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affordable style is all in the details

So, we're going to a barbecue for Memorial Day. That's enough of an excuse for me to go shopping, right? That AND the fact that nothing I own fits me anymore since I've dropped a ton of weight on the Paleo diet. Go me!

But I needed some affordable style. We're not exactly rolling in dough right now, so I decided to buy a few pretty pieces with high-impact details that would give any outfit an upscale look. Fashion is really all about the details. The intricacies add intrigue.

Affordable Style: Get the Look

In the details

I saw these adorable Bongo sandals at Sears and built my outfit around them. I find it's easiest to put a look together when you have one central accessory to work off of.

Sears Shop Your Way

Of COURSE I used my Shop Your Way Rewards points! I somehow had $7.44 in rewards points in my account. Amazing considering I haven't shopped at all in 2013. Thoughtful programs like these really do make me a more loyal shopper. And have you seen the searsStyle site? It has tons of helpful #ThisisStyle tips and inspiration if you're not feeling particularly trendy or chic at the moment.

affordable lacy shorts

My most expensive item was this pair of True Freedom shorts. At $18 (half off, woohoo!) I'd hardly call them a splurge, but they made up the bulk of my $65 affordable style budget. I love the lace detail on the sides, and I could see these working well with a lot of different looks down the line.

fashion necklace

This chunky necklace tied in the coral color in the sandles, and I went with a lighter shade for the shirt.

gold earring detail

These nickel-free studs for sensitive ears match the necklace perfectly, with the same rough texture. My skin rebels against a lot of cheap metals, but I've always been able to rely on Sears to have a wide selection of hypoallergenic jewelry.

Bongo bandeau

There's that lace coming in again. I love this Bongo bandeau. I have a thing for Bongo, can you tell? Plus, it's strapless, making it perfect for sunbathing later in the day if I decide to take off my overshirt.

Bongo bandeau

All that affordable style for about $65! You can see by my two-week-old pedicure that I'm really loving the coral color this season.

affordable style

What are your Memorial Day plans? And more importantly, what are you wearing?