Budget Babes

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Aaaaand just like that, it’s November! I feel like once November comes around, our calendar just becomes a mad dash to New Years. Which isn’t all bad – it’s just a lot…all at once. It can be “a lot” on your budget too, which is why I recruited my sister for this month’s blog. Just because you have to be a “Boss Babe” when it comes to the holiday schedule, doesn’t mean you can’t also be a “Budget Babe” and look great doing it all (with a little help from Goodwill.)

This month, my trendy sister, Megan, went shopping with me and we put together four great looks at our local Goodwill.

First – and quite possibly my favorite – is this outdoorsy look, perfect for crunching in the autumn leaves. We paired some dark skinny jeans with a black and white striped, long-sleeved, blouse and accented the look with a bright emerald thermal vest by Old Navy. The find of the day was this pair of Steve Madden Duck boots, which can retail for $40-$50, that we found for just $5.99! (Good news, they were just a tad too small for my sister – so I got to keep them!)

The next look is warm and fuzzy for all those early snowfalls. Meg paired a beautiful maroon sweater with dark skinny jeans and our Duck boots by Steve Madden. I love the homage to fall colors in this cozy look!

Our third look is perfect for those lazy autumn weekends when you want to be comfy, but also look great! Meg matched a pair of soft, stretch denim, rose-colored jeggings with a cozy light blue tee from DIVIDED, and a flannel button-up blouse layered on top. I LOVE how the colors play off each other in this look! Megan has such a great sense of coordination when it comes to playing with color palate, and it pays off in this look!

Our final look is all about the shoes! Another great find was this pair of white leather boots by Universal Thread for just $5.99! These babies were pretty much brand new and Megan pulls them off so well. She paired the rose jeggings with a black and white tee by LOFT to finish the look.

So join the club and be a “Budget Babe” when you shop Goodwill today! Happy November and I’ll see you back here for all things holiday in December!

By Michelle Loss

Michelle is a Goodwill guest contributor, writing monthly fashion articles and modeling her thrifted finds. In addition, she is a local TV personality and former Miss Kansas. As a third generation thrifter, Michelle grew up shopping at Goodwill. She loves finding deals on clothes and accessories for her family of six or upcycling home decor items