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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:

Morning Cloak said...

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.

Ali said...

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.

Viva La Fashion said...

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

Meggstatus said...

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!!!

Chloe said...

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

My Passport to Style said...

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

Jen said...

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!

Robin said...

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

Ally said...

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

quirkyfashion said...

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

Lottie said...

love your outfits, as usual :)

Jessica said...

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

RETRO REVA said...

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

closet365 said...

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

Eyeliah said...

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

Diya said...

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

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

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RETRO REVA said...

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! :)

wonderfelle said...

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!

betz said...

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

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

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

Fashion girl said...

so many stylish things!
Loving that belt !!

WildBirdVintage said...

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.

Elaine said...

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

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chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely clothes;)) Kisses!

xoxo M.

Sonya said...

Love all the outfits!

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kacesi said...

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

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

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

Nicky said...

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