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  • I went shopping in my closet to find a grownup outfit for a nice evening out (vs my go-to jeans, sweater, scarf, sneakers ensemble). Here’s what I came up with: Wide leg pants, wrap top and heels. What do you think?
  • It has been so cold and I'm having to make a real effort not to wear a giant puffy coat every day! A bomber jacket is nice alternative, in my opinion. They come in so many styles and flavors, like this floral version which is surprisingly warm!
  • A little Monday motivation and throwback to my days as a graduate student (back when I was wondering what kind of career opportunities would actually arise from studying transcendentalism...). Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  • Happy Friday! May you have an opportunity this weekend to wear a crop top just for the fun of it!
  • Amicale Cashmere is having a sample sale November 28-30 in NYC! Pick up designer cashmere pieces from $25. I'm sporting my cashmere Coach scarf from last year's sample sale and it's so, so warm! #sponsored
  • Walking off my enormous intake of food this week. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I just love the stuffing. What’s your favorite Tday treat?
  • Happy Thanksgiving y'all! (This is what happens when your daughter is manning the camera...plus I'm thankful that it's sunny and warmer than 30 degrees today.) #doitforthegram #budgetfashionista #budgetfashion #instagramstyle #outfitideas #stylediaries #whatiwear #todayslook #styleagram #fashionover40 #40plusfashion #outinspo #outfitgoals #stylebook #styled
  • Sometimes these — a Sam’s Club find — are my favorite shoes. Just sayin'. Hope you are staying warm out there!
  • Happy Saturday! Hope you are staying warm . I found this moto a couple years ago at Forever21 for $40 and it’s (surprisingly) warm enough to wear on a cold fall day.
  • I was never a big fan of UGG-style boots until I moved to the Midwest. Now, they're pretty much the best thing ever. These are Bearpaws, which serve my purpose just fine. Do you UGG?
  • Elvis is in the building!
  • I love that bell-sleeve sweaters are a thing, but they're very much a fall-wear only -- unless I invest in a bell-sleeve coat and elbow-length gloves to go with them. Or just decide that being cold is a reasonable price to pay for looking cute?
  • Look at these beauties from Ana Luisa Jewelry! I love a mid-range jewelry line that can deliver eye-catching style without a heart-stopping price tag. #gotitfree
  • Today I'm stacking dusty solids!
  • Hoping for a relaxing, restful Sunday -- for you and for me! And this is my "cautiously optimistic" face (which admittedly might be only slightly different from my "I'm so happy" face and "I'm so sad" face).
  • "Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies." ~Ann Landers
  • EGG by Susan Lazar in Dumbo is having a sample sale — pick up designer kids pieces from $5 to $40! The sale runs through Oct. 31. #sponsored #trendykids #kidsfashion #igkids #stylekids #kidsfashionforall #trendykiddies #cutekidsfashion #kidslookbook #stylishigkids #kidsofig #fashionminis #trendytots #kidsootd #eggbysusanlazar
  • Boyfriend jeans and a long cardi will see me through to Friday!
  • The things we do to get a pic of our outfit! (I’m standing on a table...It's not just me, right?!)
  • I headed west for a few days of warmth in sunny Las Vegas! It’s my last chance to wear my summer clothes like this easy jersey dress from H&M.
  • If you're a skincare addict, you'll love this! I'm giving away a GoPure Youth Glow Set which includes 10 different skincare products to make your skin glow. I've been using the three serums shown here and they are amazing! See thebudgetfashionista.com/contests to enter!
  • Anyone remember the "softer side of Sears?" I went on a mission recently to use up some almost-expired loyalty cash at Sears and among my picks was this $10 top. Woo hoo!
  • It's cozy sweater time. Around this time of year, I start caring less about how flattering the silhouette is and more about not being cold.
  • My favorite fashion find right now is this polka dot skirt that I picked up at Sears for $4. Even better, I used some loyalty cash I had lingering around, so it was actually free!
  • A good long-sleeve dress is a must-have for me -- even better if it's a sweater dress that manages to be not clingy!
  • Happy Thursday! It's been a loooong week already for me. But then, a little lace tends to make things better. :)
  • Truth be told, I am a little sad that colder days are ahead. But I do love the jewel tones of fall. This sweater is a rental from Le Tote that I thought I’d try — I wasn’t initially sold on the cutout (like do I wear this when it’s cold outside or not?).