Wednesday, September 12, 2012

STYLE ME FOR LESS...

Hi darling readers, this is the second installation of my new feature for this blog called "Style Me For Less".   It sounds like it should be a TV show, maybe it is and they stole my name.  Well, I never know when I am going find my next magazine page that makes me stop what I am doing and run to my closet.  It happened today as I was going through some bins in the garage getting ready for my yard sale this weekend.  I found this random page from "In Style" mag.  It was wrinkled and just lying there in a bin.  I snatched it up and went straight to my closet,  here's what I came up with.  Darn, now I need a celery scarf but this one did the trick because the idea is to use what you already have in your own closet. 



Thrifted jeans, shoes, purse, belt, shirt. Scarf and sunglasses bought at regular retail stores.

Their cost:  don't faint, $1,857.00
My cost:  Even with 2 Coach items which includes the bag and sunglasses plus a new pair of shoes, my outfit was significantly less at  $166.00.  Now, if you really want to applaud me, take away the Coach sunglasses and throw in a pair of my vintage thrifted ones and make it $30.00 total for everything.  It really pays to thrift.  Have a great day, thanks for entertaining me....ha!  dawn xo  I can't wear this to work but I am definitely wearing it tomorrow. 

 

14 comments:

silvergirl said...

you did a great job
with this outfit
brett

Clara Turbay said...

It´s great, love it.

Thrifted Shift said...

I like your version way better because your orange scarf is a much friendlier color than that weird sour lemon color on theirs! Your price is sixty times better, too!

bestie said...

this is the type of outfit i love. stripes: check! cozy jeans: check! fun scarf that can take it into early fall: check!

Jen @ Librarian for Life Style said...

Love this post -- such a great idea! And cute summer-to-just-beginning-to-be-fall look :)

Teddi said...

dawn, you are a creative thrift dynmo! i like the orange better actually. :)

two birds said...

and you will look amazing in it! can't wait to see!

Heather Morris said...

So cute I love it. It looks great, and I am sure that it will look great on you.
Heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

Thrifting rules - definitely
I love the Boyfriend jeans!!!!

tammy Silverstyle said...

Dawn, great job! I might have to start doing this type of post until I can get my mojo back!
Take care

Lisa said...

I love this Style Me For Less feature! And I like your outfit better than the magazine. Over $1000???!!! WHAT?! lol Gimme that thing for $30, please. Geez.
Okay, I have an orange scarf. Surely I can dig up a striped top and jeans. I need to put this together and make it happen.
Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait for the next installment!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

oh wow dawn! i like your outfit even better than the picture. great job! perfect match girl! rock it!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

There used to be a TV show called The Look For Less where they would pick a runway look and then challenge the participant and a stylist to find the look for less than $100.00 in an hour. It was a fun show and they literally ran to find the look.
I too like your outfit better than the magazine look.

Kat said...

The feeling that I had while reading this post was pride. I feel that as bloggers we are blazing a new trail of thriftiness and anti-consumerism. Your outfit is every bit as awesome as theirs. Way to go Dawn! The lime vs. mango scarves make for two different looks, but equally good ones.

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