I by no means consider myself a fashionista, but I do enjoy dressing up and I think my style is at least borderline on-trend. I mean, people typically don’t shield their eyes when they see my latest ensemble.
Since that’s the case, I may have some wisdom to impart about looking stylish, while staying within your budget.
I really like fashion, but about 85% of my time is spent in black yoga pants. This means I can’t warrant spending a ton of money on clothes.
Even when I did need to look hip everyday (when I was interviewing celebrities for a living), I still didn’t want to blow my whole budget shopping.
So during that other 15%, I would save money by employing a variety of budget-babe shopping techniques. You’ll see several of those below in today’s roundup of What I Ate (and Wore) Wednesday Last Weekend.
Going forward, expect to see more clothing-related posts here. I’ll try to weave them in with food and fitness though, as to not bore those who have no interest in becoming walking clothes hangars.
Friday started off like any other day.
I’d tell you how this picture came to be, but then I’d have to kill you.
What I can tell you though is that James Franco is a beast with a jump rope. This dude hopped for about 45 minutes straight, only stopping to snap this pic. #likearabbit
But enough about him, how hot is my peek-a-boo sports bra?! I would never spend $66 on a sports bra but I won this at Maria Menounos’ book signing. Trina Turk has some adorable leggings too that are under $50, like the turquoise pair I wore to my Vinyasa y Vino party.
Despite being in a steady state of shock for the rest of the day after meeting one of the actor’s on my “Freebie List,” I still managed to get some work done, powered by a rainbow of fruits and veggies.
Later in the day I celebrated my James Franco encounter with a “Pineapple Express Smuice.”
I think he would have appreciated the reference.
Friday night Groomzilla and I decided to walk to dinner, passing through The Grove to check out the Nordstrom sale.
One of my best budget shopping tips is to buy things you can mix and match to make many different outfit combos. Go for solids that have a unique look.
I’ve had this skirt for years and it’s become a staple in my wardrobe. You may recognize it from last week’s BlogHer trip post. I switch it up with different tops though to make it feel new.
For dinner we checked out a new spot on 3rd street, Blue Plate Oysterette.
The rosé and ceviche were good, and the grilled fish was fine, but I probably wouldn’t go back.
Saturday began with an intense living room workout in my new Caelum Sports Bra.
Caelum is the new activewear line from Brooke Burke and I got to try it out after interviewing her recently.
Unfortunately, this style isn’t available online anymore but I linked out to a similar style above from Roxy, which also has a cute back and is half the price.
The rest of the day was spent picnicking with Mr. Chow at our local park.
I’d been wanting a pair of Ray-Ban Clubmaster shades for a while now, to replace my old Ray-Bans that broke, when I stumbled upon this pair that looked exactly the same at the Melrose Trading Post for only $5.
Think that’s a great deal? Guess where this dress is from?
Yeah, craaazy. Tip number two of this post is to scope out deals in unlikely spots. Target has super cute clothes at budget-babe prices.
I mean, there’s a reason the Instagram account @TargetDoesItAgain has 317K followers.
I dress up these cheapy fashion finds with my higher end staples like the Rebecca Minkoff purse that you must have seen a hundred times on the blog. It seriously works for any occasion.
Back to the food — this was Mr. Chow’s first picnic and he behaved surprisingly well, except for when he tried to take my lunch right out of my hand.
Can you blame him though?
Urth Caffe Nori Wrap
This sushi-like vegan roll was an awesome alternative to real fish. It was packed with brown rice, carrots, broccoli, avocado and tofu. It almost had me convinced I could actually go vegan. Almost…
Sunday was spent enjoying our usual routine – real sushi and beach volleyball.
De Rex Action-Short // Polaroid Muscle Tank // Faux Clubmasters
I hope you enjoyed the food, fitness and fashion shots from this weekend and found them at least moderately beneficial.
See, foodie/fitness bloggers don’t only wear Lulu.
Weigh In: Are you down with me incorporating fashion in with the food? How would you describe your personal style? What’s the most you’d pay for a sports bra?
*This post is linked to What I Ate Wednesday.