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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

There goes the fear

I bought more horizontal stripes! I'm still finding it horribly strange that I am wanting to wear something I hated and feared for so many years. My sister tells me that on a subconscious level I've become more confident with my body and want to accentuate its curves.

The Gap was offering 40% off everything in the store yesterday (45% for card holders) so my striped shirt was only $5.50. Today I wore it with my white knit jumper (the same one as the grey from my style challenge), grey tights and grey boots. I was hoping for some spring-like weather today so I could have worn my bright yellow flats, but I woke up to three fresh inches of snow!

Stripey

I also picked up one of the floral cardigans - I was having such a tough time deciding between the purple, blue, or yellow! For $19 I could have gotten two - but I settled on just the purple.


When I was at the register, I noticed that the leather belts had been marked down to $10, so I grabbed the orange studded one and still made it out of the store only spending $30.


I think I would be really cute paired with the striped shirt and my grey skirt!

The sweatshirt blazers were there, but were still full price and even with the 45% of still would have been $35. So I'm going to hold out, though I wonder how hard it would be to DIY a sweatshirt blazer? Head to the thrift store, find an XL sweatshirt to chop up... I could probably do it!

Charlotte Russe was another store offering great deals - an extra 50% off clearance! I picked up a lace dress for $10 and a navy skirt for $5.50.


I was a little hesitant about the skirt, the material looks a bit cheap and youthful. With the right accompanying pieces however, I think I can make it work.


See, with the white blouse, already classier. Though it's a wrinkled mess from being in the bag and the flash isn't kind.

Good shopping trip though - I made it out of the mall spending less than $50!

28 comments:

  1. Oh that orange beltis awesome! Can never have too many skinny belts. I love how you have a dressmakers dummy too - what a great way to display your 'fits.

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  2. Oh gosh, that orange belt is so cute! Bright colored belts seem like a good way to happ-ify an outfit (that's not a word? haha!)

    You look so cuuute, I love the shirt. (: I'm glad you found some good deals! I need to go sale shopping now, you have inspired me.. I think there are some good ones out right now.

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  3. floral cardigan is so cute. and i know what you mean. my mom always told me that horiz. stripes made you look wider and so i would never wear them. i'm glad your confident in your curves. :D

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  4. I'm glad you picked the purple cardigan, it's absolutely stunning. I want to come over and steal, wait, BORROW that last outfit, it's absolutely amazing!

    How cute of an idea is it to have your own mannequin, that would make my life so much easier!!!

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  5. great finds, I've never been a fan of the horizontal striped tops either but I've recently really wanted one.

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  6. Hi sweetie, you look fabulous take it from a stylist! Small stripes are a completely different ball game to large ones! Sharon (UK) XX

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  7. i am head over heels in love with that look you put together with the skirt, the red belt, and the striped shirt! it's so nautical and chic : and that last look is gorgeous as well, it's so romantic. great styling!

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  8. I love the outfit with the grey skirt and orange belt- very classy and cute!

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  9. great swag girl! i've been looking for a shirt with skinny stripes! i cant believe it was 5 bucks!

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  10. Great outfits! Love the floral cardi, the lace dress and the sheer blouse navy skirt combo! :)

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  11. love your outfits, as usual :)

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  12. You got some awesome deals! Can't wait to see you wear them all!

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  13. I love the striped T with the orange belt and gray skirt! love your blog, too!

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  14. Love your finds. Especially the black dress. Can't wait to see how you work them!

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  15. me too with the horizontal stripes, if they are thin stripes like this it's not so scary.

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  16. cute finds! I love stripey tops... they go with everything.

    btw I would LOVE it if you checked out my new blog!

    http://diyainherstilettos.blogspot.com/

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  17. thanks for visiting my blog ! I can't wait to see some more of your outfits! and my next item I will be looking for is a striped, long sleeved T! I have alot of short sleeved ones, but am liking the stripes mixed with florals or cool belt lately! I have a couple striped sweaters, but the bulk + stripes overwhelms me! :)

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  18. i am amazed that you came out with so many cute things for $50! i'm totally scared of horizontal stripes but I love that lace dress and a DIY sweatshirt blazer would be such a fun project!

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  19. i love how you styled it. and wow, i can't believe you bought it in a very marked down price. lovely!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  20. Love the white blouse and the floral sweater is adorable!
    -theurbanfashiongal.com

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  21. so many stylish things!
    Loving that belt !!

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  22. My goodness, this post makes me want to shop...especially loving the orange belt and the lace dress.

    FYI- like how are are styling these looks up on the dress form. Gotta get me one of those.

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  23. Wow...you got all that in one shopping trip??? Man, I need to go shopping with you from now on!!!

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  24. Love all the outfits!

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  25. Thanks for following my blog, so I'm following yours now! Nice blog :)

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  26. You always make such great finds! Also, your knit jumper is gorgeous. So elegant and perfect for winter.

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  27. [GASP]. That stripey shirt and skirt are so WONDERFUL!!!

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