Bundling Up

This autumn has been hard on my wallet.  I will freely admit that I way spent more money than necessary on clothes, shoes, and accessories over the past few months.  Last week, after guiltily buying a pair of Rock & Republic studded pumps during a Hautelook blowout sale, I made a pact with myself – no more unnecessary clothing purchases until at least February.  I have more than enough clothing to survive winter without weekly visits to the mall.  However, I built a little caveat into my pact:  since I do love the thrill of the hunt, I decided that if I want something new, I will have to find it at a thrift store.  So, last night when I needed a mental break from studying, I headed to Value Village and the Salvation Army Thrift Store to comb the racks for thrift gems.  I came back with 2 blazers and was quite pleased that I only spent $15. 

After washing this coat in my kitchen sink last night (tag says ‘dry clean only’ – I don’t follow directions well), I decided to wear my new purchase today. 

Blazer:  Thrifted (and altered – I took out the shoulder pads) (similar)
Blouse:  Zara (can’t be seen, but similar here)
Pants:  Gap (similar here and here)
Scarf:  Joe Fresh (similar)
Belt:  Winners (similar)
Shoes:  Roberto Vianni (similar here and here)
Earrings:  Expression (@ The Bay) (similar here and here)
Bracelet:  Mexx (similar)

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