I had intended before I left town this past weekend to share with you some outfits I have recently worn. Anyway I decided I would go ahead and show you what I’ve been wearing the past week.
These first three pics were my weekend wear for my first few days off in November. As you can see I definitely had the casual attire going on, which is something I don’t do very often. When I do I still like to look good.
No. 1 A Little Off – I adore these off-white pants I’ve had for a few years. They look good with a black ribbed turtleneck, denim jacket (yard sale $1) and my coach sneakers (resale $8). I also decided a chocolate wool hat and a flowered necklace would go great too.
No. 2 True Blue – Well I found this really nice navy lounging outfit for $7 at a resale shop. It’s from Chico’s traveler’s line, so I know I got a good deal because the set usually retails for around $60 per item. I wore a pair of DKNY slip-ons that I picked up at a yard sale for $2 several years ago.
No. 3 Layered Chic - I wore lots of layers for an outdoor party I attended. I paired jeans with a tank, chocolate turtleneck and a tunic I’ve had for 20 years along with suede fringed boots I picked up on clearance two winters ago for $5.
No. 4 Pink Power - It’s a power suit with a twist. I picked out a hot pink mock, sleeveless turtleneck I’ve had for years and paired it with a black blazer and striped skirt I got at a yard sale this summer for $1. I wore my faux pearls with my new Jewels by Park Lane necklace, which I bought with hostess credits I had from a recent party.
No. 5 Seeing Red – My long brown plaid skirt paired nicely with my brown velvet coat, brown belt and boots. I wore a red T-shirt (I usually wear a red ribbed turtleneck, but it was one of those days that it was way to hot.) to give the outfit some pop and I decided that by wearing my copper faux pearls doubled and twisted it would giver the outfit a more elegant look.
No. 6 Purple Pizzazz – I paired this purple, gray and black tunic with gray tights and gray thigh-high suede boots. I wore purple and black crystal jewelry to add that extra pizzazz
In almost every outfit I’ve showed you I’ve managed to strike a bargain. There is something about finding a good deal on something I will actually wear that makes me feel good. I don’t like to buy something if I don’t intend to wear it. I mean it may be a Marc Jacobs dress, but if it’s not my style I’m not going to spend money on it.
All it really takes to find something stylish is a little luck. You just have to be in the right shop and the right time. Going to yard sales, thrift stores and resales shops can be a daunting task, but if you’re lucky enough it pays off when you find a great piece.
During my trip out of town I did manage to find a few good buys and once I wear them I’ll be sure and post the pics.