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Breaking Out of Traditional Holiday Looks Continued!

Hello Fashionista's and Faithful Readers!  Let me just start by saying thank you to all who come to my blog and take the time to read my entries as well as check out the ideas and photo's that I post on here!  Now, my photos aren't the best quality, I don't have a fancy professional camera (I did and I broke it), they are just taken from my smart phone and so I don't have blur out options(if I do, I don't know how to), Other than lighting, I don't like to photo shop any of my photos, and I just simply pose and snap goes the phone!!!

This Holiday Season I thought, why not put together some looks that are non traditional, you know, red and gold, red and black, and so forth!  Red tends to be the color for the Season, don't get me wrong, I love red, but I just thought, there are so many other beautiful colors and patterns that I can combine to give me chic holiday looks!
This first look I love because the dress was only $20 at HM during their Pre-Black Frid…

Breaking Out of Traditional Holiday Looks!

Hello to all my followers and Fashionsta readers!  This year, I will be doing something different for Holiday outfit ideas and breaking a bit away from full-blown traditional colors and patterns!

I won't say too much now because I want to surprise you all and see what you think and if its something that you would and could dare to do!

Stay tuned, because after Thanksgiving break, I will be posting and uploading my 2017 holiday outfit ideas and looks!  Along with posting the outfit photos, I will also be including where I bought them and how much!  Because I know that if you are like me, a stay-at-home mom of more than 1 child, we like to shop on a budget!

So make sure you come back to my blog beginning week after Thanksgiving for some outfit inspo and ideas!

As always, happy shopping and hope to see you guys stop by my blog again after the Thanksgiving holiday!


Street Style Fall Looks Coming Soon!

Hello November!  With Fall here and sweater weather definitely here, I am ready to put some looks together for my Fashionista Babes that will not cost a fortune!  Recently, I've had some very good clearance finds at some of my most frequented stores, resale shops, and thrift stores! 

This season I will be all about the boots, over sized sweaters, and dresses with pretty coats!  Make sure to come back and read all about my finds as well as follow my Instagram account for outfit photos!

Always remember, you can look fabulous and like a million bucks without spending what you don't have!  Or spending way too much!  Some of the outfits I will post in the next week along with details are perfect for this Season!


Target Clearance Haul! Style Clearance Deals Into Fall!

So recently I took a trip to Target!  Don't we fashionista's love Target Hauls?! Especially when there are major clearance deals on brands you love!  Like the brand Who What Wear!  So I spent $100 and took home three skirts, their plaid pants, two blouses, two dresses and another two blouses and two skirts from a different brand, but there at Target!

The outfit below was my favorite to style!  The Who What Wear printed dress with detailed cuff sleeves was perfect with wine accessories!  And it was on clearance for just $18!  You cannot beat that deal!  The velvet pumps are from a few seasons ago from Old Navy and the Apt.9 velvet purse was originally $59 but after my rewards and coupons it was $26.10!!!

The second outfit is inspired by the popular "Monday Blues" hashtag!  And the printed Who What Wear blouse was also a clearance deal from Target making it just under $15!  I paired it with blue wide-leg trousers from Cato Fashions which were also a clearance deal for …

Time For Fall Florals, Pretty Coats and Jackets, and Boots!

Finally it's not so hot in Texas! It's still warm, but not as bad! And with cooler weather comes floral dresses, pretty coats and motto jackets, boots of all styles!

Today's look has an amazing story behind It! So, I received my Birthday email from one of my favorite stores, Kohl's, with a $10off any item, an email with $10 yes2you reward, and I had $10 Kohl's cash from a previous purchase! And what do I hunt for? A little black faux leather motto jacket on sale for $39.99! And I was able to use all three on the jacket, making it $9.99!!! Yassss!

The floral midi dress was $14.99 at my local Ross Dress for Less store! And the knee high boots I've had from a clearance deal at Cato Fashions last Fall!

Looking Fab for Less is what I love to do! Happy shopping Fashionista's!


Wearing The Most Of My Summer Outfits Before Fall Arrives!

Happy start to another week!  Is it me or does anyone else think that this year 2017 has gone too fast!  We are just a week away from welcoming Fall!  With that said, I just wanted to let you all know, that I will be taking advantage of this last week of Summer 2017 by posting Summer outfits that will inspire you!

I have lots of Fall 2017 looks lined up and ready to wear which I will be posting on my Instagram and Twitter beginning next week, so please check those sites out so you can get inspired and have ideas for Fall 2017 that are budget friendly!
Thanks so much for your support and love!  As always, if you love the chic and street style looks, please visit my Instagram and Twitter for the latest looks!

