OK, I cheated here. I didn’t have an Oxford that I felt would work over a dress, so I reached for this little Talbot’s belted jacket that I’ve been wanting to wear for months.
Jacket: Talbots: $4.69 (Goodwill)
Navy Sheath Dress: Ann Taylor $5.89 (Goodwill)
Shoes: Mootsies Tootsies $3.59 (Goodwill)
Total Cost: $14.17
I’m sorry, but I just have to toot my horn here, because I am gushing with Thrift Pride. How cool is it that for less than 15 bucks, I can put together this timeless, classic outfit? Somebody at Goodwill needs to use this photo for a new Marketing campaign: “How to dress like a million bucks for less than $15!”
I should do for Goodwill what Jared has done for Subway, don’t you think?
OK, OK, I’ll regain some humility, but I’m actually quite proud here, because I also have the good length factor going here on both the jacket sleeves and the dress, and that rarely happens with me. Even the height of the heels seem to show off a bit of sassiness, don’t you think?
I guess the only thing this outfit is missing is a splash of color – maybe a nice yellow purse matched with a yellow scarf instead of the jewel-toned beads. I thought about that the day I wore this outfit, but then decided against looking for the ultimate accessory for this outfit.
I just don’t want to go down that road of accessorizing for perfection. I like the simple understatedness of this outfit. Trying to dot the I’s and cross the T’s with perfect accessories just seems too…..too perfect to me.
However, being the “fickle” or capricious nut that I am, my actions are once again contrary to what I write. Yes, I decided that I didn’t want to get caught up in accessorizing.
But look what I bought that very same day:
They were $9.99 each, which is a lot for me to spend on anything, let alone purses.
The one on the left is Coach, and I’m confident it’s authentic, and the one on the right is Chanel, and I’m pretty sure it’s not. But it is adorable, isn’t it? And I’m not a purse person at all.
In fact, I’ve just about doubled my purse inventory with these two purses.
What do you think? Will these be nice additions? Would they have worked with the outfit above??