August 5, 2010

Lookbook: Recessionista Chic

The wonderful Doll’s Factory recently asked me to participate in her Recessionista Chic posts. The only rule of the post is that the entire outfit must not exceed $70 since "In time of crisis fashion bloggers show that you can have style at any price".

Usually I prefer to buy things on sale unless I know my size will run out. It’s awful when you buy something at full price then seeing it for cheaper later. Kind of like how I bought my Rock & Republic jeans a few months ago and this weekend I saw that Costco is selling R&R for only $98/pair! Granted, it wasn’t the same cut, but still the same brand. Good thing they only had women sizes 26-32 and I’m a 24… or else I would have looked like this and then sh*t a brick on the spot. Really, I would have!










Romper: Aerie by American Eagle, orig $29.50, sale $14
Tank: TNA, orig $30, sale $15
Gladiator Sandals: Bluenotes, orig $20, sale $10
Sunglasses: Boutique in Byward Market, $10
Cuff, Feather Headband and Necklace: Handmade by moi, $0
Total: $49










Also, shout out to Mansion Night Club for featuring Pop Champagne on their upcoming event poster! If you live in Ottawa do come and check it out!

55 comments:

  1. those shoots are just too cool!! <3

    love,vdcouture

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  2. Very cute, and you got a lot of awesome deals! It's kinda hard to keep it under $70 when you have to include the price of shoes!

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  3. Really cute outfit. Love that romper.:)SarahD

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  4. I love the romper on you :) Gosh and with this kind of humidity it's hard to wear more than that LOL
    I also really like the places you take your photos at. They're all unique and turn out so well!
    That's really neat that Mansion nightclub mentioned you on their promo ad. I would totally go if I was in Ottawa!

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  5. lol your so funny. I know I am a sales rack whore too :P I love this look, I really wish that I could be waring something like that now, it is so damn hot here!

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  6. I love your romper! That's really awesome that all of your outfit together is even under $50 :)

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  7. Look at you getting all big and on a fancy posters ;o) Congrats!! I love Recessionista Look! It's prefect for this sticky, hot weather we're enjoying around these parts! Love the little background shed too :) I'm always on the hunt for cool places to photograph, I'm sure you do the same thing!

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  8. Great outfit. Rompers unfortunately can't work on me (or i'm afraid of them at least). Size 24 - lucky petite girl!

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  9. i am totally diggin your rompers! super cuteness! Looking fashionable doesn't always mean you got pay out money! ^_^ love your pictures - you're always so beautiful!

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  10. Love the outfit and the poses Julie!!

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  11. looking hot as usual Julie...i love your pics!

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  12. Hey!

    First Congrats on the the poster! Secondly, the pictures are cute....LOL @ the picture, I think that did that yesterday morning, when I saw a 6'7 Alfalfa lookin guy (hairstyle and all) talking and blushing to himselve in Starbucks....tsk tsk - of course that was about 3 other people too. Gee, I wonder if I live in Pleasantville or on Shutter lsland somedays....God LOVE my neck of the wood LOL!

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  13. lovely as always, i want the Romper! so cute.

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  14. great outfit!! :) and you managed the budget well ! that's even more fantastic

    Love.
    catherine

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  15. You have an amazing figure! I love how rompers look on you<3

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  16. First of all since when did COSTCO sell R & R jeans??? I have to check this out! Your outfit is so cute, I'm loving that romper! I just came across your blog and am happy to have found another Canadian blogger! (I'm from Edmonton.) Of course I'm following now : )

    www.mariealamode.blogspot.com

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  17. love the pics, looking good!!!

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  18. great price for such a cute outfit!! Go Canada!!

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  19. woohoo! sales are the way to go! ;D great outfit for a great price... i lavvvs it! most of all, i love the old barn background. or shack... whatever that is! heheh

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  20. these are some WONDERFUL shots. i love them. the background you chose is perfect and you strike a mean pose lady! this is my first time on your blog but i will definitely be checking back in. =)

    Vogue Gone Rogue

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  21. LOL Costco sells everything!! I did a project on counterfeit items (mainly beauty and fashion related) and found that Costco was selling Chanel. I'm not 100% sure if it was fake but there was a HUGE deal that it was.. Anyways, Walmart was also selling fake Prada for months. Such craziness..

