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

13 comments:

  1. I adore your sweater, neon yellow is such a hard colour to wear yet you wear it perfectly <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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  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
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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!!

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

    xo erica

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  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
    http://notdressedaslamb.com/

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  11. I want that sweater in a BAD way!

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  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:)
    Best
    C

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