Monday, February 4, 2013

Soft Tones and Smart Shopping


I'm laughing into my hair (eating it???)  in the first picture because Jonathan straight up called me out on making a "blue steel" face. He was all, "babe, don't make that face." I don't know what the big deal is. I was just trying to be a super model. 

Anyhoo, this is a casual look for me (a bit gussied up with the shoes. Honestly I put chucks on after these shots). I really love soft dusty tones because they complement my fair complexion. As opposed to neon. Neon makes me look like Jessie Spano. It's not the best. 

I saved a bundle on this outfit. The shoes were my mom's, but she is clumsy and falls a lot, so she gave them to me. Wedges just aren't the wisest choice for her. I love these Sam Edelmans 'cause they have little shoe collars, I can flip 'em up or down, depending on my sassiness. The sweater is Free People, but I found it at TJ Maxx while I was getting my "Maxxinista" on. The jeans are Helmut Lang, and I scored them at Nordstrom Rack for 65 smack-a-roos!!!! HELMUT EFING LANG. They were originally liiiiike $300. Booya! 

Why is it so satisfying to share your savings with the world? I feel a lot of people get satisfaction out of doing this. With so many high dollar fashion accessories and items being status symbols (i.e. the Loius Vuitton bag, the Hermes scarf, the Tory Burch flat (if you are a suburban soccer mom)) you would think one would be less inclined to tell you that someone else farted in their J.Crew pants but they got them on consignment SUPER CHEAP. I'm sorry I had to go there. A friend told me the other day, he didn't like buying second hand pants because he knows someone else farted in them...I laughed hard.  

For me thriftiness is a status symbol. Shopping smart and thrifting doesn't come easy for eveyone. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a skill that is learned and perfected. 

Do you share your savings too? What is it about is that makes us so proud?



{Sweater: Free People (similar)} {Bag: Lula B's} {Jeans: Helmut Lang, Nordstrom Rack} {Scarf: H&M, (old)} {Shoes: Sam Edelman} 

19 comments:

  1. So fab! Love this look and I love that bag!!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the look! :)

    xx MJ
    http://shopaholic-thoughts.blogspot.pt/

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  3. Love the photos and your outfit is lovely

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  4. LOVE, LOVE this post hun! You crack me up- on the model shot and the fart in the pants. Great stuff!!! I know, I love sharing my great scores too. I think sharing our treasured value pieces shows that we can (sometimes) have the patience to wait until the next season to purchase a fabulous, most desired piece @ a discounted price. Cha-ching!!! More money for that next fabulous desired piece on the list.

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  5. Lovely scarf! =]


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  6. Ha, I laughed out loud (at work) at your fart pants comment. And I can't help but get super excited about good deals either. I keep telling people I got my Sperry's I'm wearing today for $20. I don't think they care, but that doesn't seem to stop me.

    LOVE your outfit, by the way! You look amazing, as always.

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    1. Thanks Emily. Glad I could bring some joy into this world. What else are fart jokes for? ;)

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  7. gorgeous photos and you have THE most beautiful hair colour ever!

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  8. I LOVE a good bargain find! It gives me a high without, the guilt weighing me down afterwards! :)

    Tasty sweater, lovely color, and congrats for quitting smoking!

    ▲_▲ HYENA

    xx

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  9. Did you dye your hair recently? (Maybe I am just crazy) It is gorgeous!I love your outfit and a good bargain as well. Erin and I get a little caught up in thrifting all the time.
    Leah
    e-plus-l.blogspot.com

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    1. Around Christmas time. Must be the work I did in post. Sometimes it makes colors look different. Thanks though!!
      xo!
      a

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  10. Nice photos, lovely outfit! I really like your blog by the way, followed you on bloglovin, maybe follow me back?
    kisses and have a nice day,

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  11. Those shoes are awesome, and anything with an off the shoulder cut is right up my alley. :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  12. First of all you look absolutely dreamy! Love it.
    Second of all, I love that feeling when you find a great bargain and for me it's the same as Indiana Jones discovering a secret treasure. You just have to share it with the world! :D
    Great blog and I love your writing!
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  13. You're on my "Hot vs Not" this week, check it out! :)
    xx

    Chiara from Vogue at Breakfast.

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  14. I am loving the vibe of that third shot, it's really romantic. That FP top looks super cozy and it goes great with that scarf (and your hair!). You've reminded me that I haven't hit up TJ Maxx in a while so that's probably what I'll be doing this weekend...

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  15. Bummed to read your scarf is from a previous season- I LOVEEE it :)

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