The best shirt dress

Hello! Since the title of my blog is obligating me to post all things frugal, today’s post is a good example of what I fully stand for. It is my mantra when it comes to shopping that I try and find quality items, dare I even say ‘designer’, but for much less. I am a true believer in bargain shopping, especially when I know I can hunt down a good quality item for a fraction of the cost, enter Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Loehmann’s and the like. Loehmann’s unfortunately is not around in Illinois anymore, which was a huge loss for me, believe me! The other two places obviously offer a large variety of items and at very different price points, but I always like to look for those coveted, (sometimes) designer items for much less. TJ Maxx, for example, has a Runway section with designer pieces. Over the years I’ve gotten Helmut Lang, J Brand, Mackage, Vince, Vera Wang, L.A.M.B. and Ray-Ban items at TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. For not-designer items, Asos is my go to, but also H&M, Zara, Forever21, Gap, Free People, Anthropologie, just to name a few. Today’s look is H&M (both shirt and pants) and I could not LOVE this shirt dress more! The fabric is so soft and comfortable; I love the thin white-blue stripes and the cool sophistication it adds to the look. Heck, it makes the look! 🙂 Can be worn to an office, but paired with ripped jeans and flat sandals will be a perfect beach, walk, running errands look. And with a price tag of $34.99 you cannot go wrong with this one!

Wearing: H&M shirt dress; H&M pants; Ray-Ban sunglasses; Sam Edelman peep toe booties. 

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