9.21.2011

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Bargain Basement Babe

I cannot tell a lie, I live for a good deal.  While I scan Rue La La, Gilt Groupe and other designer retailers more frequently than I would like to admit (in search of said deals), I love me a sales rack.  The"thrill of the hunt" mantra is precisely why I'm partial to Marshall's, Filene's Basement and Forever 2,1 where a little bit of digging is required to find pieces that are not only special but fantastic for my wallet. Plus, who doesn't love getting a good deal? It feels so good and helps me validate my habit to my shopping-bag-fearing-husband.  That said, here are a few looks I've assembled this week that are almost completely compiled from bargain basement retailers and/or the sales rack.

This top may be one of my new favorites, it is so soft and cozy for fall! I scored this Dolman top at Marshall's on a Sunday and it was on Gilt Groupe the following Tuesday for $20 more than I paid, booya!

Top - Marshall's, Jean's - Levis.com, Shoes - Tory Burch via Nordstrom, Earrings - Filene's Basement, Chain Necklace - Charming Charlies re-braided by moi, Key Necklace - H&M, Bracelets - Gifts

Necklace shot, while I ponder dinner


I wore this to work and a Pampered Chef party.  For so vehemently hating leggings for over a year, I fully embraced them in 2010.  I am glad I did, it is hard to deny comfortable style some days.

Top -  Forever21, Leggings/Necklace - Target, Shoes - DSW Clearance Rack, Beaded Bracelet -  Craft Fair,  Silver Bangle- Ann Taylor Loft Sale table


Like the previous outfit, this one is almost completely from Forever21 and Target.  This was my attempt to spice up my Monday, disco shoes never hurt in that case.

Feather Fascinator/Dress - Forever 21, Turtleneck - Target, Shoes - Gap Clearance, Earrings - Filene's Basement, Bangle - Ann Taylor Loft 


Party on my feet


Any other bargainistas out there?  I know I can't be alone here.  Have a happy Hump Day lovelies! 

16 comments:

The Suburb Experiment said...

I love a bargain! I've just recently signed up for Gilt - mostly I cruise shopbop.com for their sale stuff. I love cozy gray things so I'm seriously coveting your shirt in the first outfit.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Style Journey said...

Oh yes! We love a bargain for sure. There is no other way to go! Your shoes from DSW with the bows are soooooo CUTE! Love them!

Heather & Kayla

Sage said...

Finding a great bargain is so much fun. It's definitely a good idea to scoop something up as soon as you see it or else it will be gone.

I love the disco shoes! See, flats don't have to be boring.

All Things Yummy said...

Love the super cute hair clip.

audrey marie said...

great outfits - love your accessories in all of them :)

Bonnie said...

You are so cute!! I love your outfit, and you have a great smile!

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Bravoe Runway said...

You know who this is???? HEHE...the bargain princess! I love a great deal and I do not mind at all digging through the racks of Filene's, tjmaxx, and f21. Love the blue fascinator and also the printed top with leggings look great on you!

blacksandbrights said...

wow that first necklace you featured is absolutely amazing. i love bargain shopping but i am a neat freak and cannot deal with when stores are a mess :/

Claire said...

yay for bargains!!! i love that necklace in the first outfit. the tunic and those heels are so cute in the 2nd. and that headband is fabulous in the third!!!

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The Annachrist said...

Dang you do color like NO ONE'S BUSINESS! NICELY DONE!

Bonnie said...

You have the cutest dresses ever, and you look infinitely better in them than I do. I am not a dress person! I wear skirts a lot, but dresses ... I can't seem to pull them off for any reason other than a special occasion. It's a shame.

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Samantha said...

I totally LOVE a bargain! And girl, you've found some fashionable items! All your outfits look great, and the awesome accessories really spice them up! First, love the rebraided necklace from CC! Second, love the bow shoes from DSW! Third, loving your sassy look with the feather and your party feet!

xo, sam

Amanda said...

I'm a total bargain girl! I only shop at thrift and consignment stores - I work at one which makes it twice as hard not to buy everything up!
My favorite is that gray dolman top you scored at Marshalls - love the tie detail in the front and that necklace is beautiful!!!

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From Suns To Moons said...

If there's one thing I learned from these three outfits, it's that you have a knack for accessorizing. I also love a good sale rack. In fact, I refuse to pay full price for anything, which is why instead of getting a cheap dress at Forever 21, I prefer to wait for one at J.Crew to reach the same price point. There's a lot of waiting indeed and more often than not they are out of my size, but it's worth it.

Rach said...

OMG I must have the shoes with the bows! I love that color blue on you and you have great legs!

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

You have great taste in accessories. I love your bow shoes. EEK! They're darling. And you look gorgeous in bright blue.

I love a good hunt and am an avid thrifter! With a small budget, I try to make smart decisions on what I buy and look for quality and uniqueness. My goal is to someday have a well curated closet--one where the words, "I have nothing to wear" are never spoken. Wouldn't that be lovely?

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