On A $75.00 Budget

This past Saturday, I had the extreme honor of being one Fashion Week San Diego’s “Blogger Babes” for the Grossmont Center’s Style Soiree  an event where three San Diego bloggers were given the challenge to create a head-to-toe “fall” look on a $75.00 budget.

Style Crazed: Contemporary Chic

Glasses: Dior / Jacket, Top, Pants, Flats, & Accessories: Styles For Less / Wedding Ring: My Husband

For my look, I was assigned Styles For Less, a chain store with over 160 locations that strives to make fashion effortless for the savvy shopper, which is definite PLUS when you’re shopping on a budget ;) due to the current “fashion” trends, however, this Lucky Little Mustardseed had somewhat of a difficult time finding an outfit that was truly her . . . but with some patience and little bit of creativity, I was still able to pull together an ensemble that reflected the style you have grown to love.

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(Erika De La Cruz, Vanessa Balli, Yours Truly, & Maria Von Losch – Photo by Six Fifty Six Photography)

During the event, FWSD Brand Ambassador, Erika De La Cruz, asked each one of the participating bloggers to answer questions regarding her look, the $75.00 budget itself, and any other personal fashion tips she was willing to share. I focused on dressing for the real you, how to stay modern yet classy, all the while rocking the color of the year, Marsala, which is the hue of the pants I was wearing.

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(Photo by Six Fifty Six Photography)

Shortly after the bloggers’ portion wrapped, the stage quickly became a runway show and the models of FWSD strutted down the catwalk in the latest trends from the stores of the Grossmont Center. They showcased both looks for men and women this fall and almost made you forget about the day’s extremely hot temperatures. This was a personal favorite of mine. I mean check out that bold, beautiful print! Not to mention, that lovely mustardseed color.

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(Photo by Six Fifty Six Photography)

“When you’re dressing on a budget, simplicity is key.” Ne-Yo

All-in-all, I believe we had a marvelous turnout despite the heat and am so thankful to Allison Andrews, Fashion Week San Diego, and the Grossmont Center in La Mesa for inviting me to be a part of this fashionable event = you definitely challenged this #stylecrazed gal in the shopping department and I’m better for it. Thanks again!

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