1 Skirt, 4 Affordable looks and more from Walmart

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Hey, hey, hey! I ventured into Walmart the other day-(did I mention here that Walmart is THE main store in our town?) and it’s now a given that I stop by the women’s clothing department to see what’s new in store—-and let me tell you they did not disappoint!! I have a few more gatherings to attend over the holidays, and for this homebody, I wanted to find one capsule piece that I could wear a few different ways. And the capsule piece I found was this black ribbed $15 pencil skirt. Yup, you read that right, $15!

I challenged myself to make 3 different outfits out of this simple skirt and I think I succeeded. Y’all can weigh in in the comments below and let me know how I did!  I also snuck in a few other items to try out.

Look #1: Ribbed pencil skirt, plaid flannel, statement necklace, and heels

This skirt is so comfortable you guys, and I have to say it’s also rather versatile. I paired it with this plaid flannel shirt (Size M), as I saw a similar look from @TarynTruly.  For the skirt, I originally tried a size Large but found the Medium much more flattering. The knotted pointed toe on the heel adds a chic detail, and all in all, this might be one of my favorite looks for the holidays.

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It’s fun, and a little unexpected-especially for me!


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Look #2: Ribbed pencil skirt, Wrap sweater, Rhinestone earrings, and Rhinestone heels

This look was fun and a little flirty.  The color of this sweater is everything—I ordered it online in an XL, but could have been sized down to a Large or maybe even a Medium.  It’s 2 pieces: a satin cami, and a soft, cozy sweater that quite honestly feels like a warm hug.

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I found the adorable rhinestone hoops in the store and then found the coordinating heels online by Madden NYC.  I also picked up a few new wine glasses from Better Homes & Gardens, I love the shape of these stemmed white wine glasses, and these stemless ones too.

Look #3: Black Ribbed pencil skirt, red ribbed turtleneck, statement necklace, and heels.

For this look, I decided to style it two different ways, tucked under, and then with a belt, I just realized I didn’t take a picture with it belted, but you see what that looks like in the video down below.

This ribbed turtleneck sweater is sooooo comfortable and comes in several colors, I will be going back for a few more–I love a turtleneck! The turtleneck is size L.  I also ordered my husband this quilted quarter-zip sweatshirt by Free Assembly because he loves this style of shirt.  I ordered him a 2XL because that’s his normal size, but it ran a little big on him, but the material is so, so soft and comfortable.

Look #4: Black Ribbed pencil skirt, “Nice List” Tee, oblong hoop earrings, and Chelsea Boots.

Well, I just couldn’t pass this cute T-shirt by, it was only $7 in the men’s section, but figured it could look really cute paired with the pencil skirt.

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Wearing this pencil skirt with a tee and the Chelsea boots dresses the skirt down some, and just makes a fun casual outfit for drinks, or just hanging out with friends!

Bonus Looks:

(If skirts aren’t your thing, I paired the turtleneck sweater with a pair of tie-waist satin pants)

These pants were crazy comfortable and surprisingly flattering for me (even with my belly pooch). Unlike most wide-leg pants, they don’t run extremely long, which is a major plus.  Pants are size Medium by Time & Tru.

And lastly, I tried this ribbed sweater dress by Free Assembly.  After trying a few items from this brand now, I’ve come to realize that some of their knit items run a bit big. I ordered this dress in a Large and I think I might have even been able to fit in a Medium considering the style and stretch of the material.

walmart fashion free assembly

This dress is so comfortable and feels sophisticated, perfect for a work party, or dinner.


Overall,  I loved every one of these outfits. I mentioned in my first fashion post a few weeks ago, how I’ve gained a *few* extra pounds over the past few years and I’ve shared publicly my struggle with weight loss, so having a reason to dress up and feel beautiful in the body that I currently have, has been an amazing experience for me, so I appreciate your support and encouragement in these posts, more than you know<3


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So, with that being said—-Which look do you like the best?

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  1. Molly
    December 21, 2022 / 1:03 pm

    Oh wow, I love all of these! You look great!

    • madebycarli
      December 21, 2022 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks Molly! There were some great options to choose from!

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