Early Spring Outfit (bargain-style)

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I put this together to go to a social event on a sunny, breezy, cool Spring day. I think the mix of black with strong, bright colors exemplifies the changing season. If I got too warm I could remove the jacket; the dress has half sleeves. I rolled up the jacket sleeves so the amount of skin I bared at my wrists matched the amount of leg I showed between the capris and boots.

I got the fabulous orange purse (one even men notice/compliment which is rare in my experience), the unstructured jacket, and the Frye boots that just needed spiffying up, for only a dollar apiece from thrift stores. I don’t buy leather goods as a rule but my thinking with second-hand leather is the cow is already dead and the profits are going to a thrift store, nonprofit, etcetera. My high ticket item, the $10 Mi Manchi dress, came several years ago from, appropriately, a Ross Dress Store, and I found the leggings for $4 on Amazon.

I wore an orange ring, red dangly earrings, a silver watch and silver bracelet.

26 thoughts on “Early Spring Outfit (bargain-style)

  1. Paula Readman

    Wow I love clothes! Like you I shop in charity shop as we call them here. I’m a veggie, but like you, I think if the cow has been killed and eaten some time ago it’s disrespectful to waste its life by not making some use out of its skin. (though it’s making me feel quite ill thinking about the leather once begin a living breathing thing.) Your outfit is great. Once a year I go through my wardrobe and sort all my clothes into outfit so I know what I have already. It is too easy to keep buy more things when you shop as we do. There too many nice preloved things needing a new home ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Thanks very much! I love clothes too. True enough, if I didn’t buy the boots, they probably would have been trashed. They were marked so low because they didn’t look good, like they’d never been cleaned or polished (before I got hold of them that is). You are smart to think of outfits well in advance; I tend to be spontaneous. You are absolutely right about how easy it is to accumulate second-hand clothes. I think, “It’s only a dollar!”

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      What a lovely compliment, Christine! Ross has so many beautiful dresses but I try to steer myself away because my actual life doesn’t call for a lot of dresses. I have to say I get a thrill from bargains and putting things together like this. –Colette

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        1. writerinsoul Post author

          When I was a kid, I dreamed of new, store-bought clothes, instead of all the hand-me-downs from older sisters & cousins. It took awhile for me to come around to the thrift store life!

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