A Steal of a Snakeskin Shirt

About a year ago I saw a really neat blouse in a department store. Designer. And about a hundred bucks. I couldn’t pull the trigger but I didn’t forget how cool it was. A semi-sheer, red and black snakeskin print shirt. Kind of like this one:

red and black

Top: Ross Dress for Less
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Banana Republic
Shoes: Seychelles
Cuff: Swapped

I’m glad I resisted the urge to splurge. A few months later, while looking through the racks at Ross, I found a strikingly similar top for a fraction of the price.

snakeskin pattern

Here, I’ve stuck to a limited color scheme: red and black (one of my favorites). But I think this is a prime candidate for pattern mixing and for being part of a more colorful outfit. So I’ll be sure to try it in a few different ways.

stand-up collar

I like the “collarless” collar of the shirt. It’s basically a Nehru or Mandarin style and will probably be versatile.

cuff and shirt

Have you ever bought something and later found it on sale (or resisted a splurge and found a deal later)?

This post is part of What I Wore Wednesday at Transatlantic Blonde and The Pleated Poppy. Be sure to check out everyone else’s outfits!


Filed under Fashion, Thrifty

6 responses to “A Steal of a Snakeskin Shirt

  1. “Resist the urge to splurge” love it! I’ll have to try that sometime. 😉 Actually, I do it a lot. I just went shopping on Saturday and I could’ve spent a thousand dollars in one store if I had bought everything I wanted. However, I left the store with a sweet little sundress and a darling vegan purse, minus $50 in my wallet.

    Love your snakeskin blouse, I bought a similar style (long, semi-sheer) but it’s blue with tiny white flowers that look more like small clusters of dots. I wore it last week, but didn’t take a picture yet.

    Your total look, with skinny jeans and cuff, is so stylish!

  2. I love that shirt. And the styling is perfect. The cuff is just great.

  3. Ana

    Love the snakeskin pattern, such a fun addition to the black and red combo.

  4. marthaflatley

    love the leaning on the car pose! and outfit.

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