Pastel for Pennies

Ok, not pennies, but you get the idea, and you know I love alliteration. Here is my summer casual pastel look for not a whole lotta spend-


I am in love with mint! I try to keep it from being too matchy matchy by varying shades and textures, as well as pairing accessories with a super basic wardrobe.

Sunglasses- Ombre Square Sunglasses @ Forever 21: $5.80 (similar)
Necklace- Classic Beaded Layer Necklace @ Forever 21: $5.80
Earrings- Stone Cluster Stud Earrings @ J. Crew Factory: $11 (extra 40% off clearance with code CLEANUP)- AWESOME sale going on now, I want everything!!!!
Lip gloss- POP Beauty Aqua Lacquer in Flowering Fuchsia @ Birchbox: $14
T-shirt- Vintage- Style V-Neck T @ Old Navy: $9.50 (15% off online using code ONSAVENOW)

This t-shirt. THIS T-SHIRT. I have been shelling out a little more money lately, trying to find a t-shirt to fit my more broad shoulders and long torso while maintaining that super thin worn-in feel. Don't look anywhere else, buy this one now. It comes in basic colors, and the black has a slightly different texture but still fabulous (and yes, I now realize it is a bit sheer since you can see my hot pink bra in the photo....um....matches my lip gloss?).

And for the bottom half- don't be fooled by my weird-looking jeans, it is just the angle. They are super cute worn/torn boyfriend jeans...I just cuffed it oddly because I was trying on shoes :)


I love doing different shades of one color in my outfit, keeps it interesting. I received the polish in my PopSugar box and it is amazingly opaque and super bright, and the EXACT same color of the bottom of the public pools (I confirmed @ the pool yesterday). These shoes? I could walk Old Orchard ten times in them.

Sandals- Strappy Leather Wedges @ Gap: $15 during last summer's clearance (similar)
Polish- Obsessive Compulsive Polish in Pool Boy: $10
Jeans- 1969 Destructed Real Straight Jeans @ Gap: $41.97

How do you pair your pastels?

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