By my frugal standards, this is an expensive outfit. However, I justify the purchase. The Trina Turk Lyocell blouse feel like a second skin and the rich teal color made me gasp when I tried it on at Nordstrom Rack. Since I had started to mentally prepare outfits, I had to have it. Purchased over a month ago, I was saving it to wear in the warmer months.
|I've gotten entire wardrobes for that price at GW's $2 sales!|
Can you tell that the skirt is navy? Just like the blouse, this was a mandatory purchase. Due to unexpected weight lost, my other beloved navy skirt no longer fits. My hips were embarrassingly non-existent as it danced around my waist. I had two options: gain weight or get a replacement. While out shopping for a client at the Ann Taylor Factory store in Orange County, I decided to keep the weight and lose my prior love...This one loved me back! Just like the blouse, the fit was divine.
|Paired the loves with a Dana Buchman velvet blazer.|
|If you haven't been to an estate sale yet, these earrings should give you cause. I paid $5 bucks for them!|
|Now, here's the frugal part of this outfit! These Falke tights, which can cost upwards of $65, cost me $7 dollars.|
|These have been staples in my wardrobe for over 5 years...and they are from Target!|
I will see my loves again in one month.....
Trina Turk Blouse, Nordstrom Rack, $39.97
Dana Buchman Blazer, Got it for FREE (I did a stint managing a consignment shop 3 years ago. The best part was the clothing allowance! Expect to see many free items..)
Ann Taylor Factory Skirt, $39.99
Falke Tights, Nordstrom Rack, $7
Mossimo Shoes, Target, $14.99
Banana Republic Belt, $10 (It's 12 years old!)
Vintage Earrings Circa 1960's, $5
Outfit Total: 106.95