I was shopping at Clothes Mentor here in Lexington ( they just expanded-go check it out). I go there 1-2x a week to check out their treasures. When I walked into the store this shirt immediately caught my eye. I love the color and the detail. I have a larger chest so I am always looking for shirts that camouflage it. I picked it up and it is a JCrew blouse and the price was a whopping $8.00. That was enough for me to try it on. I discovered what I already predicted that it was going to be way too big for me. So this is what went through my head....It is huge in the chest, the color is spectacular, and so is the detail...I can't afford this in the store at regular price, it fits my hips...I have 7 days to return it...I will take it to my tailor and see if they can make it work for me. So I bought it, took it to the tailor, and here is the final result. It cost me $20 to get it tailored. Grand total $28 for the shirt. Regular price would be $128. The great thing about this shirt is I can dress it up or down so I will get a lot of use out of it. In the end....I have a beautiful great fitting shirt for a price I can afford. Have you ever thought about buying something and tailoring it to be a perfect fit. Think outside the box. You might find some amazing treasures.
In the mornings, one of the first things I do when I wake up is check the weather...so I know how to dress and do my hair. ( I have naturally curly hair, so if there is high humidity...I don't even bother fighting the curls...you know what I am talking about all you naturally frustrated, curly headed folks ;) Today to my surprise July 15th...It is a fabulous 70's with blue skies and no humidity. So this is what I ended up with for the day. Cynthia Rowley Shirt, Kanna Wedges made in Spain and Joe's Jeans-all from TJMaxx, Necklace Stella and Dot, Clutch-Dillard's.
When I woke up this morning...I was not in the mood to fuss with an outfit. Dresses are so easy because it's no fuss! I threw on this Old Navy dress and knew instantly that I wanted to put a fun color with it. I added the coral necklace from Premier Designs and the sandals from Dillard's. It still seemed a little drab for me, so I thought I would introduce a complimentary color. As soon as I added the broach to the necklace and added the teal bracelet from Stella and Dot...it felt complete to me. Do you prefer the outfit with or without the teal accent?
Tip: use your broaches and add the to necklaces, headbands, purses, and coats.
Often times when I am shopping I always look at the sale rack to see what treasure I can find. I was shopping at AJ's Boutique in Chevy Chase (check it out if you never have...the girls and the clothes are great there). I found this Nanette Lepore dress on the sale rack for 80% off. I loved the dress but it was too short for me. Because the dress was so affordable...It was the perfect opportunity to tailor the dress just the way I needed it. My tailor added 2 inches of black fabric to the bottom of the dress to make it more appropriate. It cost me $20 to tailor it. Have you thought about buying something that wasn't quite right and making it exactly the way you want?