Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dress for less: Statement necklace

How much fashion jewelry can you buy for $10? A bracelet? A tiny ring? A whole statement necklace? If you shop at Walmart, your money will stretch far, so far in fact, that you can create a whole outfit with one of their new amazing statement necklaces.  
Last time Walmart surprised me with their bubble necklaces, mint and pink accessories and a whole wall of cute bracelets in many different colors. This time I almost tripped over my feet when I saw their display of gorgeous statement necklaces - 10 dollars each! 
They are nice and big, some of them even heavy signaling that they are using real stones. I didn't know where to look first, at the multicolored ones or the bib ones? 
This one is one of my favorites, it has the right amount of color and sparkle to go with absolutely anything. 
Doesn't matter if you like opulence, neons, mint or blue, Walmart has a necklace for anyone.  
So dramatic! 
Simply gorgeous!

Tell me, do you shop at Walmart for clothes and jewelry? Because I definitely do!

The European Redhead

Monday, July 21, 2014

Week in outfits: July 14 - 19

Anchor dress: Old Navy // Sandals: Target // Purse: Michael Kors

Striped shirt: Forever 21 // Jeans: Wet Seal // Scarf and belt: Styles for Less // Sparkly loafers: JCPenney 

Striped Forever 21 shirt: Thrifted // Tropical Target pants: Thrifted // Shoes: Payless // Necklace: gifted
Sunglasses: Walmart // Bracelet: Burlington Coat Factory

Dressbarn shirt: Thrifted // Pants: JCPenney // Shoes: Payless // Necklace: Burlington

The European Redhead

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Turquoise and Pink


Shirt: JCPenney // Shorts: Target (similar HERE) // Necklace: City of Lights Boutique // Sandals: Target // Sunglasses: Walmart
Happy hump day! 

The European Redhead

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's red, it's chopped!

Fortunately, it's not mine. Kristen Stewart had been a redhead for a while now and even though she is sporting major roots (oops!), her new hair color looks lively and refreshing on her.
Doesn't she look like young Meg Ryan?
Same with Alyson Hannigan. She recently returned back to her natural red and chopped a couple of inches into this stylish bob.
I have been doing the opposite - growing my hair longer and longer. I would like to have long hair at least once in my life -  I always sported shorter cuts or an A-line in the past years. This is how long is my hair now:
I have a hair appointment a week from now and I'm going to get it styled and shaped a little. Can't wait! 
Have a great Monday!
The European Redhead

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My ThredUp Experience

I finally joined ThredUp! My experience has been nothing but positive. At first I ordered a bag to clean out my closet a little bit, I tried Poshmark but that was too much pressure for me - I don't want to interact with other people just to attract them to sell them something. I want to list my items and be done. And ThredUp is just that. I sent them my old H&M skirts and slacks I don't fit anymore, Old Navy, GAP and other still pretty fashionable clothes. And I made $27!
Then I went ahead and ordered some gently used items. Since I like layering and I have tons of blouses and they are pretty easy to come by in my local Goodwill, unlike sweaters, I decided to go solely for sweaters, cardigans and wraps.
My items arrived in a pretty polka dot box. 
The presentation was awesome - everything was neatly wrapped in a tissue paper with bright and cheerful green stickers. If I was hesitant about ThredUp, this totally changed my mind. I love it!  
I ordered nine sweaters and I paid $5.51. Almost all of them were $4.99 and I made sure I will have at least $50 in my shopping basket so I will qualify for free shipping. I used my store credit and then I used an additional coupon for 40% off. 
I got two Old Navy cardigans, one Forever 21 and one Charter Club sweater plus four Merona sweaters and one Limited sweater (not pictured) . 
Every sweater had a description matching the actual condition, so if there are any flaws, I knew about them before I made the purchase. I loved that every item was folded and had a ThredUp tag attached. I see the level of care and customer service and I'm impressed! My ThredUp experience is a great one and I will definitely shop there in the future (or very soon!).

Would you like to save money and shop for almost new clothes at ThredUp? 
Follow this link and get $10 store credit right away.

It's easy as that! Happy shopping!  
The European Redhead

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Shop Till You Drop

I celebrated Father's Day quite unusually - shopping all by myself. After we took my father-in-law to breakfast, my husband decided to have an all-men day at the movies. So I went shopping.
My town has a beautiful mall looking like a little European town. It has streets and buildings and fountains and flowers... And it's empty. There are literally five stores in the whole mall - Banana Republic Outlet, Vans, Guess, Styles For Less and JCPenney. I wish we had H&M, Charlotte Russe, J. Crew, Old Navy or something similar, oh well.  
First I went to JCPenney. I had two coupons for $10 off purchase of $25 and I was on a lookout for something office appropriate. Do you see the structured pants and blouses? 
I already have so many orange things that I decided to pass on this shirt. I liked the cut and the material and if I could find it in fuchsia, I would get it. Pants were too tight.  
These pants fit good and the color is gorgeous, but the material felt too cheap and plastic. They are Worthington Ankle Pants and they made me feel like I'm wearing leggings from Walmart. Fail. On the other hand, the shirt was perfect fit and color and of course I got it :) You can find it HERE
I also got this gorgeous dress for $23.99 and I added a scarf so I could use my coupon. My final price was something around $18 for the dress. Yay!
Finally, I tried on this gorgeous coral dress which had only one flaw - it was over $45. I would never pay this much for a summer dress. It's called City Triangles Sleeveless Blouson Dress and I can see on the website that it's on sale this week... Hmmmm....

My next stop was Styles For Less. I always feel slightly depressed when I shop at SFL because I rarely fit their size M or L, and in case of pants I have to get XL.    
Fortunately, I only needed Medium in this dress. I liked it, but I am not sure about this whole hi-low trend. I also tried several other dresses (no pictures, sorry). Here is how they look on the website:

Unfortunately, they were not charming enough for me to get them so I left the store with two pairs of sunglasses. At least something, right?

The European Redhead

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Week in outfits: June 9 - 15

Polka dot pants: Burlington // Striped shirt: Styles for Less
Mint necklace: Styles for Less // Sandals with golden accents: Target

Basic tank top: Forever 21 // Printed skirt: Goodwill
Sandals with golden accents: Target

Basic office pants: New York and Company // Polka dot shirt: Wet Seal
Hat: Old Navy // Necklace: Walmart

Aeropostale shirt: Thrifted // Pink pants: GAP
Neon necklace // Neon bracelet: Burlington // Sandals: Target

Skinny jeans: Burlington // Old Navy shirt: Thrifted
Blue necklace: Kohl's // Sandals: Target // Purse: City of Lights Boutique

Tank top: Macy's // Grey cargos: Kohl's
Necklace and purse: City of Lights Boutique // Bracelet: Burlington