1.11.2012

Wednesday's Wardrobe: New duds

Prior to starting my shopping ban minimization here in 2012, I scooped up some sale items before the end of the year that my wardrobe absolutely needed, or I have lusted after for a long, long time.  It's been awhile since my last Wednesday's Wardrobe so I wanted to feature some of the gifts/sale picks I nabbed in late December.

Way back when I talked about wanting this J.Crew pencil skirt, and alas it finally went on sale with an extra 25% off at the register.  The patient bird gets the skirt, mwahaha!  I love the color, and decided to play up the color and fit with some animal print, a chunky necklace and headband for a holiday dinner with friends.
Sweater - Old Navy, Skirt - J.Crew, Necklace - Charming Charlie's, Earrings -Filene's Basement, Headband - Nordstrom, Shoes - Steve Madden




These pants cost me $11 at Loft after Christmas shopping with my mom.  Again, I love the bright color and the cropped style. My in-laws gave me a Nordstrom gift card for the holiday so when I saw this silk top there, I knew I needed it for my blue pants.

Top - Nordstrom, Sweater (old, old, old) - ?, Pants - Ann Taylor Loft, Shoes - Steve Madden, Necklace/Earrings - Gifts



These tights are not new, but almost! I did a quick assessment of my tights collection on New Year's Day and found them all over again.  I like the herringbone pattern, and decided to play up the pink pattern with this pink checkered scarf.
Dress/Silver Bangle - Ann Taylor Loft, Scarf - Filene's Basement, Tights - DKNY, Shoes - Seychelles, Colored Bracelet - Target,  



I've seen blanket cardigans all over the Internet and was really wanting one at an affordable price. When I saw this one at Forever 21, I loved the pattern, colors, and length.  It's cozy and blanket-like without being huge. And the beautiful footwear?  Merry Christmas me! Thanks Mom and Dad, I L-O-V-E them.
Cardigan/Spiked Bracelets - Forever 21, Shirt - Ann Taylor Loft, Leggings - Target, Boots - Frye, Earrings - Charming Charlie's, Necklace - Gift from Key West,  Rhinestone Bracelet - DIY



Did you pick up any fun wearables during the post-holiday sales?  Also, how do you feel about more than one outfit post a week?  Just curious...

32 comments:

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Cara, you got some awesome Christmas gifts! I am loving that j.crew skirt. The color is gorgeous and it looks fab on you. Love it paired with that leopard and how sweet is your headband. Excellent blue trouser pants! Those herringbone tights are awesome. The scarf really plays them up! Fab Fab Fab! Thanks for sharing what you got girl! :D

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Rochelle's Closet said...

You look so great Cara! I love the first outfit the skirt is super gorgeous ;-)

xx

Court said...

I love all the bright colors. I bought some shirts and bras... nothing too exciting!

royela said...

sweater & skirt combo = killer!

Sini said...

Wow, LOVE the printed cardigan. It's gorgeous!

The Sweet Cupcaker said...

i love all of your new pieces!! excellent picks!

Amy said...

Love the necklace in your first outfit!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Leopard and red. Yum! :)

Audrey
www.puttingmetogether.com

Liz - So Much to Smile About said...

Love that first top! And all the pops of color! So fun!

silvergirl said...

love the color of that skirt and that you put an animal print with it
i wear the heck out of my cobalt pants and i know you will too!
brett

Bravoe Runway said...

I love all these outfits Cara! The orange skirt is awesome, no longer available at Jcrew and the last cardigan with the ikat design looks great!

Nav said...

Orange skirt is awesome! love all the outfits! :)

xo Nav
http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

LyddieGal said...

I adore the red pencil skirt! Glad you managed to get it on sale... oh jcrew. if those skirts were more afforable, i'd seriously buy one in ever color and pattern they come out with. I mean, assuming they fit me. I've never actually tried one on - i live vicariously through every other blogger.

Chic on the Cheap

Mongs said...

lovely outfits, bright colors and bold prints seem to work really well on you. You have got a really nice style! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Following you.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

The Jones said...

You snapped up some GREAT holiday deals, amazing! That orange skirt is to DIE for and I love the bright, cropped pants that are out this season. Not to mention your footwear is just too cute.

I snapped up some Seychelles boots for $60 that were $180 (felt pretty good!) and then maxed out my gift cards on a new winter coat I've been DYING for (to be featured on the blog tomorrow), and a pair of fun rust-coloured skinnies.

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

Claire said...

i'm in LOVE with those frye boots. the color is pure perfection!!! and that print jacket is fab. the blue outfit is lovely, i also love all the animal print. you got some great pieces!

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Jayme and Mendi said...

We love everything!! That first outfit is fabulous!! Hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for commenting about the Neutrogrena Sonic Wave!

Jayme & Mendi

Sage said...

Those boots are gorgeous! I haven't shopped the after-holiday sales. My credit card is still recovering.

Viktoria said...

I looove J. Crew. Your orange skirt is gorgeous!!

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Absolutely in LOVE with the first outfit! Looking fab!

Emily. said...

you look amazing! i especially love the outfit with the blue pants :)

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-Emily.

Alex Elizabeth said...

The first look is my favorite -- I adore leopard, and leopard and red is even better. I picked up a black dress, but haven't worn it yet.

skippysays said...

I love your jcrew skirt and loft pants- the color of both is so fantastic!
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Chapstick Fanatic said...

i picked up a few things but tried not to go too crazy. also, i am pretty sure i have that same j crew skirt.

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The Midwest Muse said...

So many awesome outfits!

Kassi said...

Love the orange skirt, blue pants and Navajo cardigan. So many amazing outfits and pieces. You look great in all of them!

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Ashley said...

Ahhhh, I LOVE that orange skirt, especially with the leopard print! Great find. I'm also digging the blue pants...I just bought some in that shade for myself, on SALE (but for more than $11...). I can't wait to wear them in the summer. Also, your mom and dad picked some awesome boots out! I LOVE the color, and of course, you can't go wrong with Frye.

Laura Go said...

Cara, I love the first and last outfits the bestest! I mean, they're all super cute, but the leopard+tangerine+leopard combo cannot be beat! It's GORGE. And the maroon Frye boots? OH MY GOSH! I haven't gone shopping for myself yet, but that changes later on this afternoon. Oh it will.

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Caroline said...

I love the colour of the pencil skirt and even better that in was in the sale! :) It looks great with the leopard print! I love your blanket cardigan too, such a nice pattern! x

Samantha said...

What a fun JCrew skirt, which was a great paired with the animal print top! And those cropped blue pants are so fun! Love all your outfits here!

xo, sam
*Style of Sam*

Christine said...

I love that bright skirt! awesome!
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Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

Cara! Oh, how I've missed you. I'm finally out of hibernation. That first outfit is smashing and I also love your Frye boots in the last outfit. And the new look of your blog is lovely!

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