This weekend I went to meet with a guy I'm seeing at Pinkberry for some yummy yogurt. I chose to be casual because of the location and I ended up wearing this:
Top :: Forever 21 (here)
Bottom :: Gap
Shoes :: Coach
Bag :: Proenza Schouler (here)
I tend to spend more on my shoes and much more on my bags than I do on my clothes. I feel like if I stay in good shape and buy clothes that fit me well (or get them tailored), I don't necessarily need to buy really expensive items because they will look good regardless. Since I'm on a resident's salary, something has to give and for now it's the clothes.
Below are a close up of the flats. I really liked them at the time and four years later, I still like them so they were a good buy. I like that the gold is a nice pop of color, but can be neutral depending on what you're wearing. Against this simple outfit, it provided a dash of much needed color. I did have to modify the flats though by cutting off the elastic band, but after I did that they were much more comfortable to wear.