Monday, January 23, 2012

Queen of the sales

This outfit is a wonderful example of how good I am at not having to pay full retail price for items. The sunglasses are Oscar de la Renta, but I only paid $10 for them at TJ Maxx. The necklace was on sale for $10 down from $34, and I basically got the bracelet for free by using a gift card I won in a giveaway. The sweater was $14 instead of $50, the jeans were $28 instead of $78, and the boots were $14 instead of $59. But the real win here is the trench coat - it's Calvin Klein, and I got it at Costco (yep) for $45. I've worn it every single day since I bought it a week ago (it is Oregon, after all, and it rains like crazy here), and I think it's something I can wear for years to come. I debated between red and black - black is after all much more sensible - but red won out because it's much more fun!

I almost never list the prices of the items I wear because I can't consistently remember all of them, but if you're interested in seeing something similar, back in July I did a post where I listed the prices of the items in my outfit here. That also happened to be the post where I ditched the 30 for 30 challenge. What can I say? I was bored. I need more than 30 items in my wardrobe.

Leopard print hat: Albertus Swanepoel for Target
Red trench coat: Calvin Klein from Costco
Neon yellow sweater: Gap
Jeans: Levi's from Urban Outfitters
Beige boots: Urban Outfitters
Black necklace: Urban Outfitters
Yellow bracelet: In Pink


  1. I adore your sweater, neon yellow is such a hard colour to wear yet you wear it perfectly <3

  2. still having sweater envy, and I followed your lead and disbanded my fedora. I do like it better.

    I'm also envious of your sunnies! There is a designer pair i'm smitten with at my tjs right now... i hope they linger long enough for a markdown!

    Chic on the Cheap

  3. A girl has gotta love the sales! the trenchcoat is amazing! I just adore the bright red colour :) great score! x

  4. Great scores! I love leaving a shopping trip feeling like I got my money's worth! I LOVE the bright yellow sweater and that great trench!

  5. I looooove the red on yellow! Very daring and very fun!

  6. Love the bright mix of colours...and what STEALS on every thing you're wearing! I always shop sales like that and it just makes me feel good getting dressed.

    <3 Cambria

  7. The combination of the red and yellow is superb. I want that hat!

    1. They might still have the hat in the clearance section at Target, if you're interested!

  8. I love how you are styling that great bright sweater...great additions with the necklace and fun leopard hat!! Great find with that trench!!
    Love your blog!!

  9. Red is so much more fun than black. Love this outfit, you definitely know how to find the deals!

    xo erica

  10. How brilliant are you - what amazing bargains!! I'm so jealous of the coat... so glad you went for red (I think black is less versatile myself!) You're a girl after my own sales-shopping heart, Stacey!

    Catherine x

  11. I want that sweater in a BAD way!

  12. What a BRIGHT and cheery outfit!!!! Love the pops of color- and what a absolutely fabulous hat!
    Stopping by from Monday Mingle..def following along now:)


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