Beauty/ Fashion

OOTD- Comfy and Classy!

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“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe

So, what’s your style? I like to think of mine as ‘effortless chic‘ (emphasis on the effortless). Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved fashion– pretty clothes in pretty colors with pretty patterns and pretty designs. But I’ve never liked fussy outfits with stiff, scratchy fabrics or tight uncomfortable straps and belts.

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remember back in kindergarten when my mum picked out a nice, sensible outfit for me to wear that day. But as soon as she left the house, I changed into my crazy comfy floral leggings and colorful mismatched top. My dad didn’t seem to notice until he dropped me off at school that day. When my mum finally got a look at me… Well, let’s just say my dad got in a little bit of trouble. πŸ™‚ Hehe. What can I say? I’ve always liked to express myself with my wardrobe. And I will ALWAYS choose comfort when it comes to what I wear.

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Fast forward 16 years and here I am- a commuting college student, part time nanny, busy blogger and bargain hunter. I still ALWAYS choose comfort when it comes to my outfits. But thanks to years of watching ‘What Not To Wear’ and loads of style advice from Stacy London, magazines and other fashionable friends, I’ve learned that you don’t have to choose one or the other (comfy or classy). You can ‘have your cake and eat it, too’

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So today I want to share my simple (and ridiculously comfortable) OOTD (outfit of the day). I also want to remind you that ‘looking lovely’ doesn’t have to break the bank. This whole outfit cost me LESS THAN 10 BUCKS!! ($7.50 to be exact!)

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I got this simple comfy Ann Taylor top from a yard sale for just 50 cents. I paired it with these leggings from another yard sale for only $1. The shoes are Lucky Brand and they’re from Savers for a cool 4 bucks. This soft, supple real leather Coach bag is a treasure I scored at a yard sale back in 2012 for only $2!! I’ve used it for years and I’m still in love with it’s simplicity and timelessness.

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And that’s my outfit!! Simple, cheap (I mean inexpensive) and super cozy. Perfect for a busy girl like me! 

What about you? Do you prefer comfy/cozy, classy… or both?!



  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law

    This is totally my kind of outfit! You can never go wrong with stripes! πŸ˜‰

    July 11, 2016 at 5:28 am
  • Reply Claire @ My Pink & Green Life

    I love fashion but I can’t do scratchy fabrics or uncomfortable belts, either! You are a serious bargain hunter–WOW to the under $10 bit! I need to take after you a bit more. πŸ˜€

    July 11, 2016 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Im pretty sure you and I are long lost sisters. I’m soooo frugal with my money, but especially when it comes to clothes!! I absolutely love your outfit – those pants might actually fit over my giant quads! πŸ˜‰

    July 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      We are long lost sisters! Kat I so wish we could hangout IRL! We’d have one of your AMAZING smoothies and paleo treats, and we’d go to some thrift stores and yard sales! It’d be a blast! <3

      July 27, 2016 at 9:36 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    I absolutely love that you are a bargain hunter! I love thrift store shopping and finding clothes on the cheap. πŸ™‚ And I love that you are about the comfy clothing. I am with you there!

    July 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rach! I definitely am ALL about the comfy clothing… I honestly cannot even remember the last time I’ve worn jeans… let alone “real” pants!! Haha, I live in leggings, oversized tops, and comfy shorts!

      July 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Dani @ Dani California Cooks

    Wow you really got lucky at these yard sales! I never look twice at them!

    July 12, 2016 at 1:22 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks girl! I just love a good yard sale. They really can be a ‘hit or miss’ kinda thing!

      July 27, 2016 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply Britt@MyOwnBalance

    I love What Not to Wear! Those sandals are super cute! I’m all about accessorizing outfits to make them pop.

    July 14, 2016 at 1:57 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks so much Britt! And yes! I used to watch that show all the time growing up! It was my fave <3

      July 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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