Sunday, September 29, 2013

Workday Outfit: Purple, Gold and Bling + A Super Duper Bargain

I've managed to pull out another "favorite" look with this outfit.  I'm wearing a gold shimmery tank under a lightweight dark purple cardigan with new black slacks and a very blingy gold/rhinestone statement necklace.  I'm also carrying an olive handbag.  I've read that green is a neutral, popular for this season, and can be used instead of basic black.  I haven't carried this purse much, but am going to try to incorporate it into my outfits more often because I really like it.  It's got an alligator/crocodile? pattern on it and is very roomy.  Oh, and I'm also wearing my bronzy gold sandals which I also love and they are soooo foot friendly.
 Let me tell you about these pants.....  I thrifted these for $4.99 and they were brand new with the tags still on.  They are Lafayette148 New York brand.  The tag was priced originally at $298!!  What?!  And these were selling at Loehmann's w/discounted price of $99.  I paid $4.99 for what was nearly a $300 pair of pants, folks!  And I love them!  I had to hem them at the bottom, but otherwise they fit perfectly.  I love it when I hit a BIG BARGAIN like this one while thrifting.  I'm really happy with anything I thrift that I end up loving...no matter what the original price tag actually, but it is kind of exciting to score those really big bargain deals too.
 I would love to accumulate, and put into rotation in my wardrobe , outfits like this that I love, that make me feel good, and that fit my personal style...and eventually eliminate all the other stuff that doesn't work as well.  I know I've probably mentioned that before, but it's still my goal.  And every day I put together an outfit like this my desire for that end result just grows stronger. 


 I found this fabulous necklace on eBay for only $6.99 (no tax/no shipping).  I've seen it sell on other sites for $75 or more.  Now why would I want to pay $75 for the exact same thing (or no discernable difference to me) that I can get for $7??

Thrifted Items:
Black Slacks $4.99 Lafayette 148 New York - new w/tags (Goodwill)
Gold Tank
Cardigan $4.20 (Value Village)
Black/Gold Bangle
Purse $3 (Value Village)
Sandals $3 Kenneth Cole Reaction (Value Village)
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Gold Bangles $5.48 Walmart
Gold Watch $16.99 Target
Statement Necklace $6.99 eBay

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17 comments:

  1. I love your outfit today! Finding a deal is indeed a rush. ;) I recently found a Michael Kors winter coat for $4.99 (found the identical coat selling on ebay for $150) and a purse for $2.99.

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    1. That's fantastic, Debbie! I do love a bargain. :)

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  2. Lisa, you look beautiful...kisses...

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  3. That's incredible. So chic pants for the price!
    Many greetings Sabine

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    1. Greetings to you too, Sabine. Yes, incredible discount.

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  4. You look marvelous Lisa, I really love this outfit, so beautiful and elegant and stylish. You always look amazing. Gee! what a great deal!!

    Have a lovely Sunday
    Lenya

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  5. You definitely found a gem there with those pants Lisa! I am trying to clear out my wardrobe too,It is so much easier to make up outfits when you part with pieces that don't work.Have a good week:)
    ~Anne

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    1. I'm still in a rut with clearing out. I tried looking through my closets today and couldn't find a thing I was ready to part with. I think I sometimes see too much "possible" potential in an item that I should just give up on already. ha

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  6. Love that gold tank too! Looking good! xoxo

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    1. Oh, yes, love the gold tank too. It's gotten too big, but if I wear it under something it still works. Can't see the gaping armholes that way. Someday maybe I'll work on altering it. I'm just scared I'll ruin it though.

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  7. Heck of a find on the pants! Love the outfit and the idea of using olive as a neutral.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. I meant to let you know to have a nice trip. We used to leave Emma at a "home" that had a service for caring for animals too. They lived out in the country a bit and watched some dogs that stayed outside, but they let Emma stay inside all the time day and night with the family. She was comfortable and cared for in a nice home so it was definitely worth it.

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  8. Great score on those pants and love this outfit. Yes, parting with things is a tough one. I am going to really work hard to wear what I have this season and do some purging at the end.

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    1. That's exactly what I'm going to try to do, Tracey. Since I was not able to find much to purge at the moment (I did go back and find 2 items) I'lll keep re-evaluating off and on as the mood strikes, but will try to really make some headway at the end of winter when I see what has not gotten worn at all.

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  9. Purple is a must have this autumn! Your cardigan looks so nice on you and matches well with your beautiful olive bag. Wonderful pants too!

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