8 Under $20: Safari Seductress
I can’t believe summer is half drained and we only have one month to flaunt our tanned legs and toned, golden arms (that look just as perfect as those of Madonna and Michelle Obama, obvskies). With such little time, we have no choice but to put our “show off my body” fashion into overdrive, and what better way to show off that ripped, bronze, celeb bod than with the threads Tarzan and Jane flaunted in the lush, tropical jungle (sans camel skin crotch flap)?
So let us put aside the stripes and anchors for a night or two and cordially invite everyone’s favorite jungle duo in all their animal print/crocodile skin glory into our wardrobes. It’s fun, it’s sassy, it goes perfectly with our gorgeous suntans and, yes, it’s all under 20 buckaroos.
What did Tarzan always yell after a sale when he swung on the vines of the rain forest…”Oohhhh ahhhh ohhhhh”
That’s what I was going to say bro.
I’m loving these crisp (subtly pleated along the waistline) boyfriend pants. They are a classy Urban Outfitters find at a smashing price of $4.99! This is like stealing! Imagine them paired with a chestnut colored pair of wedgies, a loose fitting army green shirt and wooden bangles. Sold.
For some silly reason, I fell in love with this immediately. The silk woven fabric of the dress will keep you cool and the panel strips will keep you sexy. The shadowed polka dots resemble that of cheetah spots. And at $16.99 for such a plentiful dress, I’m giving this lovely number a second glance…in my closet.
This leather stretch bow belt is safari vintage and only $14.99. I. Love. It. How great with this look with any outfit? It’s versatile and could cinch your waist into a curvy and svelte dream in anything from a t-shirt to an LBD.
This high-waisted skirt is both swingy and silhouette-hugging. The color makes it a little more casual, but the material adds a dash of after-five. I would love this with a pair of strappy summer heels and a calm, earthy colored top. Oh, and it has pockets. The perk of the century.
A sleeveless swoop-neck zebra print dress? Tight? Short? I’ll take it. Of course, it’s perfect for a night out of the town and sizzling just as hot and steamy as the rain forest.
This looks something right off of the runway for a Ralph Lauren show. The short sleeve dress with a flirty bubble hem (with a smooth satin lining below the waste) will keep you cool for the rest of the summer. It looks like you could nab it right off the racks of Nordstorm, but lookie here: it’s only $18.80. The frock also comes in gray and olive.
This top would look adorable dressed up tucked into a high-waisted pencil skirt or paired with sexy skinny jeans and daring heals for the club. (Note: the tank also comes in blue/black and pink/black.) Betty Flinstone would have dove head first into the sale rack for this one at only $9.50.
This is another one from Etsy.com, my new favorite online hangout (replacing those old AOL chatrooms I spent so much time in in the ’90s). It is so cute and only $15.00; how could you pass it up!? Unbuttoned with a white or olive green tank, this would look casual and chic with a golden kiss of sun. I love the Safari.