Minty Summer: What to Wear Wednesday

Frugal fashion for summer

Welcome back to What to Wear….Thursday? oops. I tried really hard to get this post out yesterday but honestly, family comes first and it was too sunny inside to neglect my kids and make them play by themselves just so I could get a post out on a certain day. I'm sure you'll enjoy this just as much on a Thursday as you would've on a Wednesday, right? πŸ˜‰

When I surveyed you guys a little while back, the #2 most common answer for what type of content you wanted more of (second to hard-core budgeting content) was FRUGAL FASHION! Many people begged for What to Wear Wednesdays to come back. It's funny because those were some of my LOWEST trafficked posts, which is why I stopped doing doing them; I thought no one liked them! haha! Just one more reason why I hate blog statistics, it really doesn't accurately reflect people's favorite content sometimes.

Anyway, thanks for telling me in the survey, so glad to know! I'll do my best to remember to post more frugal fashion. I'm no fashionista and I absolutely HATE having my picture taken, but I do LOVE clothes (remember my super outdated closet tour?) and LOVE a good deal. So I'll start posting them again. But fashion posts for me are tricky because the stuff I get is often free, yard sale stuff, or super-clearance items; stuff that is next to impossible for someone else to find or duplicate. But hey, if this is what you want, this is what you'll get! Just be sure to tell me in the comments what you want to see if this isn't it so I don't have to rely on dumb ol' stats to tell me!


Anyway,Β Here's today's Frugal Fashion breakdown! Today's outfit is light, summery, timeless, and was cheap and even free. Here's where I got all these pieces…

Frugal summer fashion

Sweater: Clearance at Ann Taylor Loft at the Tanger Outlets in Park City, UT, my favorite outlets of all time! Remember my tips for shopping sales, they will save your life at the outlets.

Belt: Forever 21. They have the CUTEST belts for CHEAP! Honestly, there is no reason to pay a lot for belts. I have had mine for yeeeaaarrrsss. I don't use them to hold up my pants, they are just for decoration. So go cheap and stretch that dollar, ladies!

Dress: It's a Potter's Pot dress from Zulily. I got it for free because I had some “Refer a friend” credit (you get $15 every time you refer someone, and they make their first purchase!) and took a chance on it (no exchanges or returns from Zulilly which is a bummer). It's SO cute, light, airy, and summery. And since the waistline is high it still works with my prego belly. I got it for free but it was just over $20 I believe.

Shoes: Some of my favorite shoes ever, got for $7 from Charlotte Russe back in the day. They are SO comfortable because it has a slight platform under the toes. Yes, it makes the heels even taller, but for whatever reason heels that have a platform (rather than shoes like stilettos or pumps where your toes are basically touching the ground) are SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE. Any podiatrists out there able to explain that one for me? Is it purely a padding thing? Anyway, they are fab, I wear them all the time (like this outfit HERE).

Necklace: C/O my good friends at Chloe + Isabel by Vanessa. Isn't it amazing?? It's an investment piece so it was beyond generous of them to give it to me, and I'm in love. I feel like it looks good with everything! So if you're one that chooses to buy investment pieces, make sure it's versatile, sturdy, and timeless (not too trendy).

Chloe + Isabel necklace


And, in true Jordan fashion, it's impossible for me to take more than 1 or 2 normal pictures and got distracted by the wind…

Frugal Fashion breakdown


…and trying to look fierce. #FeirceFail


Frugal Fashion

Happy Wednesday Thursday!!


The $7 Charlotte Russe shoes worn in THIS fashion post as well.


  1. AvatarKelsey Blikstad says

    Hi Jordan,

    I love your “what to wear” posts! I have missed them πŸ™‚

    I am glad you are bringing them back! Even though we may not be able to duplicate the exact items, it’s great for ideas.

    LOVE this outfit! Keep on rockin’ it.

  2. AvatarAshley says

    You’re gorgeous inside and out! Love your post and your blog is one of my favorites. Especially love how u give back ! Bless ya!
    BUT did I miss a post? I never miss a post…baby bump? Are congrats in order?
    -Ashley (your follower from ontario canada)

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Haha yes! I announced it on Mother’s Day πŸ™‚ Expecting baby #4 around Thanksgiving!

  3. AvatarChristine says

    I just want to say how much I love your blog and all the tips you offer on here. I have been a huge Dave Ramsey fan & follower for years, but till I discovered the tips in your blog like how to keep track of the budget using the envelope system (LOVE THIS), I had not been able to stay within my budget, EVER. I am a stay at home mom and till recently I thought I was going to have to return to work a lot sooner than I hoped, till I started applying some of the principles on here and overhauled our budget, it’s like a light bulb went off in my head and I finally got it. After so many years of thinking I knew how to grocery shop and get a good deal, I really didn’t. Thank you & keep up the great work!!! πŸ™‚

  4. AvatarTebler says

    Jordan- what about your adorable watch?

    I LOVE oversized watches, and I would love to know where you got yours!

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Oh boy forgot about that baby! It was a mother’s day gift from Bubba, it was $20 from Kohls a few years back. I’ve tried fancy watches and I always lose them but this cute cheap-o one I’ve had forever (go figure)!

  5. AvatarSally says


    You are a wonderful blogger and I learn so much from your website, but please don’t tell us you hate having your picture taken. It is very clear that you are a confident woman and are quite comfortable in front of a camera. You have posted innumerable pics, videos, instagrams, etc… of yourself. Just own it!

    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      Haha just because I do it doesn’t mean I love it! It’s the nature of a blogger. In fact, when I had my head shots taken she said, “I don’t think I’ve ever taken pictures of someone who was more uncomfortable doing this!” haha. It’s just not my gig. BUT…you gotta do what you gotta do! But it just explains why I prefer the goofy shots instead of the glamour shots πŸ˜‰

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