4th Anniversary of Economy of Style

When I started this blog four years ago, I was a graduate student struggling to accept my passion for style in an academic world in which fashion was seemingly denigrated.

I was bursting with perspectives on varying style concepts and beginning to use my training in economics to investigate ways of creating a style on an almost nonexistent budget.  At that time, there were inspiring trailblazers like the Budget Fashionista and Budget Chic, who were already openly talking about prices and discounts and style for the average woman.  So, I decided to dive into the world of blogging and created Economy of Style.

I’ve had to scale back a few times because of a demanding work schedule.  I’ve even thought about ending the blogging journey a few times.  But, you, my supportive readers have always served as critical encouragement to continue this journey.

Today, I am committed to building the blog and exploring new opportunities to expand the work that we do here.  This week, the Economy of Style Facebook page was launched and I’m already enjoying the opportunities to engage with you all more.

Thanks so much for your support!

Dress-Rachel Roy (Twisted Up) via Macy’s ($39.24)
Shoes-Franco Sarto via Marshalls ($39.99)
Earrings-Kendra Scott via Bluefly ($32.99)

In keeping with the giveaway theme, I am
wearing something old (vintage clutch not shown).
something blue, and something new

Blazer-Banana Republic

Better view of Kendra Scott Gwen Chandelier earrings.
Read about unbelievable deal I got at Bluefly.

I will be wearing this look to my real world celebration tonight at the St. Charles Fashion Week in St. Louis.  If you are local and want to join me, send me an email.  Photos from the event and other “around the town” events will be posted on Facebook.

The something new and all about you giveaway is coming up next!


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  1. August 26, 2011 / 4:44 pm

    That dress is hotness!

  2. August 27, 2011 / 12:04 am

    Love that RR dress and what a score!

  3. August 27, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    The color of this dress is one of my favorites and looks great on you….and I like your hair!

  4. August 27, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    The color of this dress is one of my favorites and looks great on you….and I like your hair!

  5. August 29, 2011 / 12:48 am

    Congrats on year #4! I love your blog whenever you have time to post because you find the BEST dresses at reasonable prices. You inspire me!