Pre-Fall Looks That Won't Break Your Bank!

Hello!  Hope my fashionista friends, bloggers, and followers are doing well! This year has flown by so fast!  Fall is upon us and I am so ready for the many exciting patterns and colors!  Some of my favorite stores like JcPenney, Target, and Kohls have many great deals right now and awesome Fall collection pieces! It also pays to be a reward member at stores that allow you to accumulate points for every visit you spend certain amounts on!

The first look on today's post combines several of the stores that I shop at, including Macy's, Target, JcPenney, and Old Navy.  I paired the Who What Wear plaid front-tie mini with a classic white button up with bell sleeves and accessorized it with burgundy velvet pumps and burgundy ball drop statement earrings!  The skirt was under $30 at Target and the rest of my outfit are older season purchases at JcPenney, Old Navy, and Macy's.

The second look on today's post is definitely ringing in Fall because of the dark denim and booties! …

Styling Summer Pieces Into Fall!

Hello my Fashionista friends!  I do have to say that I am a bit sad that the blog has not let me upload the photos to go with the post!  I have emailed and messaged the proper department for blog spot and I have not seen any responses or results!

But while I do await to hear, let's talk about Fall!  What is your favorite essential piece for Fall, what colors or patterns are you most excited about?!  I can tell you that for me, there are always classic pieces which I always wear Fall after Fall (until they give out on me) and some of those are, the classic black blazer, classic denim, classic black pumps, and classic white button down shirts!

Every Fall there are a few trends I fall in love with and this Season those are, over sized handbags, rich dark hues, plaid, and color mixing Fall hues!  But before, I fully get into Fall fashion and style, I like to slowly transition some of my summer pieces into Pre-Fall by adding touches of Fall colors, patterns, and styles!  I do this by s…

Pre-Fall Looks and Deals!

As Fall approaches, I start to envision looks with blazers, jeans, and even Summer pieces that are easy to transition!

The look with the printed blazer and jeans was a deal! The blazer was $4.99! Yes, clearance for just $4.99 at my local Cato Fashion's!  The ankle jeans were $12.49 at my local Rue21, and the peep-toe mules were also clearance at my local Cato Fashion's just under $10!

The look with the color block jumpsuit is an easy Summer to Fall transition! The burgundy blazer I've had for a few season's, so I paired it with the strapless Summer jumpsuit which I found for under $17 at my local Ross Dress For Less store!

I'm always on the hunt for deals on clothing I will be able to wear over and over! I can't wait to share more on my blog and also my Instagram and Twitter for you all!

Summer Deals With Pretty Tops and Shorts!

Texas Summer heat is dry and usually triple digits! So this Summer, I have found so many cute shorts and tops that are perfect for this Summer heat!Lately I have found great clearance deals at Target, Dillards, and Macy's Backstage!Even in my mid 30's, I still find shorts that I can wear and that make me feel pretty!

I Love Resale!

The perfect place to hunt down Spring and Summer skirts and dresses is a resale shop! Sometimes I have found items new with tags!The Seven Jeans denim mini below, I found at my local Uptown Cheapskate for just $8.99!! I have been hunting for a while now and I happen to find this one in my size!!  The off the shoulder top is Apt9 from Kohls and was a clearance find for just $9!The wedges I purchased earlier this week at my local Payless! Regular 39.99, on sale for $14.99 and I also used a 20% off coupon making them just under $13!!!!I'm excited to share more looks and details of my purchases with you all 😘

Get Your S/S Black and Whites Ready! Here's My Take On It!

So, who says black and white can't be Spring or Summer?!! How do you bring your black and white wardrobe to life during Spring and Summer?? I pair them with bolds, brights, pretty pastels, and matching accessories!Never be afraid to rock black and white in Spring or Summer! Better yet in any Season! Here's a look I put together with coral!The Victoria Beckham striped skirt was my Target clearance find for $19!The Coral Worthington top I bought a few months ago at JcPenney!And the Metaphor ankle strap heels are from Sears!This look is ready for Spring or Summer! Have fun with your closet!

Skirt, Dresses, and More Skirts! My SS17 Looks!

Well hello glorious weather! I have been compiling and putting together outfits that I hope you all like! Midi skirts, short skirts, Maxi skirts, and beautiful dresses!The look below was put together to show you never to be afraid of bold colors! The skirt with scalloped pocket is Victoria Beckham for Target and was my clearance find for just $21!The floral ruffled printed blouse I bought at JcPenney back in January under $20 as well!And the peep-toe heels were my clearance find from Cato Fashions under $10!!! The floral mini skirt is Victoria Beckham for Target and was $20!Remember, never be afraid to try something different 😘XOXOLydia

April Showers Bring May Flowers 🌼

Hello Fashionistas! Missed out writing last month, but I'm back! So this Season we have seen lots of florals, pattern mixing,  bold stripes, and statement sleeves!Spring perfection for me is bringing out the bright colors,  mixing patterns,  and showing off a little shoulder!Here's a few of my favorite looks for Spring! Xoxo,

It Pays to Be a Rewards Member!

