/ /  HOME  / /  ABOUT  / /  WORK WITH ME  / / 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Watch Hill

Today I went to Watch Hill in Rhode Island. I hadn't been there since I was six, and it was pretty much just as I remembered: a town with tourist shops, a shabby carrousel, restaurants and a beach. Unless you are having a beach day, the town takes about an hour and a half to walk around and look in the shops, three if you stop to eat a couple times ;)

A few of the shops were pretty cute, filled with an abundance of nautically themed objects and apparel. If you didn't know, I'm a touch obsessed with anything nautical.
Watch Hill
Watch Hill
  Watch Hill Watch Hill  Watch Hill Watch Hill yacht club octo wall chic alley
I tried on this mesh anchor top, that I really liked, but didn't fifty dollars like.
anchor top
I also spotted the Milly Sailboat Skirt, which retails for (I believe) $238. I picked it up and said, "Oh, I love this skirt, I so want it!" and then promptly put it down again because I knew just what it was and the associated costs.
milly sailboat skirt
The store owner than asked me, "Well why don't you buy it then?"
Which really sort of threw me, never before has a store owner asked me that, but I told her frankly that it was too expensive for me. She told me it was 30% off. I managed an awkward laugh and mumbled something and got the heck out the shop.

What I wanted to say was, oh well, even with that discount I spent less on everything that I am wearing right now including shoes and accessories (excluding camera of course) than the price of that skirt.
Lets do the math.
Watch Hill
The Rundown
Striped Top TJMaxx $20 - Orange Shorts H&M $7 - Sandals Ciao Bella $30 - Bag Hype $10 - Straw Fedora Gap $8 - Starfish Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx $40 - Starfish Ring c/o LuShae Jewelry - Orange Bracelet Kohls $10 - Coral Bracelet Coco's $1.60 - Bracelets and Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box gift

The price of the skirt with the discount would be $166.60
My total outfit cost would be $126.60
Yeah. I should have told her that.

44 comments:

  1. Ah - don't you just love summer?! You look darling.

    ReplyDelete
  2. hahahaha good job for not giving in into seller's pressure. That anchor top was cute though! What a nice place you visited, I love your outfit, especially shorts with platforms, they look great.

    ReplyDelete
  3. While that skirt is freaking adorable, I would have passed for that price tag as well. I think your outfit looks JUST as great and for less cost! You have such a great nautical vibe to your outfits, makes me wish I lived near the water :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. very pretty combo! yes, i thought i like that anchor top too...but $50? hmm :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. love this post. it's so true though, why spend sooo much money on something?? obviously it's possible to look awesome and stay in style while on a budget. you do a fantastic job!

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. You look great as always. You look like you had fun too!. This is a great color combo and I didn't know you has starfish ring to go with the bracelet!

    Heather

    ReplyDelete
  7. How funny would it be if you calculated the costs of different parts of your outfit right then and there at the store? Ha...actually, I think the store owner would be a tad bit impatient. But anyways, I'd be quite surprised even if you did buy it...since your blog is called Chic on the CHEAP. haha

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, I've heard some people mention Watch Hill, but never knew what it was. Thanks for enlightening me! It looks very charming - especially the chalk drawings on the brick wall.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, that's a pretty hefty price for a skirt. But your outfit reflects the nautical look and I love it. The stripes look amazing on you. I tried the tying-the-shirt-in-the-front today in my outfit. I totally forgot to mention on my blog that I was inspired by you to do that. But I'm thinking about doing something similar tomorrow so stay tuned.

    Complex Cardigans

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love how you calculated that your entire outfit is the better deal. And you look pretty in anything nautical!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Rhode Island looks so pretty! I have never been. You look lovely. I love the color of your shorts.

    ReplyDelete
  12. No, I could never guess you liked nautical things...

    That skirt is really nice, but I wouldn't have gotten it either. Although knowing Milly, it's probably silk... sigh.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love love love this location for a look book shoot!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love reading your blog and wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you were in the shop with the $$$ skirt. I just finished reading a Lucky magazine today and the prices gave me sticker shock,I guess its just for inspiration. Although I rarely thrift, I am a bargain hunter and my mantra is: never ever buy full price. Thanks for inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That anchor top is really cute, and you can probably find a cheaper version online somewhere.

