I started out with this striped tee that I bought last week at Banana Republic Outlet. I paid somewhere around $11 for it. I'm not usually a fan of horizontal stripes, but this shirt has beckoned me for ages and when it was finally marked down from something like $45, I couldn't resist. Since stripes are a style I'm not sure about yet, I'm okay with paying $11 and not liking it. But I actually really like this shirt! I think it's because it's really good quality and construction. It's petite size and fits me perfectly. There is a zipper in the back and contour in the front sides that give it that glove-like fit. Also, the fabric is cotton with just a hint of stretch and it's thick - much thicker than you would think this shirt is, which gives it a good structure.
Next, I threw on my black cuff blazer. I'm not a fan of the one button of this blazer (as I mentioned yesterday), but I wanted to see how it looked with a different shirt underneath. I actually think I like it better with the stripes!
Next, for some color I added a thick red belt I bought for $3.99 at Body Central Outlet. My neighbor saw me in my outfit yesterday and we critiqued the ensemble together. She suggested I try it with a belt and I like the way it turned out! That's why it's always great to get advice from a friend!
With jeans and coordinating red flats, I was ready to shop! And I scored at Rack Room Shoes Outlet. Apparently, their shoes are always buy one, get one 50% off, including clearance! I had never really shopped there before but I was getting desperate after literally going into every other shoe store in the outlet mall, determined not to settle for something that wasn't exactly what I wanted. And then I found exactly what I wanted for a great price! The brown flats were on sale for $29.99 and the sandals were on clearance for $23.99 (before the bogo 50%) so my total was around $45. Not bad for two pairs of shoes!
|Dark brown flats|
|Brown tone sandals in cognac|