Tale Of The $10 Overall Dress

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Here's a fun fact about me: I spent one summer in high school working at an Old Navy in Indiana. And because of that, even just strolling past an Old Navy store is enough to give me flashbacks of breaking down boxes in a back room and hours spent organizing giant wall displays of $1 flip-flops, only to seem them destroyed by careless customers in seconds. So you can imagine, I don't walk into Old Navy stores very often, which is a shame, since they've really upped their style game in recent years, and their prices are pretty hard to beat. But thank god for the internet, which has allowed me to shop from the comfort of my couch and saved me from having to relive my summer of sophomore year!

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I bought this cute denim overall dress from Old Navy just a few weeks ago online, where it's currently on sale for $14.97, and thanks to a coupon code for 40% off, I was able to score it for just around $10 with tax. (I always, ALWAYS check retailmenot.com for coupon codes when I shop anywhere online--it never hurts to check!)  I love that it's roomy enough to layer a warm sweater underneath for winter, like this cozy $7 one from a Joe Fresh sale, but I'll also be able to pair it with a cute tank come summer. 

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I added a knit hat from eBay ($7) for warmth, and finished off the look with a pair of Dorothy Perkins booties ($45), a gifted black bag and a pair of hand-me-down sunnies, bringing the whole head-to-toe look to $69.

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And P.S., with the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, I wanted to remind everyone in the greater NYC area about this opportunity to donate clothing to help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you have clothing you never wear just lying around, you might as well pack it up and drop it off for a good cause! xo

Red(dy), Set, Go

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My husband is a pretty avid runner, and since most running events take place obscenely early, it means I occasionally have to spend my Sunday mornings up at 6:30am and show some support at the finish line. Of course, I am so NOT a morning person, so whatever I end up wearing on a race day is pretty much a mishmash of random, easily-grabbable pieces from my closet.

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This past Sunday, the hubs had a run in Central Park, and despite staying up late and catching up on my Netflix (crazyyyy Saturday night, I know!), I rallied and threw on the first pair of pants I could find at 6:30am: a pair of black high-waisted jeans that were $14 from eBay, and that I just realized I've worn in my last three blog posts. Which means that they are very CLEARLY my favorite pair of pants right now. 

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I also threw on a classic striped long-sleeve tee, which was $12 from H&M, and then added some athletic vibes to the look with a pair of Nike sneakers (purchased using a $20-off coupon at Finish Line for $50, and also worn here) and a black baseball cap ($5, from a street vendor). Then, before running out the door with a gifted black leather bag, I decided to rock one of my fave Salvation Army Coat Sale finds, a gorgeous red Calvin Klein coat that I scored for just $18, brand new with tags. (Insane deal, I know! But for some reason I hardly ever wear this coat--which needs to change ASAP.) Head-to-toe, the whole look came out to just under $100.

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Parks + Recreation

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Sometimes, it feels like New York City is just the WORST--maybe you're running late, it's pouring rain, the wind your umbrella turns inside out and then the subway takes foreverrrr to come, and it's just like, why am I suffering through this?! Why am I not living somewhere where I can just drive a car, and there's no traffic and big houses full of walk-in closets?? But for every one of those really terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days, there will also be a pretty darn perfect one.

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Last Saturday was one of those pretty perfect fall days that help remind me why I moved to this city in the first place. The temps were mild, the foliage was gorgeous and just walking through Central Park was enough to make me feel like I was in a movie. I wore a version of my typical fall uniform--a cozy sweater (scored on sale for around $7 from Joe Fresh) and some skinny jeans ($14, from Ebay), paired with my fave pair of oxfords (around $18 with a coupon, from Forever 21), which, as I've said before, are seriously the comfiest. 

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I finished off the look with a forest green hat (around $20, from a small shop in Tokyo) and a pair of hand-me-down sunnies, and with a gifted Zara trench (similar one here) and gifted black bag, the whole outfit came out to $13. 

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