Downtown Demure x & Apparel

Easy Mixed Print Outfit (and Almost Everything Costs Less Than $50)

Downtown Demure x & Apparel

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Made in LA mural - Downtown Demure

Sweater: c/o & Apparel ($12.50) // Skirt: Rebecca Minkoff (sample sale) // Shoes: c/o & Apparel ($39.50)

Ampersand Ring: c/o & Apparel ($8) // Necklace: c/o Modest Gold ($14.70) // Infinity Ring: Modest Gold ($7.70)

~Use code downtown20 to get 20% off your entire order on & Apparel ~

Friends, I’m so excited to introduce you to a new brand I’m partnering with called & Apparel, a ridiculously affordable online shop that specializes in quirky clothes and embroidered essentials. This was the first brand I pursued and asked to partner with because I just HAD to work with them — I believe that strongly in & Apparel. Why? The clothes are cute, modern, versatile, full of personality – and *everything* is under $50. No joke. Literally everything in her shop is affordable. (It doesn’t hurt that & Apparel, ran by the talented Andrea Updike, has one of the funniest Instagram accounts I follow.)

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Downtown Demure x & Apparel

Andrea graciously offered to let me get a few pieces from her shop, and I was like an (indecisive) kid in a stylish candy store. After a lengthy deliberation, I chose the varsity sweater, leopard print pumps and the ampersand ring (seriously, how cute is that ring?!). I knew I had a how-to post on print-mixing in the works, so I wanted items with different prints that I could easily mix. If you’re looking to ease your way into the world of mixed prints, pair a sweater or top with an accessory of some sort (e.g., shoes, scarves, etc.) — just make sure both items have at least one common, unifying color or are in a similar color family. This outfit has plenty of black, white, and neutrals, so it was easy to mix the different prints. As I mentioned in my last post, leopard print is a neutral, and it goes with practically EVERY other kind of print.

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I’m always slightly suspicious of clothing that’s so affordable, so I didn’t know what to expect when I opened my package. What I received was thick, well made poly blend sweater, a solid pair of leopard print pumps, a gold-plated ring (that hasn’t tarnished yet). What I love most (besides the prices) is that each of these pieces is incredibly versatile; I know I’ll be able to work each of these items into multiple outfits for various occasions. I’m still amazed that all the items cost a whopping total of $60.00 (even less if you use a promo code). The only item I caution against are the leopard print pumps because, honestly, they aren’t comfortable for more than 45 minutes at time (but cute and affordable shoes rarely are). They also aren’t made of real leather, but rather various synthetic materials. They are very similar in quality to the kind of pumps you can expect to find at Forever 21.

All in all, I highly recommend & Apparel for my modest fashionistas on a budget. If you decide to check out Andrea’s shop, don’t forget to use code downtown20 to get 20% of your entire order (your wallet will be VERY happy you did).

Here are so more items I’m crushing on from & Apparel:
& Aapprel skirt & Apprel hat & Apparel poncho

Check out & Apparel’s site and let me know what you think! Are you a total fangirl now too? 

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    Holly Loube
    09/28

    You look so freakin beautiful & classy. Ok I seriously need a nice black skirt, but my hips are like so ridiculously wide. Help!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Holly Loube
      09/28

      Thank you, girlie! I’m definitely blushing right now. ???? You are so tiny, I doubt your hips are “ridiculously” wide. Do you mind if ask what your body type and measurements are? I’ll send you some skirt suggestions once I know!

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    Alice
    09/28

    You look good Liz! Love the look!

    Alice
    http://www.protectyourglow.com

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    chel
    09/28

    Absolutely beautiful Liz…if you don’t mind my asking…How tall are you? xx

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > chel
      09/28

      Hmm, how tall do you think I am? O_o jk, I’m 5’3 (aka, not tall at all). Thanks for the love!

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    Stephanie
    09/28

    I love the simple black and white outfit with shoes and clutch that pop! This is such a timeless look.

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    Darcy
    09/28

    Love that top! Great place for your pictures, too!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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    Alecz
    09/28

    This sweater really pops against the simple skirt, and I love the leopard heels!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    adriele
    09/28

    Omg I LOVE this sweater and you look positively fierce in this entire look! I love it!

    Thanks for linking up with us today!

    -Adriele
    http://www.StyleAssisted.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > adriele
      09/29

      Thank you, dear! I’m crazy about that sweater, too. ????

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    chel
    09/28

    thank you lol…I am 5’2 myself…I was curious because I love your maxi dresses and I struggle with the right length for my height…thanks!!!1

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > chel
      09/29

      Anytime! I should mention that I typically get my maxis tailored (for $9 a pop) because they’re usually too long. Tailoring works wonders!

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    Cymone | The Block is Haute
    09/29

    You are [wearing] that skirt. Love all of this! And checking out &Apparel…sounds like something right up my alley!

    xoxo. | cymone.
    The Block is Haute

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    Cecilia
    09/30

    So chic! Love this look.

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    Michelle
    10/01

    I have never heard of & Apparel but I will definitely be checking them out. You look fab!

    XO, Michelle Paige
    http://www.michellespaige.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Michelle
      10/03

      Thanks, Michelle! It’s a fab brand that I HIGHLY recommend.

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    10/05

    A great look and you could never tell these are affordable prices, you look a million bucks in them!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Happiness at Mid Life
      10/05

      I’m totally blushing right now! Thank you, Alice!

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    Alicia
    10/05

    This look is gorgeous! I love the leather pencil skirt mixed with the varsity style sweater.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

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    Oby Grace
    10/05

    This is such a beautiful look! A very classy look!

    xo
    Oby Grace
    http://ispyoby.blogspot.com/

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    Ada
    10/05

    I love that varsity style sweater, so cute and chic. It looks great with the leopard pumps and that dark pencil skirt. Such an elegant look.

    Have a great October! Ada. =)

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    EE
    10/05

    Love this look!! You look beautiful, and your pictures are great!

    xx,
    EE

    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    Darcy
    10/05

    This sweater is fantastic! Love the shoes, too!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com