So Jess and I have really missed each other. We used to talk every week – and then the “No Plan” Menu Plan came to a close, and we were left hanging:). So, we decided to create an awesome new series – focused around real-life fashion!

We are both frustrated with fashion posts that revolve around $1,000 items. And items that only can be found at Kate Spade. And we both have very tiny budgets. So, we introduce:

Real Life Fashion: 2 Girls, 2 Cities, 1 Budget, 1 Wardrobe

This is what’s going down. Each episode will feature:

  • One store (Target, Forever 21, Old Navy…etc.)
  • One outfit under $100
  • Both Misses and Plus-Size fits
  • Wardrobe Basics
  • A few trendy accessories

We are both going to try on the same outfit – and give tips for our size-type.  We will throw in some fun unique pieces, but we really want to focus on the basics.  We both love items that are versatile and classic – and stand the test of time.  This series won’t be every week – but we will feature it every now and then to give you awesome new seasonal favorites.

Oh, and neither of us will be using affiliate links – in case you care about that :).

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This week we both tried on this outfit at Target!  We are itching for fall – and honestly, this outfit was perfect.  This is what our outfit features:

Black Leggings – I am firm believer in “leggings aren’t pants!”, so we both found gorgeous tunic-like shirts to make these leggings work!  These leggings are only $8 and were really well-made!.

Denim Tunic – I haven’t been brave enough for the denim top look yet – and that’s about to change! I love how this shirt felt – and seriously could see myself wearing this everywhere! **Note: I tried on this maternity shirt. Yes, a maternity shirt!  It added length – and instead of using it’s “I’m pregnant” waistband tie, I just used a belt instead. Jess tried on this plus-size shirt.**

Skinny Belts – For me, belts are a STAPLE.  We love the 2 for $14 skinny belts at Target. I have a few of these belts and love them. Read more about my love of these belts in my Denim 101 post here.

Cheetah Scarf – I am really into animal print – I love it so much.  This scarf is totally a neutral. It wasn’t an infinity scarf, but I tied the ends together. BTW – that’s an easy tip to make an flowy scarf an infinity scarf :).

Ankle Boots – Jess and I were both nervous about the ankle boots.  But, we have to say, they are gorgeous!  We both picked too different brown boots – and loved them both.  The ones I tried on were super comfortable, and really really cute! Jess picked these and I picked these.

Make sure you click here and go see Jess’s version of the same outfit!


I am really sorry about the grainy photo!  I had to ask a super sweet lady to take it – and it was super awkward :). Oh – and I’m in front of the men’s underwear. Whoops. Sorry!


Read My Other Wardrobe Posts Here

My Capsule Wardrobe

5 Tips to Never Iron Again

The Secret to make your heels comfortable all day long

My favorite basics from Forever 21

How to Buy and Sell Clothes on Ebay

The Perfect White Blouse

Get Your Man Some Nice Jeans

How to shop sales and never pay full price

Denim for Women 101

5 Rules for the Perfect Wardrobe

Just Call me Audrey | Must-Have Items for your Wardrobe

The Classic Pencil Skirt

The Perfect Nude Heel

That Sexy White One Piece