Fun, Fabulous Finds Under $30

3 Feb

The only thing better than finding great new fashion and beauty items is finding them for a steal. And I’ve been finding a lot of them lately. In fact, the deals have been so good, I just can’t keep them to myself, so I’m going to share them with you. Hopefully they will make you feel as excited and inspired as they do me.

Combining the neon AND lace trends, I found this super cute yellow lace t-shirt at Forever 21. I can’t wait to wear it dressed down with my skinny jeans and then try it dressed up with one of my pencil skirts. I’ve been really loving yellow and gray together lately. It’s a fun and fresh way to make the yellow pop. Only $11.50!

Yellow Lace Shirt, Forever 21, $11.50

I made my way to another section of Forever 21 and found these amazing red lace shorts and this matching pink, salmon and red striped cropped sweater. The red shorts remind me of a pair I saw Blake Lively wearing not long ago, only I bet hers didn’t come in at such a reasonable $19.80. The sweater was only $15.80. I barely broke the $30 mark with BOTH pieces, let alone one. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the shorts in particular strike just the right vibe. I plan to put a white button up under the sweater to complete the look. I might even add a pair of red heels for date night.

Red Lace Shorts, Cropped Striped Sweater, Forever 21

And then because the shorts made me think of Audrey Hepburn and 1950’s women in sun bonnets, I found myself drawn again and again to this amazing chapeau at Claire’s. It has just the right amount of floppiness to be dashing without obstructing my sight by falling into my eyes. Eatcha’ heart out, Joe Bradley. At only $18, I couldn’t pass it up.

Polka dot hat, Claire's, $18

A little later in the week, I found these great and somehow practical silver sequin flats. They fold flat and slip into the matching drawstring bag. They are perfect for throwing into your briefcase or handbag for those moments when your heels have outworn their welcome. Comfy, soft, and nearly slipper-like, they made walking the couple blocks to the car a breeze. They’ve been in my work bag ever since and have already earned their $25 price several times over. These pretty little slippers are available in silver, gold or black from Aldo. They do run small, though. I normally wear a size 5 at Aldo and had to move up to a size 6 for these to fit. The woman that rang me up mentioned she went up a size in them as well.

Silver Sequin Flats & Drawstring Bag, Aldo, $25

Not technically a fashion item, but too pretty to pass up, the new eyeshadows and lipgloss from Physician’s Formula are sure to please. The Shimmer Strips eyeshadows ($10.95) glide on smooth and creaseless. I got the Nudes which come in a beautiful lacy case with three sets of three shadows increasing your eye look in intensity as you move down the rows.  It also comes in Fashionista (brights), Denim (blues), and Smokey. There are several palettes to enhance your eye color, whether it be brown, green or blue. I have pretty sensitive skin and wear contacts, and Physician’s Formula never bothers, either. The pH Matchmaker lipgloss ($9.95) goes on a pale, translucent pink, and then within 15 seconds or so, transforms to match your skin tone. Mine went to a beautiful bright pink. The tube has a built-in mirror and the cap has a light for easy and effortless application, even in a dark car. Though the gloss faded, the color lasted all day without reapplication. If I didn’t already have a full case of blush, I would have also purchased the adorable and ready for Valentine’s Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush.

Eyeshadow Palette and Lipgloss, Physician's Formula

And last, but certainly not least, are these snuggly pajamas my mom sent me from Macy’s. They were having a sale and she told me one of the sets rang up for only $4.95 and the other was around $13! I’ve been cold lately and these fuzzy flannel and fleece sets have really helped. I found the leopard slippers at the same sale as well. By Betsey Johnson, they were on sale for only $15. Both sets are cute, comfy and perfect for catching some zzzz’s without catching a cold.

Pajamas, Macy's

Fashion need not break the bank to be beautiful. There are tons of amazing finds out there. Feel free to share yours below in the comments. If you have a question or something you’d think would make a good “Inspiration of the Week,” you can also comment below or drop me an email at

Future blog topics include:

  • • How to Dress Appropriately for Any Occasion
  • • The Five Shoe Staples Every Girl Should Own
  • • How to Get Down in Black and Brown
  • • Colored Jeans, A Rainbow of Possibilities
  • Trends To Buy Right Now
  • • Seven Ways to Save While Shopping
  • • How To Put The Va-Va-Voom In Your Valentine’s Day

Be Fierce. Be Fashionable. Be Yourself.




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