Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Young, Fabulous & Broke

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 Yong Fabulous & Broke over-sized tee from Shopbop, vintage Levi shorts, Forever 21 boots, Urban Outfittes beanie

Recently I was the very lucky winner of Nova Style's Shop Bop contest! I won a $100 gift card! I spent a few days skimming over the many items I was salivating over. Problem was many of the things I wanted were $600 and even with my wonderful $100 credit I felt I couldn't take the plunge. So, I snagged this pretty over-sized tee from the line 'Young Fabulous and Broke" which I have to admit had some irony. The brand of this shirt is like my identity right now. I am a shopaholic and need help. I have been this way as long as I can remember. I don't see this changing anytime soon. I NEED to get better at saving so I can do all of the amazing things I want to do this year! 

Now, I think I need to be realistic and not decide to never buy clothes all year, but maybe I can reward myself for hard work. For example, if I save an allotted amount for a month I get to spend a little on something for me! I am going to have to figure out something or I am going to be like "Carrie Bradshaw" and be an old lady who lives in a shoe (granted they will be stunning shoes)!
This look, in my humble opinion, is very glamorous grunge. I would have loved to pair it with some vintage combat boots or white high top converse, but I am not allowed to buy those until I accomplish some goals!sel

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Elin Kling -this girl blows my mind!!
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90 comments:

Iva said...

WOW WOW WOW!! you look beautiful!! LOVE the tee!! Congratulations on winning the first card!!

'Lee said...

stumbled across your blog and it's amazing!
Love this outfit, it's a killer :)

Theory of a fashion victim
xoxo

Amy said...

Wow, killer outfit girl. You look fabulous!!

Congratulations on winning the gift card- that is so awesome!

xoxo
Amy

Saray said...

thank you very muuuch!!
your blog its perfect!:)

Sabine said...

Many a time have I wondered if I will end up like Carrie - lots of shoes, but nowhere to live... The t-shirt looks fabulous though! Sabine x

FashionHippieLoves said...

love your booties!!

X

Linda said...

I gotta say , that's a great choice in top! Shopbop kills me on a daily basis...oh if only!

Star-Light said...

What a great Look!!!!

Love it *__*

Christina said...

I love the shirt you chose. Good for you for starting out with small goals. Now you should really try to shop your closet.

Fashion By He said...

great outfit you have awesome style!!!

Link Exchange???

-He

Mariezee said...

I love that shirt and your beanie is so cute! Here's some advice for you if you want it: allow yourself a certain amount of money per month to spend on clothes and put the rest away. Make a deal with yourself. Your savings will add up fast! Clothes are wonderful but so is being able to travel and see the world and not be in debt! Not that you're in debt but I'm sure Carrie Bradshaw was : ) Good luck!

THE UNIQORN said...

wow elin is so pretty!
thanks for sharing this with us.

love your shorts
amazing!!


xoxo,
silvia

princesspolitico said...

your shoe collection is insane! love the drastic lace detail. looking amazing as usual...

xo.
princesspolitico

Anniken Cecilie said...

You look fantastic!! Yes, Elin Kling is awesome! Her style is effortless but soo cool!

Leah said...

Oh so lovely... I really love the vintage feel of these images.

Wear Necessities said...

Gorgeous outfit, these pictures are beautiful! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

Chasing Cherries said...

Awesome outfit!! Love those ripped tights and your gorgeous shoes!!

briannelee said...

Love the top you picked!

Elin is so pretty! Love her style!

Sequins♡Sparkles said...

nice outfit! in love with your top!
-x-

chicfaced (Megan) said...

love the feminine sparkly top with the roughed up tights. and good for you for setting some saving goals - i need to do the same myself!

Nina said...

You look just ... PERFECT! I'm a shopaholic too ... I've no idea how to save myself from this!

Jessica said...

You look great! I love your choice!

HeatherClark said...

I'm going through the exact same thing with wanting to spend the world but also wanting to save. Blogging about fashion is definitely not helping my cause!

I go through phases of being satisfied with my wardrobe and needing so many things.

My biggest dilemma is actually happening right now... I want one of those YSL rings...I should save that money...but I really think I need the ring. sigh. I'll probably get the damn ring.

good luck saving! And I LOVE that girl you featured...is she a blogger or what?

http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

Luzhilda said...

The kind of resolutions about shopping that you mentioned never work (years of experience hehe) ask somebody kind to hide the credit card and under no circumstances give it back to you, even under the worst abstinence syndrom. Just kidding: if it makes you happy it can't be that bad :P

Mila said...

