31 January 2011
These shoes are darling. I've had them in my possession since '06 and can count on 1 hand the times I've worn them. I'm am terrified of scoffing the delicate clear heel or spilling wine on the fabric. Since I was doing a lot of sitting today, they were okay with seeing the outside world. These tights may look pretty, but boy are they itchy! If I can find a similar replacement, these will be seeing the inside of my garbage.
Blouse: GO International, GW $2
Skirt: The Limited, GW $2
Belt: New York and Co, TJMAXX $7
Hosiery: Japanse Label, GW $.99
Shoes: Abaete' for Payless, $8
To prevent the dress from becoming too silly, I added in a little "sexy" with the help of my black fishnets and buckle detail slingbacks. I wonder if I can become an honorary cast member...I already have the dance moves!
Dress: Mossimo for Target $10
Hosiery: Nordstrom, $10
Shoes: Via Spiega, Nordstrom $100 (worn on Day 14)
Posted by The Frugal Stylist at 1:34 AM
|I searched through all of those racks!|
Style took a back seat on this day. Since I planned to spend most of my day in a fitting room, I decided to wear one of the two jeans that I own with a tee shirt. Very unimaginative and unchallenging. So much so that these clothes are not deserving of a picture. In truth, I was so caught up in my fabulous finds that I forgot to take a picture.
My search got off to a very late start due to some unforeseeable circumstances. Not one to be distracted from my purpose, I accomplished my goal of a visit to 5 stores- I was determined to shop! My determination paid off because I scored some serious items:
|Authetic Chanel wool skirt|
|TSE twill skirt with back kick-pleat|
|Vintage dress with cut-out back detail|
|Barney's New York silk blouse with tulle detail|
|Mossimo ruffle bib blouse|
|Aryn K iridescent blouse|
|The Limited sheer silk blouse|
|Merona ruffle satin blouse|
|BB Dakota knit jacket|
|Tucker for Target slip dress with ruffle back detail|
|Vintage-y print skirt|
The follow items are not up for a trade agreement with anything in my wardrobe. Running clothes and casual tops for the Spring and Summer months are items that I need. I did not count these essentials towards the $40 budget.
|Champion top and Nike running skirt|
|Mossimo top with ruffle detail|
|Merona (BRAND NEW) double knit top|
I also collect interesting handbags from GW. I am delighted to add these to my collection:
|This is reminiscent of my design|
I love to host formal dinners and dress my table in fine linens. I am so excited to use this at my next occasion:
|Table cloth and napkins|
Coming in at $36 dollars I stayed under my shopping budget! Congratulations to me!
29 January 2011
I broke from my normal 'digs to dress up in my GW uniform: leggings and a long sleeve top. Now, I have to disclose that I do not like leggings. In my opinion, they are not a substitute for pants and are inappropriate for formal public outings. I limit their wear to running, schlepping, and GW shopping. For today's excursion, I deemed them okay- pairing it with my favorite thermal sheep shirt. This outfit was comfortable for the long day and made for an easy transition in the fitting room. Make sure you enlarge the picture to see the cute little fleece-y guys on my shirt.
As previously stated, shopping at GW is a hit or a miss. For success, you must prepare for the challenge of the hunt. I fished out some good items that I am looking forward to intergrating into my wardrobe:
Although you can not see it, this is a navy blue velour pencil skirt by Sonia Rykiel. The fit sophisticates the fabric....
This Barney's New York navy blue pencil skirt is too big. I brought it home with me because of the pristine conditon. If you are interested, it's a small size 8.....
Day 19! Finding the exact skirt in this beautiful red was ironic.
I am hitting 4 more stores tomorrow to hunt out some more finds. Wish me luck!
Shirt: Primp, Nordstom Rack $14
Leggings: Marshall's $3
* When I am not posting pics of my outfits, that means that I schlepped around the house on that day. I draw the line at showing you what I look like in my pjs' and no face paint.
I felt really feminine and pretty in this outfit. In fact, this combination lifted my mood. The beautiful rosette embellishment on the sweater put a smile on my face. It's so pretty! I layered the sweater with a thin, ruffle detailed ,button down blouse to play up the embellished thing I had going on.
The bright pink, raw silk skirt was purchased on sale at Banana Republic 6 years ago with the explicit intent to match my then boyfriend. I purchased a shirt and tie for him that matched the skirt! Weren't we the cutest little couple? All dressed up looking like a Black Barbie and Ken. His zealous agreement to dress like that, in pink should have been a clear indication.... Unlike the relationship, the rich color of this skirt made it indispensable.
Since the skirt's full pleats fall below my knee, the hosiery and shoe selection were crucial in preventing this look from becoming too sweet and matronly. I teamed it up with my textured striped, gray pantyhose and faux python slingbacks. You will never guess how much I paid for those shoes! Only $7 bucks at Marshall's!
Sweater: Merona, Target (Christmas gift from my Mommy)
Blouse: American Living (Ralph Lauren private label for JC Penny's ), GW $2
Skirt: Banana Republic $40
Hosiery: Nordstrom Rack $3.90
Shoes: Calvin Klein, Marshall's $7
24 January 2011
Tan Via Spiga's from Day 3 and my go-to tan fishnets.
Dress: Trina Turk, GW $7.99
Hosiery: Vera Wang, Kohls $7
Shoes: Via Spiga, Macy's $198
23 January 2011
thigh highs and leopard print shoes. I can't wait to wear this outfit again!
Dress: St. John Knits, Vintage Shop $40
Shirt: Tart, Marahalls $15
Hoisery: Thigh Highs, Nordstrom $5.90 ( See my post on why I love these!)
Shoes: Unisa, Marshall's $15 ( worn on Day 6)
Dress: Richard Chai for Target, GW $7.99
Necklace: Dominique Cohen for Target $14.00
Tights: Spanx, Ruelala.com $9
Shoes: Mossimo, Target $14 (from day 13) *
*These shoes are sitting down only