I love clothes and fashion, but the truth is I just don't get new stuff very often. I have a tendency to wear pieces until they are completely worn and torn. I still own and wear some clothes I had in junior high! And they are in fairly decent shape. When I do buy new clothes, I will only buy things if they are a great deal. For instance, that cardigan in this post I got at Old Navy, but I waited until it was marked down a few times and ended up getting it for $2! My Chacos I also found on sale when I lived in Moscow (they usually go for $90-$100).
When buying new things I also try to go for things I now will stay in style for quite some time. The skirt I am wearing is actually fairly new. The high-low trend and the maxi skirt trend are both trends I've loved and they seem to be sticking around a while. I love this skirt, because it accomplishes both subtly, but isn't too trendy. I can see myself wearing this for years. And the cool colors are so classic. I found it at a DownEast Basics discount store in Meridian, ID for $12!
Although I have had most of these items for years, I still thought it would be fun to add up the different prices I paid for them:
Skirt: DownEast Basics, $12 on sale
Tank Top: hand-me down, free
Cardigan: Old Navy, $2 a few years ago
Shoes: Chacos, $45, a few years a go
Total Outfit Costs: $59
And, of course, to make up for that hand-on-hip extravaganza:
|^all pictures in this post by Brianna Hodgkin^|