As a frequent thrift store and flea market shopper, I've always wanted to do a challenge where I put together an outfit for $20 or less. I thought the challenge would be even better with more bloggers involved, and I'm honored to be taking part in this project along with Toni, Lauren, and Tori. We each put together a date night outfit consisting of thrifted items on a $20 budget. According to our rules, the accessories don't need to be thrifted or part of the budget, but the core outfit pieces do. Here's a peek at each of our looks. I love how we all chose to wear dresses!
Be sure to visit the blogs of Toni, Lauren, and Tori for a closer look at their date night outfits.
All of the items in my date night look (with the exception of the hat, jewelry, and sunglasses) came from a thrift store or flea market. My inspiration came from an old Rose Bowl Flea Market street style photo in which a trio of young girls wore strapless belted floral dresses with ankle boots. So I took my thrifted maxi skirt, cut a few inches off the hem, and styled it as a strapless dress for a similar look, albeit with a Western twist.
thrifted skirt worn as a dress ($1.95) (similar), vintage I. Magnin bag ($7.99), thrifted Guess jacket (similar) ($7.99), and thrifted B. Makowsky boots (another version I like)
The total cost of my core outfit items (skirt, jacket, and bag) is $17.93, which leaves me just enough money to feed the juke box at my favorite retro diner.