Sep 23, 2014

White soles











One of my recent purchases were these beautiful white sole peep toes by Jeffrey Campbell. I love how casual they are; yet, dressed up, they can be very elegant too. I have been wearing them a lot recently, even running errands, as the heels are quite comfortable too. When I first saw Stella McCartney's white sole pumps from few collections ago, I fell in love instantly. Of course, I could have never afford her shoes, so the hunt began. It was that much easier since EVERYONE started making white sole shoes: pumps, sneakers (see my leopard sneakers with white soles in one of my posts), booties, boots, oxfords, etc. I did not have any specific type of a shoe in mind, I just loved how sophisticated the white soles looked on ANY shoe. But when I saw these Jeffrey Campbells on FreePeople I fell in love just as quickly as I fell in love with Stella McCartney's. 

Wearing: H&M t-shirt, Forever 21 pants, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Swatch watch, necklace - bought at a vintage shop in AZ.

Sep 1, 2014

Here we go...

Hello and welcome! I am Monika (35), I currently live in Chicago with my husband and two beautiful boys. I am a creative spirit, who loves fashion and all things crafty. I love interior design and repurposing things as well. I have decided to start blogging about my personal style, all the things that inspire me, and my various fashion and home DIY projects. I grew up in Poland, but moved to Chicago in 1999 with my parents and my brother. I enjoy the idea of not spending too much on fashion, or should I say, enjoy spending money on fashion, but rather through bargain shopping and hunting for one of a kind pieces. I love getting my hands on good quality items at much lower than retail prices. Hence, frugalgals, the name of this blog. Since my closet is full of items that may no longer be available in stores (items collected and saved throughout the years), this blog will many times serve as an inspiration, which I am glad to share with everyone who visits it. I also, of course, get inspired by many trendy and 'in' items, but I always like to put my own spin on them and I don't blindly chase trends, but rather make them work for me and my personal style. I like mixing different styles for unconventional looks, as well as mixing masculine with feminine pieces, the old with the new, thrift store finds with current and on-trend items. My style sometimes goes through phases, but one constant thing is that I love edgy and unexpected items: clothing, jewelry and accessories. On that note, thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy!

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