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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

Shock of the week: Walmart sells (cheap) style



Ever since the People of Walmart blog taught us about the glorious horror of too-tight velour sweatpants, rogue fat rolls and hilariously inappropriate T-shirt slogans worn in broad florsecent light, I've never considered that the store might actually sell something cute.

Sure, I'll stop in for off-brand self tanner or toilet paper on my way to Target, but stop in for fashion? Not unless I needed a three-wolf-moon shirt as a gag gift.

Well, I've been proved wrong.

watch.jpgStranded in the store during a rainstorm the other day, I started browsing. At close examination, simple sundresses were totally passable! Strappy sandles, a steal! Bathing suits, not so bad! I can't vouch for quality, but to the naked eye, so much was -- dare I say it -- stylish!

Check out the funky, chunky watch I snagged for $12.

It seems I'm not the first one to take notice of the treasures hiding behind "Save Money, Live Better!" Another frugal-minded blog, Penny Chic, just launched a new monthly feature challenging professional stylists to put together looks with Walmart clothes.

The first, Djuna Bel, put together a darn adorable ensable involving a mini-striped maxi dress and leopard print cardigan (or is it cheetah?)

pennychic.jpgProps, Djuna, however you pronounce your name. This look is fierce, and alltogether cost $60. Without the shades (which, as someone who saved up her pennies to buy the real deal Ray Ban Clubmasters a few years ago, personally leave me feeling jilted), it costs less than Deal Diva Stephanie's favorite new shoes.

Creepy bouncing smiley face logo aside, Walmart's stepping up its game. Thoughts? 

Deal Diva Kim

(Photos: Kim's iPhone, Penny Chic)

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 6:13pm]


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