Outfit under $100: Collab with Merging Threads


Helllloooo world! Are you guys sick of reading collabs? I’ll just assume no, because I have a few more coming ;). Today, I got Anne from Merging Threads to team up with me on creating an outfit under $115. This includes the entire outfit, so you know it’s gonna be a good steal #yaaass. You can find Anne’s post here. Keep reading to see my outfit! If any of you readers are interested in doing a collab/guest post, contact me through the contact page. xo lydia


top: shein (featured in this post) // bottoms: forever21 (featured in this post) // shoes: DSW // bag: target

Total cost of outfit: $108.73

I didn’t think it was going to be this hard outfit to create, but it actually kind of was. Most of the items I know are $40^, so I had to scavage my closet for some cute steals. Thankfully, Forever21 and Target are my best friends so I found a few stylish items from them that are affordable. I wanted something that I could wear to work easily, which is where this bag comes in handy. It’s fashionable and handy, plus it’s a backpack so my hands can be free (… to Instagram or tweet, not gonna lie). And if you thought backpacks were out, you’re WRONG. Just because backpacks are known for wearing to school doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish because they totally can. Of course I FORGOT to use my bag in my photos, which makes sense because I rarely show bags in my photos. You guys really shouldn’t have that much trust in me.

I had to keep my outfit simple to stay under $115, so I just paired my new favorite skinny jeans (F21 for the win, are you shocked?) with this super cute tee and some booties. I found these booties last fall for uber cheap ($20) and this top is from Shein, so you know it’s gonna be pretty affordable. Shein is like Target to me, I’ll go there to find a skirt, and I end up buying 3 pairs of shoes, 2 bottoms, 45 shirts, you feel me? 😂
















Sneak peak of Anne’s post, don’t forget to head over to her blog to see her outfit! Thanks for reading 🙂