Leather Shorts

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blouse: Walmart ($14)
Faux Leather Shorts: Target ($13)
Vince Camuto Heels: Thrifted ($18) (also here)
Accessories: Macys, c/o Oia Jules

So this outfit is mega budget-friendly. I was so pleasantly surprised to discover this lovely blouse at Walmart for only $14! It also came with a belt and a tank top- talk about a deal! I added some faux leather shorts, that are currently on the clearance rack at Target, for an edgier look. They're really light weight and versatile for this moody weather we're experiencing. I'm excited to restyle these shorts in colder weather with oversized sweaters and booties. These shorts are definitely worth trying out, especially because they're only $13! I added these Vince Camuto heels to add some structure to a casual outfit. I was really excited to come across them at the local thrift store, especially because of how comfortable they are. 

Have you come across any great deals lately? I'd love to hear about them :)
Thank you so much for reading!

Fur Vest

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fur Vest: Forever 21
Metallic Polka Dot Blouse: Forever 21
Rich & Skinny Jeans: Platos
Jessica Simpson Booties: Plato's Closet ($18!) (also here)

I love the look of mixed textures, like this fur vest paired with a delicate chiffon blouse. They are both similar colors and they work so well together. Plus, this super chic vest kept me really warm!

I spent the day in Berkeley with my husband browsing shops, drinking lattes, and eating way too many sweets.  If you are every in Berkeley you must go to CREAM- Cookies Rule Everything Around Me. You pick a type of cookie, then a type of ice-cream, and enjoy one of the most delicious creations ever. Trust me, it's worth the 20 person long line.

Instagram Lovin'

Monday, October 22, 2012

 Here is a little update via Instagram. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
You can follow me on Instagram @ FrancescaPenko

Fur vest and metallic polka dot blouse for a gloomy day

Photoshoot I did with my baby sister. Seriously-how cute is she?!

Pint night!

Yummy blondies on a beautiful cake plate.

Finally! I've searched high and low for nude pumps that match my skin tone and found these gorgeous ones at the thrift store. Brand new too :)

Favorite flower. Thanks Momma!

Pretty blue mosaic tile


Bike riding into the sunset

Garters for the local homecoming. Busy busy!

Casual Friday outfit

Grey and gold mani- this may be my new favorite combo

Nick is a bird whisperer. This little bird flew right into the window and Nick saved its life. 
My hero!

A recent feature on the Mia Shoes fashion blog.

Neon Oxfords

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vivid Beginning Oxford at Anthropologie

Similar neon oxford from Target

I got these oxfords yesterday on sale from Target. This pair is so similar to the DV oxfords and the Anthropologie pair pictured above. They are not currently on sale on the internet but they are in stores. I love the pop of neon on the bottom- it adds the perfect girly touch. They are super comfy and worth every penny!

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Purple Floral Jeans

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Peplum Top: H&M 
Floral Joe's Jeans: Macys (also here)
Sandals: Plato's Closet
Necklace: Forever 21
Purse: Plato's Closet

I've had these pants for a while now but didn't know what to pair them with. I went with this white peplum blouse because it completes the outfit without distracting from the pants. I added the lavender necklace from my last post, which matched perfectly with the pants and neutral accessories. I've always had a love for florals and purple, and these pants are a beautiful mix of my favorite things. 

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Statement Necklaces

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I love how a statement necklace can complete an outfit or dress up a t-shirt. Here are a few recent purchases that all make a beautiful statement without breaking the bank!

Similar style to the turquoise here

Wax Coated Denim

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

J Brand Wax Coated Jeans: Plato's Closet ($20)
Blouse: H&M ($7!)
BCBG Heels: Thrifted
Hype Bag: Plato's Closet
Bracelets: H&M

The weather was colder this past week and these wax coated jeans kept me so warm. I really wanted a pair and found these great ones at Plato’s Closet. They were brand new and I hit the jackpot on them- only $20! I added a printed blouse from H&M that I got from the sale I mentioned last week and simple sandals for a dressier everyday look.
I never thought I would be into wax coated jeans because they didn’t seem comfortable but I was totally wrong. I seriously can’t get enough of coated jeans and I’m on the lookout for them everywhere. This is a trend that is definitely worth trying!

Thank you so much for reading!

Blue Silk Blouse

Monday, October 8, 2012

Equipment Blouse: Marshalls ($25) (also here, affordable style here)
Current/Elliott Cargo Jeans: Marshalls ($25) (grey version here)
Sam Edelman Heels: Marshalls
Vintage Chanel: c/o Fashion-a-holic via giveaway

I kept this outfit accessory free to have a simple yet chic look.
 I purchased this silk Equipment blouse this past weekend for only $25, such a score! I decided to pair it with these Current/Elliott cargo jeans, a vintage Chanel bag, and my studded pumps. The studded pumps really bring an edgy feel to a classic outfit; I love the unexpectedness of the studs and spikes in this look. I recently found this pair from Aldo Canada which are not only sleek and feminine- but covered in spikes and studs. Now that’s my kind of heel!