So, as you all know, saving on clothes and finding the best deals is what I do, all while looking like a million bucks!!  This story is my deal find of the week!Last week I made a trip to JcPenney for Spring and Summer apparel for my kids! Yes, all four of them! We went home and I ended up having to return my 8 year old's jeans because he didn't like them! Anyway, as I enter the store, I see the jeans and top pictured here on sale! They have my size (last ones) and I take them to the register to check out!The Worthington top with bell sleeves which is very in style at the moment was originally $36.00, then on sale for  $19.99 and the jeans originally $50.00, then on sale for $29.99, so I proceed to pay. I gave the cashier my rewards information and I had $20.00 rewards! Then she used an additional discount coupon!My final price that I paid for the top was $9.67 and $14.53 for the A.n.a. embroidered ankle jeans!!!#SoWorthIt and the look is so chic and street style, yes, my kind…

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring is here! This means pretty colors, patterns, cuts, and styles! We also get to wear pretty sandals, open toe heels, and wedges!On a trip to some shopping store outlets last month, I went into the Bloomingdale's Outlet and couldn't resist passing on the pale pink puffy sleeves front bowtie blouse! Regular  $70 but I paid $29!!! Just a little over fifty percent off! You see, when it comes to clothing, I not only love to shop clearance, sales, and even resale, but I also don't mind how many seasons ago clothes are! As long as it is season color appropriate,  I will wear it and I will rock it! So never be afraid to wear older season clothing!

Spring Looks to Love!

Spring can't get here soon enough and I am loving the skirts, blouses, and sleeves this Season!With today's look, I decided to wear rich blues with pops of Pink and nude shoes!Blouse was $6.99, skirt was $21.99, and the necklace and earrings set was clearance at just $4.99! The nude Nine West heels I've had! This look is a perfect way to slowly start the Spring/Summer countdown! Happy shopping Fashionistas 😘

Is Spring Here Yet?!

What I am looking forward to as Spring and summer approach, is being able to let my feet be free! I love being barefoot, so tis the Season for open toe shoes, skirts, and shorts!I am welcoming March with track pants, strappy block heels, and white!  I scored on the Merona blazer at Target for just $17.99, the track pants were regular price $29.99, they are from the Who What Where Collection! And the shoes and blouse I've had!Who said track pants can't be chic and street style?!! Well this Fashion Mom just did!

Lots Of Bell Sleeves Coming This Spring!

Bell sleeves are going to be a hit with me this Spring! I couldn't wait to pair this Stylus blouse today! Keeping it a winter style, I wore with this Fashion Union LBD and knee hight boots!The Stylus blouse is my clearance find from JcPenney two weeks ago for just $15 (reg $44) and I used a $10 off $10 which I only paid $5 plus tax!The Fashion Union LBD is from Target, and it was also a clearance find but since I got it a few months ago, I can't remember the exact price, but I know it was under $15!I just got this beautiful Christian Siriano color block tote for only $24.99 plus my 20% off coupon (got it last week)!I hope you Fashionistas have amazing finds as I 😘

Happy Valentine's Day! My 2017 VDay Look!

Tis the day of love, friendship, and cupids! Today's look for datenight was the most glamorous and yet most affordable look I've put together! The Worthington one shoulder blouse was my clearance find from JcPenney a few months ago for $9.99! The gold pleated maxi skirt was just $5.99 over the Holidays at Rue21! I feel so beautiful and ready for my dinner date with my husband and kiddos!Happy Valentine's Day Fashionistas 😘XOXO,Fashion Mom Lydia πŸ’–

What I've Put Together For My Fashionistas For VDay!

So far, I have posted a few outfit ideas for Valentine's Day on my Instagram Page!  Here ya go dolls, hope I inspire ideas for your Valentine's Day date, girl's night, or party!First look- Marilyn Monroe jumpsuit from Macy's  ($18 old purchase clearance find)Second look- Cato Fashions red wide leg pants  $7.99 clearance! The Lauren Conrad lace blouse is an older purchase from Kohls!Third look- Lauren Conrad tulle dress from Snow White Collection  (clearance  $27.99)!This week I will post last minute outfit ideas, so stayed tuned! 😘