Welcome back to What To Wear Wednesday! Today I'm doing things a little differently, so here are some quick things to note about this fashion breakdown:

  1. I'm going to do TWO outfits today, because they are both by my friends at Shabby Apple  While the outfits were given to me to wear for my TLC filming, no, Shabby Apple is not sponsoring this post. I simply happened to wear both these outfits very recently, I like the outfits, got lots of compliments and “where did you get that!” questions, so I thought I'd share.
  2. I'm sorry to say, but these outfits are not exactly frugal. I wish they were, but they're not. So I'm hoping you will take the inspiration from them and find more frugal versions elsewhere. But, keep in mind that they do have sales and clearance at S.A. so maybe you'll get lucky!
  3. I'm sorry that my last few fashion posts have all been Sunday outfits. I promise I'll post a bunch of casual and semi-casual ones soon. Would you be interested in kid and/or husband fashion too? Let me know!

All that being said… take what you will from this post, and enjoy!

First off, is what I affectionately call my
Nautical Pirate Princess look.
Gazing off into the sunset, waiting for my first mate to come and rescue me from walking the plank…
Here's why I like this look:
  • This skirt is a ROCK STAR. I wore it for 48 hours straight. From sun up to sun down, two days in a row. (I had to wear the same outfit both days for the TLC filming, for editing purposes.) I walked for miles in that skirt, sat a lot, and even chased chickens in this skirt (long story). It was sturdy, slow to wrinkle, comfortable, and made me feel cute even when I was sweating and – literally – running around. The zipper could be better quality, but the fabric is HEAVY DUTY.
  • I like that it's classy, but not stuffy.
  • I also like that the skirt is flattering for the most part, because it is high-waisted and hugs in the narrowest part of the torso.
Here's where I got this look:
  • Top: Shabby Apple. Comes in red, tan, and white I believe.
Don't you wish you were a pirate princess too??
It was windy so I enjoyed a little Marilyn Monroe moment.
So there's look #1. Now for look #2…
Audrey Hepburn Wannabe look:
Dresses from Shabby Apple
You can click this button to see their dresses. They have just about a bazillion of them.
Here's why I like this look:
  • It's modest. It covers my sleeves and goes to my knees, so I don't have to worry about anything hanging out where it shouldn't be…especially when chasing/tackling my wild kids. Modest is hottest, right ladies??
  • It's fun. Who doesn't love polka dots??
  • It's retro. I am not typically much of a retro girl, so I thought it would be fun to try something new.
  • I chose shoes with a pop of color since the dress itself is pretty basic color-wise.
  • It's figure-flattering but not skin-tight.
Here's where I got this look:
  • Dress: Shabby Apple
  • Shoes: Bass Shoes clearance (regularly $59, on sale for $18), bought on my trip to Oregon this week.

Horrible pic, but I topped the look off with an easy sock bun. You simple cut the toe out of a sock (I recommend a dark or brown sock) and roll it into a donut, put your hair in a pony tail, feed your ponytail through the “sock donut”, then roll it down.

Here's a sock bun tutorial I found on YouTube. I have to admit, it's a bit on the obnoxious side, but I'm too lazy to watch 10 and choose the best…so at least you get the jist. 🙂
 So there you go!
Those are two dressy outfits I wore recently that I thought might inspire you as you hunt for frugal look-alikes. Run along and enjoy the hunt, my little frugal bunnies!

So there you go! See my other outfits HERE.
Check out my closet to see lots of my other clothes, check out how I shop sales, and the top 7 sales you should never miss, and see how I do my makeup here. See how I work shopping into my regular budget as well.