this outfit cost me $5.

Yep, a whopping 5 smakeroos went into this outfit. (minus the shoes, which you can’t see anyways cause I sunk into the grass so much)ย 
Normally I wouldn’t show you my outfits (I’m no “style blogger” though wish I could be worthy of such…really I only “dress up” on Sundays for church…have I used enough “air quotes” in this parantheses?) but I made my top…I am slowly getting into sewing for myself and seeing that it’s not so scary.ย  It’s a simple knit top, made with that thrifted material.
Material and buttons for the top were $2, belt $1, and skirt $2. (all thrifted!) I accidentally shrunk the skirt (oops!) but it fit, albeit, it squished my internal organs more than Sadie or Charlotte ever did in utero, but still, it fit.

you get the side profile, otherwise I would totally intimidate you/scare you with my linebacker shoulders. Seriously. They’re fierce.
Here’s a close up of the buttons (and half of a fierce shoulder), I sewed them on top of a little pleated piece of fabric to add some interest. So what do you think? I wasn’t sure about the plaid, but it’s growing on me. It’s totally not cute with jeans though. It needs the high-waisted skirt. Now to find another navy skirt that won’t cut off all circulation to my bottom half. (ok, it’s not that bad…)


  1. Love It! The whole outfit is awesome and the top has so much detail and is super cute. Great job and your photos are cute too! You look great so stop being so hard on your self.

  2. I love it. We could have been twins at church. This last week I also wore a plaid top with a long pencil skirt. Both also thrifted.
    You look really great Jess. You are getting more confident in front of the camera and it’s paying off.

  3. Super cute outfit! I love the shirt. I’ve been trying rather unsuccessfully to sew with knits. Any suggestions?

  4. It looks really good! Way to go on sewing for yourself. I will get there one day….

  5. I think it looks great! Love the plaid!

  6. i love the button detail! you go you thrifting genius!

  7. I love your top! So cute!

  8. Your descriptions and commentary always crack me up! I think your outfit looks great!! Love the shirt, skirt, and your posing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Button accent for the win.

  10. I think it looks great on you! Can’t tell the skirt is giving you a compression injury by the way! The plaid is great, I really like it! I am so with you on the linebacker shoulders!! I have them too!

  11. there’s not one post that I dont laugh the way you write!! LOL you are so funny!!
    I love the outfit!! you look great!!

  12. I love the utero joke, too funny!
    That shirt came out SUPER cute! It may not llok good with blue jeans but try it with some cute black dressy capris and some little sandles. {if you have more material from it make a bow and tie it to some flip flops}
    Take care,

  13. ca-ute! you’re a little stylista!

  14. I love the button detail on the top! It looks great. I love bargain outfits.

  15. absolutely adorable! love the top! how about a tutorial?! (and I’d like to see it with jeans… just to judge?!)

  16. Fantastic! The buttons add such cute detail to the top!

  17. The whole outfit is adorable! And I’m totally impressed that you made the top.

    I finally started making clothes for Olivia once you started posting about the clothes you made for Sadie so often. Now maybe if you keep posting about clothes you make for yourself I’ll jump on that bandwagon too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Amazing! As much as I love sewing for my little girl, I am ready to sew for myself! Tutorial for the shirt, perhaps? You are awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I’m digin the plaid and the buttons. Another great item!

  20. Job well done! I’d never quess the price ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Cutie-patootie (enough said!)

  22. I really like the button over pleating detail. Good job!

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