I think this outfit will definitely be among my all time favorites. And I apologize for the abundance of photos today. Normally I consider lots of photos a weakness, as it means I was unable to edit and choose the two or three that really portray the outfit and mood well.
Today the weather was simply gorgeous and I could have spent the whole day outside. So as a result I took about a hundred photos and just liked so many!
This look really speaks to my fashion evolution over the past few years. I'm doing things I never thought I would. Big horizontal stripes, mixing patterns, a pencil skirt, a hat, 4" heels!!!
Striped Top Old Navy $11 - Leopard Pencil Skirt Forever 21 $20 - Turquoise Gerry Sandals Frye $44 - Sunnies Aldo $8 - Fedora Market in Italy €15 - Quilted Cross Body Bag Thrifted $4 - Braided Leather Belt Thrifted $1 - Gold Watch and Bangles The Cavernous Jewelry Box Gift
My total = $103
Since I love this look so much, I thought I would put it together for you, and I kept it under $150. My goal was $100, but it's not easy to do nine pieces for under $100 AND nothing is from Forever 21. That was my goal, since F21 often becomes a cop-out with these.
Leopard Pencil Skirt - $25.28 (Orig. $50.55) ASOS
Striped Boat Neck Top - $12.50 (Orig. $14.50) Old Navy
Braided Leather Belt - $14.40 (Orig. $24) Kohls
Quilted Cross Body Bag - $25.28 ASOS
Grey Fedora - $10 (Orig. $28) Urban Outfitters
Sunnies - $7 (Orig. $14) Urban Outfitters
Gold Watch - $12 (Orig. $20) Kohls
Gold Bangles - $8 Old Navy
Blue "Ira" Platform Sandals - $24.38 (Orig $89) Nine West
Total = $139.84
One more thing worth mentioning, I went into the thrift store yesterday and there on the shelf, as if they were waiting for me, a set of vintage Pyrex mixing bowls!!
There were two big yellow ones and no small red one, but that is okay. They were only $28!!
And just as soon as I pulled them off the shelf a woman came up to me and said "OH, are you buying those?" I excitedly replied yes, and then she said "I was just coming over here to look at them, how much are they?" I awkwardly replied "$28" and told her about the $65 set I'd seen at the Antiques fair. It was really uncomfortable since I knew she wanted them and was probably thinking "some dumb kid is buying my bowls!"
But how could she know that I was in fact the person who had intended on them being there for me?