I got around $19. The bag was free because it was a birthday gift (thank you, Gretchen!). So the whole outfit came in at around $60!

Linked up with Plane Pretty here.

Top: Abercrombie and Fitch (yep! From like 2006)
Blazer/Cardigan: Target
Skirt: LOFT
Bracelet: DailyLook
Necklace: BK & JIO via Etsy
Heels: Rampage via Macy's
Bag: H&M (gifted)

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  1. u look so pretty!


  2. I really appreciate the gathered seam of the top and the crochet detail along the hem of the skirt. It's a pretty outfit.

  3. I'm loving the colour combination in this outfit, Nathy - it's so fresh and bright! The perfect way to brighten up the office ;)
    You look stunning, as always!

  4. Oooh I can see why you got the compliments, this outfit is so pretty! Love the soft netural shades. Also, what a chic blazer

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. The black and white stripes with the pastels is a perfect combo! I'm not surprised you got a bunch of compliments. :)

  6. Love this look, so feminine and pretty!

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  7. Stopping by via Plane Pretty's link up!

    I really do like this outfit too - and no one would've known it cost less than $60! The mix of linen & stripes is perfect!

    99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall

  8. You look so beautiful and classy. LOVE the striped blazer.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Wow love how affordable this was! The pale pretty colors of your top and skirt look SO good with that lovely striped blazer! I just love your style girl!

  10. I learned some new facts reading your post.

  11. Gorgeous outfit, I love a good striped blazer. Loving your style! Definitely a new follower!

  12. So cute! Love that jacket. These pale colors look so amazing on you :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly


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