shasa polka dot dress / $8.50 (but FREE!)

Nice and breezy.

Didn’t realize until I was in the sun that the dots aren’t straight black but have a dot of blue in them!


Stephanie M. Casey in Dallas

Have a good weekend!

posted 1 year ago


love on the hanger top / $9.50


This was in a live shop recently.
I guess most things will be from now on
because I have so much freakin’ fun doing the live shop feeds.
$9.50 at Buffalo Exchange.
I’m sure I traded some stuff, so didn’t cost me that much direct.

The top is creme.
Love the thick band cuffs and hem.


Wearing with a tank under.
Will be cool in the summer with a skirt and bandeau when the HEAT comes.
Got a hint of that today with 85 degrees.


Also, I think I am succeeding with the bang grow out.
It usually doesn’t take.


Have a good week.

posted 1 year ago


zara dress tunic thing / $16

Stephanie Casey in Zara in Dallas

Came home to a fern on my porch this evening.
So sweet.
Thanks, Mom!

Did a quickie live shop at Buffalo yesterday for something to wear on camera today.
I wanted color and sleeves and did not have that in my closet.
With a $5 coupon, I chose this Zara top for $21 $16.
Looked great on camera, was comfortable and it’s cool.

Stephanie Casey is happy in Dallas

This is what I look like when I’m happy.
(and my boobs are squeezed together)
The sleeves of this thing were the big seller.

I mean, seriously.

really cool pinched sleeves on Zara dress tunic

posted 1 year ago


Ann Taylor sweater / $12

Actually, I can’t remember if it was $10 or $12,
but a good deal from my last Half of Half visit.

02 ann taylor

Brand new, no damage.
Feels like cashmere but is wool, rayon & nylon.
This combo doesn’t itch me, but is very warm.
Because I don’t have many sweaters I like.

Tying the tie funk-ily so it isn’t boring.

03 stephanie casey in dallas in ann taylor sweater from half of half

It’s meant to be tied right in front.

But that’s not so unique.
Making it my own and such.

04 scrunch boots

A good grey piece for my winter wardrobe, for sure.

05 sitting hmmm

posted 1 year ago


vintage nubby dress / $10

Remember the nubby dress from the live Buffalo Dallas shop?
Here it is in action.
It’s very lightweight, but quite warm.
Maybe the nubs have some wool in them.

posted 1 year ago


buffalo trip today. a live nubby dress decision.

01 dress

Are you hooked up with Those Tricks on Facebook?
Loving the live shopping experience with people
who happen to be sitting on Facebook
at the same time I’m in the dressing room.

Took a bag of trade into Buffalo Exchange today.
The place was lookin’ pretty festive.

02 dress

Was on the fence about this dress when trying on.

04 Judy Caliendo for Together dress tag

An interesting nubby dress for $10.
Hemline looks very “this year,” but the dress is vintage (judging by tag).

03 dress

And lookatthosesleeves. Pretty cool.
Also has two cute buttons in the back at the neck.
I ended up getting it after conferring with the facebook team.
Will do a fancier real-camera post so you can see it styled and the back when I wear.

posted 1 year ago


two-tone black leggings / $17

01 leggings

From Buffalo Exchange.
New merch, so higher priced than usual.
But look at them.

02 leggings

Really cool, simple design.

03 leggings

Great for the colder weather (should it ever arrive!).
Had to get them.

04 leggings

05 leggings

posted 1 year ago


striped dress from buffalo exchange / $12


Free with trade.

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No tag.
Definitely a lucky break low end production that turned out well.
Weird it wasn’t more like $8.
But very soft cotton.
And though I haven’t been super into the asymmetrical cuts,
I like the flow of this one.


posted 1 year ago


navy armani exchange dress / $18.50

01 armani dress

Long time no outfit post.
I got this dark navy dress at Buffalo Exchange with trade credit.

02 dress from buffalo exchange

Love the military-ish, angled button style.

