Monday, February 7, 2011
30 for 30 Shabbos Edition: Outfit 5
For my Friday night outfit, I wanted to go monochromatic but play with patterns a bit. I am still not brave enough to go crazy with patterns but I definitely stepped outside my usual 'one-patterned-item-per-outfit' box. I think it helps a bit that both of the patterns are circles, just a little bit different from one another.
I recently got this skirt at target. Most of my skirts are solid, and when I want a dose of pattern I reach for a shirt or sweater. I saw this skirt and instantly knew that I wanted to experiment with this simple pattern. I paired the patterned skirt with a simple black turtleneck. I dressed it up with a circle patterned silk scarf, fun fishnets, a thick black belt and a flower beret. These boots were an amazing find for me. They retail for ~$250, but I got them in an online sale where they were marked down to $100 with an extra 30% off...such a steal for gorgeous leather boots!
That is definitely a trick of mine that everyone should know: quality items don't have to break the bank. Here are some tips:
*Sign up for emails from stores you like to shop at so you will know when stuff goes on sale. Sometimes they have online specials for people who are on their listserve.
*Shop often. No, you don't always have to buy stuff, but if you are eyeing a certain item, go in the store every few days to see when/if it gets marked down.
*Shop off-season. They best time to get great deals on boots/coats/cashmere is during the spring when stores are trying desperately to get rid of winter merchandise to make room for the new seasonal merchandise. Conversely, the best time to get great summer/transitional fall clothing is at the beginning of winter as the stores clear out their warm weather items.
I hope these tips help:)
Black Undershirt: GAP
Belt: Ann Taylor
Silk Scarf: Century 21
What are your tips for getting great deals?