The outfit below debuts one of my recent (and budget-friendly!) thrifting finds AND one of the items I scored at my boss' swap last weekend.
Occasion: Fancy Workday, Monday February 22, 2010
Details:I felt so professional and womanly in this blouse. I love the shape of it, with the slightly puffed sleeves and fitted cuffs, and the semi-translucence. And I thought it went perfectly tucked into my new-to-me skirt. Clinton and Stacy (on What Not To Wear - the best style show on the planet) always talk about pattern, texture, color, and shine, and how those elements combined create a great look, so I reached for my leopard print belt for pattern and more color, my anniversary gift necklace for shine, and some textured tights for added... well... texture!
blouse - vintage, free from swap!
necklace - gift, remixed
belt - gift, remixed
skirt - thrifted
tights - assets, remixed
oxford booties - clarks outlet, remixed
After I put this ensemble together, I realized that the only items that I personally purchased (aside from undergarments) were my shoes and this skirt. Together they cost, $65.33, but the shoes were $65. Guess you can figure out how much the skirt was :) I also realized that the skirt and top seemed to date back to the 1980s, making them both vintage. It may be silly, but I felt accomplished in this because while I have been scouring Etsy and other sites for vintage clothing for months, I had yet to commit to buying anything, so this is my first mostly vintage outfit... ever!