Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Snow along the Fenceline
American Eagle Outfitters Scarf ($9.99)
Gap Leather Jacket (thrifted) ($14.99)
Maggy London Dress (thrifted) ($6.99)
Madden Girl Boots via Famous Footwear ($10.00)
Icing Earrings (I got these back when they did all of the peeny items in a big box that they'd sell for five dollars, with how big the boxs were, these really were about a penny!)
Fred Meyer Tights ($3.99)
Outfit Total: $45.97
This leather jacket is one of my favorite finds at the second hand store. It's really beautifully cut and real leather for only a few dollars is always an awesome thing. (When I checked out their site Gap leather jackets were retailing for $298.) This is dress is pretty fancy for me and I've had it hanging in the closet for over a year, waiting for a "fancy" event or something to wear it to. Yeah, those don't happen that often up here, even at the nicest restaurants in town Carharts are perfectly respectable attire. (Which is actually kind of cool.)
I haven't done any of my weekly outfits price challenges in a while but I did want to sort of bring that aspect of the blog back. My budget is pretty tiny month to month so any shopping I do is either on major sale, clearance or at the thrift stores. I try really hard not to buy trendy items since my money won't go too far that way and I'll end up with a closet full of stuff that's not really cohesive. Even though this isn't my cheapest outfit ever, it is comprised of items that I either wear all of the time, like the scarf, jacket or boots or the dress which is actually really easy to remix.
I'm going to start again once a week trying to create a outfit for $40. I did have my challenge originally at $30 but with how much I need to layer during the wintertime, that really is a challenge. I know most of you ladies are already amazing bargain hunters so this is directed more at myself as a challenge so I'll not just wear the same items over and over again.
And as a side note, once again I'm sorry about the screwed up belt placement! I always try to take pictures really fast in the winter since it's cold and I don't always pay attention or look to see if stuff move around. Sorry, it does look a little sloppy and goofy like that!