Yes, I got these clothes from Walmart
I’ve always been insecure about my body. I’m tall, I’m heavy chested, I’ve never been happy about my weight and I’ve got a deformed left leg. For a long time, I hid behind bulky clothes that were unflattering and covered up some scars I was afraid to show. However, I’ve been challenging myself lately to start putting together a closet full of pieces I genuinely love and that expresses my style while pushing my boundaries. I’ve been learning to love my skin and I want my clothing to reflect that.
Stitchfix has been a really fun way to find some pieces that are unique and different without spending hours shopping and looking for them. However, I can’t always afford Stitchfix (I’m currently getting one fix every other month) and I’ve been wanting to add a few pieces that were a little more budget friendly. I think it’s important to have a closet that’s a healthy mix of quality items and bargain finds! I just didn’t know where to start until Dustin and I went to run some errands a few weeks ago to Walmart to pick up some Poweraid and allergy medicine. As we were walking through the clothing section of this particular store, he pointed out a dress that was on sale and asked if I thought it was cute. Surprisingly enough, I did think it was cute. I haven’t given Walmart clothes a second look in years because I felt like buying clothes there wouldn’t be trendy and cool. But the dress was on sale for 9 dollars. Um, okay. Yes please.
We looked around, and I was pleasantly surprised at a couple other things they had on the racks. And as we wandered through the accessory isle, Dustin kept pointing out things that would go well with each other (I know, he’s adorable when he is trying to help me shop). I will admit, as we were checking out with an armful of clothes, I started worrying about being “that girl” who wears Walmart clothes and not being trendy or fashionable enough.
However, putting together these outfits was so much fun and stepping out into the public was a huge confidence booster. I got so many compliments on each outfit by random strangers throughout the days I wore them and loved their reactions when I told them “I got these clothes from Walmart!” I felt pretty, put together, professional and classy. And, I realized that I didn’t give a crap that my clothes were from Walmart because I had put my own unique spin on each of them and felt like myself. Newsflash: You don’t have to spend a butt ton of money on your whole wardrobe. Yes, I will still invest in quality pieces from things like Stitchfix, . Yes, I think it’s important to consider Cost Per Wear when choosing clothes. Yes, Walmart is probably going to take over the world. And yes, I believe that you can and should save a few bucks on some summer outfits by being open to bargain hunting; even from Walmart.
Here are the details on these outfits:
Pink Lace Hoodie: Walmart (similar here) for $7.00
Beaded Headband: Walmart for $5.00
Earrings: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox (free month with code: chelsiebff6)
Blue Chevron Dress: Walmart (similar here) on sale for $9.00
Geometric Statement Necklace: Walmart (similar set here) for $5.00
Ring: Old Navy
Shoes: American Eagle (old)
Earrings: Slate c/o Rocksbox
Shirt: Old Navy
Maxi Skirt: Walmart for $7.00
Shoes: I apparently didn’t think to put any on. My bad.
Fedora Hat : Walmart (Faded Glory) $6.97
Next time you stop by Wally World, be sure to take a gander through the clothing and accessory department and don’t be afraid or ashamed if you find something you like!
What’s your favorite place to buy bargain clothes? What’s your favorite piece from my Walmart haul? Do you shop at Walmart for clothes or accessories? I want to know!