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An interesting fabric.
75% cupro (I had to look it up) and 25% cotton.
Cupro is made from cotton waste and feels sort of like rayon, but breathes like cotton.
Cool deal.

04 back of dress

This dress is a leeeetle short, so will mostly rock with pants & leggings,
but can get away with this length in hot hot summer heat.
However, it’s Fall.

05 berries
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06 goodbye now NOW

posted 2 years ago


lucca couture bustier / $12.50

01 lucca couture bustier

I’ve had this bustier in my closet for a few weeks.
When I found it at Buffalo Exchange, I’d been wanting a bustier top.
This Lucca Couture was perfect.

02 lucca couture tag

Well, almost.
It’s a tad too big in the bust, but just so good, had to get it.
The occasion to…bust it out (heehee),
came as a happy hour open house I threw last Friday eve.
In celebration of a VERY clean house* and my art collection out on display.

03 HH spread

04 stephanie m casey in resale bustier and skirt in Dallas
Last Friday night!

Two separate pieces purchased on separate occasions.
Lucca Couture bustier top and Cotton On skirt.
Obviously, they’ve been waiting for each other their whole lives.

*The clean house was a result of Hilary from Hilary Inspired photographing my space for her feature “style story.”
I got to the piles that had been sitting since move in 6 months ago.
Can’t wait to see the story once published! I’ll let you know…

posted 2 years ago


sparkle and fade mesh top / $6.75

01 black top

Another top from the $1.89 out-of-pocket batch.
An Urban Outfitters brand.
Half off of $13.50, but I got it with my trade balance (mostly), so another nearly-free purchase!
This top is awesome because it seems pretty plain and unassuming,
but the back is all cotton mesh.

02 sparkle and fade mesh back

With tail.

03 mesh back with a tail!

Aw yeah.

posted 2 years ago


Alex Marie floral day dress / $10

01 Half of Half dress

If you didn’t listen up about Half of Half the last time I mentioned it,
maybe this dress will do the trick.

02 Alex Marie floral dress

What a beautiful, burst-of-color, daytime dress…yes?
Honestly - I am still in shock over this deal.
Brand new, no visible flaws.

03 Alex Marie day dress

The brand is from Dillard’s.
And, much to my surprise, the design and construction is as good
as any designer day dress I’ve ever bought.
Piping. Pleated at the neck. Pockets.
Maybe the fabric won’t hold up as well or somethin’.
Even the belt is substantial and not a cheap afterthought
(unlike most of the belts that came with those designer items).

04 A hand fan. Lucha Libre style.

What a great deal.
I feel fancy in this dress.
In a “ladies who lunch” kind of way.

05 pretty summer day dress

posted 2 years ago


XXI dress/tunic / $8

01 tunic on soundstage

A buffalo exchange trade.
I’m pretty sure it’s meant to be a dress for a 15 year old.
We’re going for tunic.

02 gratuitous sets

Barely cream with navy stripes.
Sort of a stretchy, lacy thing.

03 XXI lacy fabric

Not gonna lie - being on big sound stages again feels comfy.

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5x6 INTV shoot

posted 2 years ago


milky way skirt / $7.50

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Say hello to post guest star, Kayla.

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I found another of the casual cotton skirts I’ve been loving this summer.
Half off at Buffalo Exchange!
This one has bleached black denim looking fabric.

black bleach skirt

On Monday night Kayla and I had a cocktail at my place
and did some Madlibs while waiting for my friend Keri to pick us up.
I changed to my mtv tank and we headed to the Texas Theater.


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Summa fun!


posted 2 years ago


F21 dress from buffalo exchange / $8.50

01 F21 dress

02 summer dress

03 I must look down

04 oh hi it's you

A no fuss summer dress.
Was actually $0, for me, because I traded in a bunch of stuff.
I like the colors and native american referencing print.

That is all.

Oh wait, no. There’s more.
Dallas Frugal Foodie has moved over to its own blog.
I’ve got pockets full to share.
New post up today about where to score $3 cocktails in Lakewood.

posted 2 years ago


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