    ReplyDelete
  16. 8 striped shirts? Hee hee that may be a bit much.
    Love the colour of your shorts. Do you know you were featured in the Budget Babe's weekly link round up?

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the color of your shorts + the nautical top/vibe of the entire outfit. You look great in that hat!

    xo,
    C

    ReplyDelete
  18. such a lovely outfit! i cannot walk past nautical themed clothing without picking it up, if it doesnt fit/ is obscenely expensive, i hide it so that noone else can find it. yes, am a horrible person.
    that mesh top is so nice, 50 bucks is a bit much..
    some salespeople are crazy..good thing u dint give in
    hugs,
    Nelly
    www.massacredmascara.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. lovely pictures :)

    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great pics as always. The way you wear shorts has inspired me to get some for my hols.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love your outfit! Perfect for spending a day in a seaside town! Love the stripes!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love the outfit! and haha....what dummies store owners can be right?! 'Its on sale so you have to get it!'...yea well the sale price is still crazy!!! :p
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very cute outfit! Love the peachy color of your shorts!

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  24. cute!!!


    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. I LOVE THOSE SHORTS!!!!!!! They look GREAT ON YOU.. in combination with that shirt.. YES YES YES

    http://mythriftedcloset.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  26. Haha, deal shopping is the best, the only way I roll! I love the quaint town you are in, the pictures are just amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  27. You make me giggle with your awkward exit of the store. I would have done the same thing. I think that even if I had the money for clothes like that it would be hard to spend that much on one piece of clothing.

    I love your little nautical look here though. The orange shorts and the striped top are adorable companions.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think $238 is about the point I get a pillowcase and some fabric paint and spend some time making my own sailboat skirt!

    Love the photo of the pink chair in the alley :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love, love, love the stripes and starfish cuff! Such a summery look.

    ReplyDelete
  30. You look great, as usual! And way to stick to your guns!


    Julie Del @ J.Bird

    ReplyDelete
  31. Very expenisive skirt so very clever thinking. I'm sure something similar and cheaper will crop up sooner or later if you wish hard enough for it... :) Or if you make it yourself. :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Beautiful pictures honey, you look amazing! I love your style, great outfit :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Those shorts are just ADORABLE - especially with your lovely tangle of bangles.

    Hand drawn:

    My Closet in Sketches

    ReplyDelete
  34. well I do love Rhode Island but this town has some crazy pricey shops. 50 bucks for that top and 166 for a skirt (granted its Milly but still)...too rich for my blood.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I love the first photo.. you look like you are from a magazine!! and that is one funky starfish bracelet.. you always have the best stuff!!!

    great photos girl!! you are awesome!! xoxo J

    ReplyDelete
  36. Haha you *definitely* should have told her that! I don't know if I'd ever be able to justify spending a huge amount on clothes either, but the skirt is adorable! P.s - still lusting your starfish cuff...I must try and find one :D

    ReplyDelete
  37. That's one cheeky shop owner! It kills me when they seem to forget what money is...and that style doesn't have to cost that much.

    Lydia x

    ReplyDelete
  38. That starfish cuff is SO cool! I seriously love it. Way to go for looking so chic yet keeping things affordable :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Well, weird shop owner aside, it looks and reads like you had a good time - I always love your cute and chic ensembles!

    ReplyDelete
  40. The anchor top was pretty cute but the price kind of high! The shop owner must have really needed that sale. Maybe you can make your own version!

    Love your bag and those peach short. Guess what I ordered on Sunday...the Lucky Brand Silver Starfish cuff! I'm super excited to finally have one!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh, so this is were you went :)
    I see it was a great sunny day !
    I love to walk into expensive shops and just get ideas.

    ReplyDelete

Hi! Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your comments!

I'd also be happy to answer any questions you might have; for a prompt reply, make sure I can get in touch by email.