Today, my outfit is inspired by J.Crew. Sometimes I browse their catalogs, put an outfit together in my head and then total up the cost. It usually ends up around $300. What?! That's just something I would never do so I like to take that bit of inspiration with me when I'm thrifting or bargain shopping. Here's a list of where I found everything and how much I spent. Shirt: New York and Co. via Salvation Army $3. Pullover: Old Navy during extra 40% off clearance sale $3.50. Knickers: Joe's Jeans via Nordstrom Rack $8. Loafers: hand-me-down from my mother-in-law.
It is so much more rewarding to shop this way. I hope it inspires you to do the same :)