Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What? Under $100!

You may or may not have noticed that I have very diverse taste.  I became a bit of a designer duds snob with regards to quality of construction & materials when I went to fashion design school, but I have the roots of growing up in the Seattle grunge scene when I treasured 2 dollar thrifted finds complete with moth holes & dirt stains.  My 12+ years in the business world combined with a husband who wants to see me live my fashion design dream (albeit through "supporting" rather than designing) has afforded me some nice investment pieces which I cherish & wear ever-so-proudly to this day (I am a terrible purger, & often times glad that I am), but I love a great bargain & the thrill of the chase at stores like TJMaxx, Target, & local consignment shops.  I dream of designer vintage boutiques in cities I travel to, the best of both designer yet bargain worlds, if you ask me!  And, I find many staples & pairings in the Banana Republic family of companies & JCrew.  My favorite ensembles over the years are ones where I have thrown all of the above together to complete one fantastically unidentifiably designer yet cheap & chic look.  Alexander McQueen said it best:  “…Wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It’s a new era in fashion – there are no rules.  It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."  So here is the part of my blog, another challenge (I guess I like challenges?!) where I attempt to put together an entire outfit for under $100.  Here are two:

How'd I do?

Stylishly yours,

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