    You look awesome btw -so high fashion! =)

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  22. Money well well spent. I love your outfit. Its perfect for this weather! I tagged you in my recent post for a game. Come check it out if your interested :D

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  23. Wow you look great..like your romper.

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  24. I know, buying clothes at sales is so much better. I feel like a smart shopper whenever I pick something that is both fashionable and cheap. Now, these are some gorgeous pictures.
    Loving the romper and the sunglasses.

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  25. love the entire outfit and the inexpensive prices. but i especially love the background and the poses!

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  26. LOL, even if they had your size and you had to react to that, you still would have looked styish, as always. Nice anchor necklace!

    That is a very cool building behind you. Do you know what it is/was?

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  27. Julie, you look great in those rompers!!! You enabler, I want me some rompers tooooooooo!

    *drools at your cuffs* You are sooo good in making accessories!

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  28. I know the feeling of with holding from buying some great designer clothes! Its a good thing you could resist temptation and Costco helped! :]

    XO,
    Amanda

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  29. Love your poses. LOL on the Costco R&R jeans and your would've been reaction.

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  30. U rock girl! :) Even f u wear clothes on sale it still look so fab and cool on you.:) Summer look so nice!!

    nice shots, as always!

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  31. oh wow, great pics! you pose so well! u need to teach me how! hahaha ;)

    i like the texture of the chipping paint on the outdoor wall of the house.

    thanks for your sweet comment babe! i know it looks like nothing but shimmer but if you see my no makeup lids, you will be able to see the sheer pigments. hihihi ^_^

    have a lovely weekend! :)

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  32. this look is awesome and very recessionista hahaha i laughed when i saw the title.

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  33. Thank you for dropping by my blog. I love your blog and just added to be your follower.

    Love your outfit especially that AE Romper. (how comes I could never spot this in AE for that price)

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  34. Cute outfit! I love that romper... been looking for one actually lol - wish I had seen this earlier - now that I'm moving to SF I really don't need a romper for like ... another 11 months ;_;

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  35. Hey! I dunno if you like to do tags but I tagged you in my latest post^^

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  36. you look amazing!! and i know what you mean, i hate HATE seeing sale tags on things like 2 weeks after i made my purchase..so i just shop for sales items most of the time, except shoes.
    and by the way i think you'll most likely fit that bejeweled dress that im selling on my blog. its tag says size 4(i'm size 4) but its way too tight on me, its more like a size 2! i never wore it, its brand new, i just totally forgot about it and got fat hahaha so if you're still interested, let me know, i can do all the measurements and let you know, really don't want that pretty thing sit there with no owner :(
    xx

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  37. great outfit and lovely blog.xx

    http://provocativecouture.blogspot.com/

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  38. I just wanted to say i love ur blog and ur style!! im def following u now!!!

    xoxo jenna
    http://thepetiteblog.blogspot.com/

    ps: drop by my blog when u have sometime!

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  39. i love the outfit and i normally buy things on sale too :p

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  40. Lovely summer look. Sorry I'm just answering now but I'm on holidays in the desert and wearing your look to be comfortable and stylish at the same time. I'm publishing your post everywhere . Love

    www.thedollsfactory.com

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  41. Love your outfit; gorgeous pictures!

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  42. gees girl! you so pretty! ^_^ who takes these pictures for you? it's so awesome!

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  43. Gosh, you are lucky you are so photogenic! Those poses are stunning! Love this lookbook post!

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  44. I love your photos! You always have the BEST pictures!

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  45. oh wow i love these collection of photos! its so easy and laid back :3 and you are super pretty as always!

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  46. i love ur outfit. it looks comfy n perfect for summer :D

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  47. I didn't know rompers could look so good, at least for the summer time :) unfortunately it's wintertime in SF for me. But cute outfit and necklace as well!

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  48. Cute outfit! I saw those R&R's at my local Costco recently. I was tempted to buy them but I wasn't sure if they were real since the tag said 'make in Guatemala'. I didn't think R&R's were made there, but who knows.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

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