Hey, all. So I’ve been waiting and waiting to purchase from Alloy again after two very successful buys on previous occasions. It just so happened that the right things were on clearance, the right sales were taking place, and the right promotional offers were around all at the same time. So here is my $70 Alloy haul:
I got this cocoon cardi for $14.99 in a nice teal/indigo color. The closest color I have to this is a short-sleeved navy cardigan that I pretty much hate, so I figured it’d be nice to get some sort of other blue into my cardigan collection.
This navy-striped cropped boatneck tee was only $5.99. I’ll honestly probably only wear this when I’m having a lazy day, with some jeans and a cami under if it’s too short (it didn’t look very cropped on the model). Plus, it’s totally nautical-inspired.
This cropped tribal print tee was also $5.99. I used to be really terrified of buying/wearing cropped shirts, but I’ve recently learned that they’re really great for layering with longer tanks, tees, or camis. And they actually make my top half look a little bit more proportional to my hips, which are about three inches larger than my bust. Anyway, I’ll probably pair this with a dark gray cami and the coral jeans featured below.
This. Ugh. Just. YES. Coral is obviously one of the biggest things this spring, so I figured I definitely needed to add it SOMEWHERE in my wardrobe… So why not go really bold with a jean? This was my most expensive purchase at $29.90.
So, sage is also one of my favorite colors and I just couldn’t pass these up. These are pretty neutral and can thus be worn with almost anything, but the color is still unusual enough for a pant that it can create even more interest for the outfit. So looking forward to wearing this with my favorite oversized off-shoulder gray tee and a pair of chucks. Purchased for $14.99.
Okay, I just bought this because it was the least expensive item on clearance and I needed like $3 more to qualify for the $20 off of $75 promotion. But I love feathers and hair accessories, so this is a nice second edition to my feather extension clip collection (my other clip has natural oatmeal-colored feathers). I purchased this for $3.99.
Thanks for reading, guys. And if you’ve never shopped at Alloy, I highly recommend it. Especially for the extra short or tall plus sized women. They have inseams from 30”-37”!
Hello, gals. There’s been a $25 Target giftcard sitting in my wallet since Christmas, as is routine every year with my cheap uncle… And I never end up using them because I can’t get anything for $25! BUT I decided with my recent lack of money and desire for dresses that I’d at least look to see if I could find anything worthy and cheap enough to use just the giftcard on. These are the two dresses I found online:
This simple black dress is just what I need… I have a couple of black dresses already, but they are formal while this is very casual and great for layering until it gets warmer. And then during the summer, I can remove those layers, put on some flip flops, and take this to the beach. And the best part? It was only $6.30. They have it up to a 2x right now.
Okay, this dress has double value because it comes with a belt too. While I already have a skinny brown belt, this one’s slightly different and probably more tight-fitting (the one I’ve been wearing kind of droops, as it’s a size too big). I also chose this dress because I don’t have nearly enough purple in my wardrobe. I’ve always been put off by purple because I feel like it’s practically the ONLY color that anyone makes plus size clothing in (seriously…why do designers think that all fat girls are obsessed with purple?!), but I’ve since found that it’s fine in moderation. The only shade that I still refuse to wear is fuchsia. Blech. Anyway, here’s a close-up of the not-so-floral print:
It kind of reminds me of a brocade… Anyway, this dress only set me back $8.74 and is currently available up to a 2x.
I’d originally picked out about $60 worth of dresses, all under $20, in clearance in my size (2x) but refrained from purchasing them all for my wallet’s sake. BUT I certainly think you all should look if you need some cheap basic dresses for the upcoming spring and summer months. (: