In my list 7 Tips for Being a More Frugal Fashion Lover I mentioned that when you have your heart set on an item you should wait and see if the urge passes. Then if a month later you still want it, go for it.
Well, I waited for this black and white striped maxi skirt for at least a year. I knew I wanted it. I’d seen the pictures. Other girls wearing them. I loved the look. But it took me a long time for the time to be right. Then when shopping for my East Coast trip (which is now only 10 days away!!!!) I found this. It was marked down. I had the choice between 3. All just a tiny bit different. The fabric on this one was different from that typical knit maxi material, which I like, but I kind of like that this was a ‘trend’ item but had a unique twist that separated it from everyone else’s.
Paired with an aqua shirt and soft grey tunic sweater, I had an outfit. The sweater will be a great layering piece in the fall, I just know it. And I love the way the draped front falls into pockets at the bottom.
Traditionally women never mixed black and brown…. much less black, brown, and grey at the same time. But a couple years ago I started seeing the mixing trend in Garnet Hill catalogs and really loved the way the created put-together looks with a bohemian youthful flare. Here I have on these brown shoes and I’m carrying a brown fringed purse.
This purse is an Autumn favorite, especially. I think it adds a lot of character.
I borrowed my mom’s sparrow necklace, which I adore. It was hand crafted. I love the colors but most of all the little whimsical sparrows.
It was raining for my shoot but sadly you can’t really tell…. except that my messy bun was even messier of a bun!
I wrapped up in my favorite comforting Aztec blanket to keep dry.
This blanket makes me feel all warm inside. I’m really not quite sure why. Although it was my grandparent’s and it came from New Mexico. I love to hear about other people’s favorite little nostalgic items and why they love them, so leave me a comment about your’s if you feel the urge!
Good day to you all! Keep dry!
(American Dream XS Sweater: Ross- $7.99 Mint Green Striped Maxi: Ross- $11.00 Leather purse: Unknown- gift Sparrow Necklace: Centerville Marketplace handcrafted- $10-20 not sure)