Oh what a great outfit,dear!Love it!
I am following you! :)

The Sound of Lace said...

I love this whole outfit! and I love the coloring in the photos...your eyes pop!
I think were all in the same shopping situation....ugh I hate it. Im trying to save to go to Prague but then I freak out when I see something I think I need! What to do...we gotta look good while were traveling right?

thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!!

http://thesoundoflace.blogspot.com/
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Carolina said...

i think a lot of women feel the same way you do...at least I do!
we can't get enough of fashion, but don't necessarily have the means to shop as frequently as we'd like. anyways, good luck w/saving...it's a challenge, but well worth-it & the prize is how good you'll feel :)

lolalamoda.blogspot.com

Nicole Marie said...

you look like her too!!!!

Margherita&Eleonora said...

love your outfit!! so fashion!!! adore shorts :))
we always read your blog! love it!

kisses
http://sisterslovefashion.blogspot.com/
M&E

Clochette said...

Nice outfit, your hat is cute! And I love the halo of the first photo !! This make you looks like an angel !^^

Dylana said...

That blouse is amazing! Great choice! And thanks for introducing this girl! I just checked out her blog and she is AMAAAAAZING! am an organizational freak).

colormenana.blogspot.com

Brunch at Saks said...

Seriously stunning love! That top is gorgeous and I love how you paired it with the shorts and nylons! You've totally inspired me to step away from pairing every baggy top with a pair of skinny jeans and trying something new! XOXO

Angela said...

Wooow! Congratulations on winning the gift! Your outfit is so lovely and I love the tee and the shorts. Take care

Vinda Sonata said...

you look gorgeous, Taylor. i love the overall look, the editing and "vintage" feels of the photographs. congratulations for winning the gift card too :)

Emily said...

You will be the little old lady who lives in a fabulous Manolo.

fadetoblack said...

dammit girl!
you done it again!
and also i totally agree Elin Kling is nothing but glorious! :)++

meagan, molly & maggie said...

your blog is great!! and congrats on the shopbop giftcard...i am insanely jealous!

www.tryafashionblog.blogspot.com

Tink in My Closet said...

You lucky lady:) That oversized tee is rocking!

dancinginchiffon said...

love this look...!!! Look like we do have the same problem as Carrie Bradshaw,lol!!!

Ally Moschini said...

love your boots!!! you look gorgeous!!

nicole said...

damn girl, you're gorgeous. I love the top you bought! I was eyeing something similar somewhere online, but you pull it off well. I am so in love with black tights and denim shorts right now. I wish I could wear that look to work but I'd get fired in a heartbeat lol. Are those tights a DIY?

CMA said...

gorgeous darling
love it, beautiful inspiration
i really love your blog, keep it up
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Muhammad. Ersa Adiprsetya said...

wow you look so adorable :)
nice! i love your tops and oh look the tights cool!

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Jessica said...

looveee this top! i am so envious of your ability to wear shorts at this time of year. there is snow everywhere here!

-jessica
www.modernspectacle.com

Susan said...

you look so cute in that hat :)
I love the boots, too.
have a sweet day, xoxo

Roxan said...

Your eyes look amazing in these shots! Oh, and you need her bangs in that one photo to the left of the collage. Will you get them already?xoxox

Niki B. said...

LOVE the top, lucky you winning a gc to Shopbop, that's unreal! this whole outfit rocks.

xo Niki

ps. I have a "haute giveaway" right now, you can win a pretty leather clutch! details here: http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Niki B. said...

LOVE the top, lucky you winning a gc to Shopbop, that's unreal! this whole outfit rocks.

xo Niki

ps. I have a "haute giveaway" right now, you can win a pretty leather clutch! details here: http://ahautemess.blogspot.com

Annachiara said...

you're really woooonderfull :D loooove your style...and love your eyes...magnific :D

camerafilmroll said...

She looks like a celebrity herself! And you look great! (:

stylespotterfashionblogger said...

love the outfit!!!!!!!! good choice!!!! you can definitely get away with those shorts with your long legs!

The Owl's Closet said...

love ur "grunge" look yet still very chic:D ack, i totally feel u, taylor! it's definitely difficult to stop urself from shopping especially when there are amazing deals enticing u constantly lol but we can do this!!:D

p.s. congrats on winning the gift card!!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

kanishk said...

stumbled across your blog and it's amazing!

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JadeRose said...

killer boots, i need these in my life :))

FashionJazz said...

I am soo in luv with ur outit and I luved what u wrote in ur post!! Have a fabulous day! xx

Marie said...

