my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget

my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM

I could live in outfits like this. A jeans and blazer combo is such an easy to put together, no fuss look that leaves you a lot of room to get creative with your shoes, top and accessories. Heels or pointed toe flats and a blazer are my casual Friday must haves. Even when no meetings are scheduled, you never know… I like to be prepared for the unexpected. So no flip flops or slouchy sweaters.

In this outfit I chose to leave my top un-tucked and play with layers and colors. Fridays I like to get more vibrant when it comes colors and pull out my “not so corporate” fancy heels.

my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COMmy go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM my go to casual friday outfit PLUS the best online shops on a budget REDRETICULE.COM

Let’s talk shopping! We are working women and we love to look put together and fashion forward every day. Yet, when it comes to shopping, you like to be very sure about every piece you spend your money on. As strong as your desire is to look your best at all times or decompress with a shopping tour, you want to be mindful. Besides your closet, you have to pay your rent, start a college fund for the kiddos or do some home improvements. There are some amazing shops out there that offer pretty good value for your money. Let’s take a look at the best online shops on a budget:

h&m

I wasn’t too impressed with h&m four five years ago, but boy have they come a long way! I love to pop into their store or go online every now and then to scoop up a cute blazer for under $50 or oxford shirts for under $30!

ann taylor

What career woman has not shopped at Ann Taylor? Very good quality and they constantly have sales going on! However, they need to cut out a close to $9.oo shipping costs. That turns me off.

zara

Oh, how I wish there was a Zara store in Hampton Roads! I was a Zara addict back in Germany! Zara is very fashion forward and their price tags are reasonable. I love their minimalist chic and sophisticated office style. Have you seen their latest fall / winter outerwear yet?

asos

It’s a fresh and hip brand. I shop at Asos when I look for a cute dress or something cool and edgy for off duty, although they do have more and more great on duty clothing.

mango

Mango is another big favorite of mine from my German years and I wish they opened a store close where I live. Their collections are always fashion forward and refined for the modern working woman.

everlane

Everlane offers clothing and footwear from factories around the globe – the very same ones that produce our favorite designer labels. Their business concept is to cut out the middle man costs and offer good quality clothing for less. Did you see their Italian made pointed toe flats lately?

artizia

Artizia carries 13 – for most of us unknown brands. The company offers beautifully designed clothes that are on-trend, high quality, and of good value. Their clothing is unique, outstanding and classic at the same time.

madewell

Their price point is quite good compared to the quality of the products. You are getting value. I love their jeans designs and the quality of their tops.

the limited

They carry the smallest sizes to accommodate the little women with little shoulders, which is a big plus for me. I am very happy with their pants. I love the design, the fit and the colors. …and you can get a pair for under $70 on full price, but if you happen to browse their site during their sales event, you may well get a pair for under $50!

Anything I left out? Which ones are the best online shops on a budget in your opinion?

outfit details

blazer – h&m
top – banana republic outlet
skinny jeans – nordstrom
heels – jessica simpson

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Lajosne Bacsi

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  • http://www.bangsbang.com Dora Toubanaki

    Love it! Super chic!
    Dora
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  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    I love my jeans for casual friday, you look so cute.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • http://lovelyattitude.com Honia Honig

    wow, you look amazing, the pink shades are beautiful :)
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  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    I love that top! And those pink heels are amazing! Perfect look for a casual Friday!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Great outfit and roundup of stores. Some of my favorites!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Bella Pummarola

    Oh my, those Barbie shoes are perfection! You look fabulous!

    Bella Pummarola

  • Danielle

    I like this casual look very much! I’ve always loved to wear a pair of jeans with a blazer! Love the bright color of the pumps! You look very pretty! Have a great weekend!

    http://www.spring2spring.com

  • http://www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com Michele M

    This post is so very informative. I checked out the pointed toe flats from everlane and they are so gorgeous. Thank you for painting such a clear picture of all these shops out there. Your casual Friday outfit is perfect. The banana republic top pops out so nicely in combination with the blue blazer. The Jessica Simpson shoes look awe-inspiring. :)
    Have a great weekend.
    http://www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Love the bright colors in this outfit! I also can find some great things at Forever 21…especially online!! And Shein.com has been great for my kimono & bright pink shoes!!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • http://www.wishesandreality.com/ Heidi D.

    So pretty in pink! I have been loving Zara, H&M and even Forever 21 lately:)

    Wishes & Reality

  • Shell Peterson

    You are beautiful! I am envying over your pink pumps!

    -xo, Shell

    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

  • thefashionsalt

    I love the pink top with the pink shoes! And that blazer is beautiful – it’s amazing now what you can find at H&M. Great outfit!
    ~Lili
    http://www.thefashionsalt.com

  • tiffanyima

    This is such a cute look! love the pink.

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  • http://natcrys.blogspot.com/ Natassia Crystal

    Yay, these are the outfits that make me truly happy.. with all the bright colours! :)

    Love those skinny jeans.. and those cute heels! :)

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  • Lindsay Truax

    I love your H and M jacket!! And, your pink heels are so cute!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

  • Nicole

    Wow this is gorgeous!! I love your top and heels :)

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  • Ellese Launer

    I love this look! I am all about the no fuss, sophisticated look. Your heels are adorable, and really pulls this whole look together. XO, Ellesel

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  • http://www.justatinabit.com Tina Phan

    I love the pop of color! You always look elegant!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  • http://michellespaige.blogspot.com Michelle Orsi

    Jeans are the start to the ultimate casual Friday outfit. Loving the pops of pink in this one!

    michellespaige.com

  • http://theradwife.blogspot.com Morgan Gifford

    So chic and I love your hair!
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

  • http://melange-boutique.blogspot.com.es/ Melange-Boutique by Noe&Lolita

    Love so much the stile in the outfit, love the chic pink touch on it too …thanks for sharing the stores 😉

    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

  • http://www.krembdelakremb.com/ Kremb de la Kremb

    Thanks for this list. I didn’t know about Everlane and need to look into Artizia. Also, it’s time I took the plunge and invested in the Flea Markets from Madewell….

    I love your style and what you offer here on your blog. I found you via Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.

    Love,

    Ann of Kremb de la Kremb