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:
Top: Ross Dress for Less
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Banana Republic
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.
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.
I like the “collarless” collar of the shirt. It’s basically a Nehru or Mandarin style and will probably be versatile.
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
I’ve got a real animal-print theme going on lately. I do love wild patterns like zebra, leopard, and tiger. Until recently, I didn’t have any snakeskin patterned clothing. Until, that is, I found this little number at H&M. I wore it to the Burlesque Nutcracker but in the post about that event, I barely mentioned my outfit.
I love the pattern, and the price was great ($19). It’s really low cut so I added a cotton cami under it. The ruching is flattering. I recommend a ruched dress. The front doesn’t lie flat so I could eat dinner and not worry. And the back is gathered in a way that makes me look curvy. Genius!
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae
Earrings: Premier Designs
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
I wore gray tights and my gray Badgley Mischka shoes. And of course I carried my Crystalyn Kae clutch. I’ve been carrying this around with me almost every day since I got it. It’s really versatile and great for day and evening. Best of all, it’s glazed fabric. A great vegan alternative to leather (and just as durable).
Filed under Ethical, Fashion