I love the last photo of you! Beautiful eyes.
I see what you like in Elin's style!

anna bu said...

so beautiful!love it!

bisous
annabu :)

isabella thordsen said...

amazing blog!
/isabella

isabellathordsen.blogspot.com

bárbara crespo said...

hi, it´s the first time i visit your blog and i like it very much. i invited you to visit mine.
i´m from spain. i follow you.
kisses

http://elblogdebarbaracrespo.blogspot.com/

Isquisofrenia said...

i love the tee so sparkly you look so awesome no surprise there.
i love when you win gift cards i go crazy hahahha
i still have this french connection one
i got but i still havent been to the store cuz its all the way in santa monica and i need to drive t here
its just pure laziness of my part

keep posting more killer outfits!!

Glamour Bbey. said...

I'm so in love with this look!
It's fabulous!
Where did you bougt the boots?

Love xx

Den Lille Motespire said...

LOVE this!

And Elin Kling is definietely a scandinavian fashion icon! :)

myedit said...

I need to get better with money too, especially since we just got a tax re-assessment...ouch, huge ouch!
True story though, you do look fabulous, even if you are broke!

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

i love the ripped tights and the laced up boots!

Sissy said...

Adore your style girl, just saw your pic in Chictopia nad really like it, you are very inspirational. just follow you now!!!

Jaime said...

I love your choice- and you've styled it perfectly!

Cute new blog header too- great font!

Christen said...

Love love love the outfit! Grunge but fabulous!

And I have the same issues with saving and spending. There are plenty of things I really want/need to save for but nothing that will keep me from spending it all on clothes :( Maybe one day I'll learn...

WM said...

GIRL YOU LOOK STUNNING!!! GREAT OUTFIT!!! THE PICTURES ARE REALLY BEAUTIFUL!!!
XOXO

WM
http://www.washmach.com/

TeenageDirtbag said...

looked through your blog! your style is amazing! I'll be watching you ;).

Style Remains said...

Love the look - the ripped tights are ver Alexander Wang

Great blog

www.styleremainsblog.blogspot.com

Friend in Fashion said...

You look gorgeous! Love the shirt, and the boots are my absolute favourite! Elin is one of my favs too :)

Great blog - now following!
www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
xx

Raman said...

I love that top! & mixed with the cutoffs & ripped tights it's genius! I'm new to your blog but I love your outfits, they're really inspiring! Will be watching for more style inspirations in the new year!!

viabellafashion.blogspot.com

Vita said...

so sunny, like it! because in my country is very cold at the moment!
http://amabilevita.blogspot.com/

la petite fashionista said...

I can totally see the Elin inspiration in your outfit! so cool to win the shopbop gift card & put it to good use!:)

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Very cute top; it looks both cozy and chic. Saving money is an issue for me too. I'm not in debt, but I tend to spend whatever I have!

Soooali said...

Absolutely blown away by your blog, which I only discovered and it has made my day! Can't wait for more! Hopefully you get to check out my own new site!

Soooali

Sari said...

She makes me wish I was a blonde! She looks amazing with red lips.

Thanks for all your love on Little Bits and Blogs.
I have added you to my blog roll.

XOXOXO Sari

Phyllis said...

ugh, i know, it's so tough... i miss living in a sorority house w/ access to everyone's closets hahah.
this is a great look though! i love it, esp w/ that touch of irony =)

Iva said...

ps ...thank you so much for my happy birthday wishes!! I really appreciate it!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Taylor you have completely outdone yourself with this look! You could not look more glamorous - that top, the hat...LOVE!! I'm also OBSESSED with the Elin King collage - tres fabulous!! :)

THREE PETE said...

GORGEOUSSSS.

x x x



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Ash Fox said...

Every shot of you is stunning! Love your blog. I'm following. Thanks for stopping by.

x

www.tittees.blogspot.com

Catarina said...

That is such a gorgeous outfit, a perfect combination.
I love the tee with that beanie and your shoes are really cool.
x

le pearl said...

A great outfit! I love that top and thanks for introducing me to this gorgeous model.

x

luccie said...

looove that tee! and everything else about the outfit. perfection :)

caylee said...

love your shopbop choice; such a cool and comfy tee.
and i've considered getting those f21 boots...are they comfortable??

my ultimate fashion idol is elin too! she practically molded my style into what it is today.

bijoubijou said...

love this outfit!

xx

bijousstyle.blogspot.com

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Paula said...

love your outfit!
your boots and your t-shirt are fantastic!
i'm following you now!
xoxo

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