myFABfind: Taking Casual Friday to Casual Date Night

 

 

My office is VERY casual. I could wear jeans to work Monday through Friday if I wanted. I usually wear trousers or a skirt with a cami and jacket. My way of shaking things up in this environment is with a cute handbag and shoes. When I do wear jeans, it’s usually on a Friday and I never pair them with sneakers. I just can’t. 

Tonight I will be going to a comedy show with the hubs and will not have time to change if I want to get there on time in this DFW traffic. So today’s look must take me from very casual office to date night and I MUST be comfortable. 

  
myFABfind:  Last week I had to stop my Sam’s Club to pick up a cake for the office. While waiting on them to find our order, I stumbled across a table with Seven 7 brand jeans and tees. “How cute,” I thought. And the price tag was even cuter! The tee with the bling accent pocket was only $12. The bling accent pocket jeans…. $20! I could not believe it. And these jeans feel and fit soooooooo freaking good. I’m so glad I grabbed this set. 

  

I paired the set with these flirty Vince Camuto peep toe booties. These are from Macy’s and I think I caught them on sale for under $149. I threw on the beige jacket just to “office it up” for work, but I’m not sure about wearing it to the show tonight. I think I will carry it in just in case it’s chilly. I have no idea where I got it. I’m sure I was dirt cheap. I would guess that I paid $19.99 or LESS for it and probably from TJ Maxx or some place like that. 

  
To add a pop of color to all of that blue, I’m carrying a bag in my FABfave color… PINK of course! My blue gradient aviators are a must. Handbag: Dooney & Bourke (gift).  Aviators: Ray Ban, $150.

I think I did pretty well with the $32 ensemble and pieces that I already owned. I look presentable in a office where my co-workers are wearing jeans and sneakers and yet cute enough to go on my date to see comedian Lavell Crawford. Now I’m ready to get off from work. 😁 Happy Friday!!

FABchic For Cheap Double Edition: Boots and Bags

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You would have to have been living under a rock if you don’t know that the ankle boot is trending majorly this fall. Ankle boots/shoe boots/booties are in every fashion magazine, blog… just EVERYWHERE.

Last week I stopped by a few stores on my way home from the gym looking for FABfinds. While I have a slue of ankle boots in my closet from years gone by, it never hurts for a gal to have a new pair of shoes!

Near my gym, is what I call my “budget corridor.” There is a strip mall area with a TJ Maxx *FABfave,* Marshall’s, Steinmart, DSW, and a Ross. Since I stop by the TJ Maxx and Marshall’s every other day, I chose to go to Ross.

Of all of the stores in my bargain corridor, Ross is my least favorite because of its presentation. It’s usually not neat and reminds me of a junk shoppe. I go by there every now and then. When I do, I make a b-line straight to the shoe section. Saturday was my lucky day because I scored those black suede stiletto ankle boots for *insert drum roll here* $18.99! I already have several ensembles in mind to rock with them and I canNOT wait!

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After snatching up theses shoes, my handbag rep, Rebecca from Macy’s, called me a about a robin blue Coach bag that I had inquired about. The style is the medium Candace Carryall in the Legacy leather. It retails for $398. Rebecca told me that there was one left in Texas. She provided me with a sku, the phone number to a store in another city, and a discount code. I was able to snag this bag for UNDER $200! *Thanks Rebecca* I’m alway telling people to get a contact person at your FABfave handbag stores. The sales reps work on commission a lot of the times and are happy to give you the heads up on sales, discounts, availability, and more. A little effort is worth it! Note to self: Write a thank you note to Rebecca.<~Yes, the 'Thank You' note… hand written. Just do it! 🙂