Thursday, October 22, 2009

Save and Let Save

I've been trying to conserve my allowances lately. I haven't been successful yet, but I will be. It's a mental game. Changin' my habits. It's a sloooooow process. Part of this effort includes remixing my clothes in ways I haven't considered before. Fellow fashion bloggers have been a huge inspiration.

My tendency is to find pieces that work well together and then always wear those items that same way. How lame and unimaginative is that? My intention is to change that tendency. If I can make several different outfits using the same item...well then, perhaps that's a few less items I might otherwise be inclined to buy. Thus saving. Thus affording all of the other things I wish to have/do. Travel being a big part of that. And Christmas is coming up...the timing is right.

This simple, floral, Target dress was in the loot I brought home from Goodwill Outlet. Here is how I wore it in August. This definitely would have been stored away for the winter by now if not for my new found desire to remix and make my wardrobe go further. How easy to simply throw on a sweater, tights and booties and have a perfectly appropriate cold-weather outfit. Hello. Why didn't I think of that before?

Sweater: ???
Apple Necklace: Garage Sale, seen here
Tights: ???
Booties: DSW


Girly Muse said...

Super cute. I also have this dress and it looks great with a funky green hoodie.

Anonymous said...

Love this outfit! You look SUPER adorable!! Those shoes are wonderful.


Mary said...

I keep saying I need to make it over to the Goodwill outlet... but I still haven't gone! I think I'm intimidated? Either way, if I can find anything like this gorgey dress I need to get my tush into gear! Love this look so, so much!

Andrea said...

I love the Good Will Outlets. We have a number of them near us..all around town and I find treasures there frequently.

You look adorable.

Blessings, andrea

watergirl82 said...

Love how you remixed this...super cute!

Anonymous said...

you look awesome. i love all the colors here and what you did with the dress.

Leproust Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, this outfit is perfection! I love the dress, and the tights paired with this cute peep toe booties!!

Kaydee said...

well how cute are you! and such a great way to be resourceful with what youve got!
I love goodwill, sometimes you can find some really great things there!

jenloveskev said...

I think I need to get some of those booties- they are amazing!

Lauren said...

i'm trying to save, too - i agree with you about fellow bloggers! i've become much more adventurous with my dressing since i started reading more blogs this summer - so many ways to wear things that i never even thought of!

also, i'd never heard of goodwill outlet before - i just read your entry about it and i'm amazed! i wish i had one near me... (that wouldn't really help the not spending though...)