Friday’s Fancies #9

Happy Halloween…a little eary! 🙂

Well today’s Friday’s Fancies is to share either a festive costume or something festive for the holiday. Since I haven’t dressed up in years, my last costume I was a homemade Stop Sign, I decided to do a festive outfit with a little playful hint of a costume. I know, I know, boring. But I’ve never been one for a creative costume idea. When I was younger I was a pumpkin for years, ragedy Anne for years and I think Aja from Jem and the Hollograms for more years. Believe it or not, the Stop Sign was my most original idea to date.

And now I ask, what are your Halloween plan? Will there be a costume involved or will you be more like me?  Comment and let me know!

*Friday’s Fancies is a weekly link-up hosted by Long Distance Loving

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Monopoly Money Monday Casual Weekend

MMM Casual Weekend

Doing some perusing for Monopoly Money Monday I came across this Goonie’s Sweatshirt and knew I had to pull together a cheap casual weekend look. I loved that movie so much and I may just need to spend my real money on this whole look. After all one of the movies best quotes…”Andi…YOU GOONIE!” Kind of perfect no? 😉

What movie would you wear on a shirt?

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Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh

Minty Fresh by andiabcs featuring madewell

 

It’s safe to say that mint is my color of choice in the spring/summer. It’s such a fun, classic color that can be paired with so many colors that is almost seems like a neutral. Not to mention it reminds me of ice cream which is never a bad thing. Lately I have been try to grow my mint collection of clothes/accessories/nail polishes and I’ve been pretty successful. I’m not there yet but I’m getting there.

Below are some outfits idea that incorporate my personal color of the year:

 

Mint Wristlet

Mint Wristlet by andiabcs featuring j.crew tops

Mint Stripes

Mint Stripes by andiabcs featuring j crew t shirts

Mint Skirt

Mint Skirt by andiabcs featuring j crew

Mint Wedges

Mint Wedges by andiabcs featuring a long sleeve cardigan

How do you wear mint? What color would you pair it with?

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Monopoly Money Monday

Trying to come up with something for Monopoly Money Monday I came across this dress and knew immediately it was time for a one dress outfit post. Using the dress as the main focal point I built an outfit around it that can be worn just about anywhere and is the low cost of $98.97! Not too shabby!

MMM Dress Look

Mini dress
target.com

Pewter sandals
target.com

Charlotte russe jewelry
charlotterusse.com

Sally hansen nail polish
target.com

Not gonna lie, MMM is getting harder and harder to do so I could use your help. Comment, email, tweet me, any and all ideas of things you would like to see in MMM. I do this blog to hopefully give you what you want to see so I’m open to any and all feedback. Keep fancy ABCers!

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March Shopping

Okay, I will be the first to say that I spent a lot of money this month. But that being said I knew going into the month that I would. Typically March is when I find a lot of my end of winter bargains and get my taxes back which I use a portion of to replenish the wardrobe and retreat from the winter blues. For all that I got, I’m considering this month a money well spent month. I got some great pieces that will certainly last me and can be used in a variety of seasons.

March Shopping

March Shopping by andiabcs featuring a long sleeve sweater

Not shown:
H&M(not available on line)
3 basic boat neck 3/4 length sleeve tops; white, green, navy and white stripped: $12.95 ea.
1 Plaid Button Down: on sale $10.00
2 Printed Skinny Pants: $12.95 ea.

May Designs
2014 Agenda: 40% off pd. $12.00
Lined Note Book: 40% off pd. $10.20
Note Cards: 40% off pd. $18.00

Sally Hansen
Mermaid’s Tale: $8.29

Barnes & Noble
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan: $7.99

JCrew Factory
3/4 Sleeve Color Block Tee: 30% off pd. $20.65

Target
2 Men’s Button Down Shirts: clearance $16.99 ea.

All items total come to a whopping $633.40, but $118.91 will be paid in April when the credit card statement comes in. My budget for the month was $500.00 and with that money taken off I spent $514.49 for March, only $14.49 over my budget. I’m pretty pleased with myself.

That said there will be no April wishlist or shopping for that matter. I have challenged myself, and a few others have joined me, to not buy anything in April (post up tomorrow for anyone interested). I am going to “shop my closet” and see what I can come up with. I’ll post OOTD posts on Instagram so follow me there is you want to see what I’m up to. Now, what to wear next?!

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