Monday, December 13, 2010

This entire outfit cost $18

Gingham top: vintage, thrifted; 
White blouse (underneath): Ann Taylor, thrifted;
Leather skirt: Old Navy, thrifted;
Tights: Hue;
Shoes: Ipanema, thrifted;
Coat: Club Monaco, thrifted.
 Shop similar: white blouse, skirt, coat.

This outfit cost me less than a tank of gas, because it's 83% thrifted (the tights were the bought-new items). The shoes and the leather skirt were the most expensive items at $5 each. The coat (which still had its tags when purchased) was $3, and I wear it all the time. I believe in the magical powers of dry cleaning and sale days at thrift stores.

One of the most difficult things for me in this Remix Challenge was being able to combine my vintage pieces with some of the more modern items. I usually don't do that too much -- it's either all modern or all vintage/costume-y. I liked being able to frankenstein the two styles during this challenge to create my own spin.

This is Outfit 29, which means it's final countdown time. Stay tuned for the finale ... tomorrow!


  1. Have you ever seen Family Guy where Peter screams "TRAIN!!!!" in slow-motion? That's what I'm tempted to do with these pix ;-)

  2. I love it!! Great outfit and $18??? Score.

  3. I think this is my top location pick for your photo shoots! Its just so different when you are in this environment hun!

    How are you? I've missed you! I have to go back to post office, they were close that day!


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  4. OH wow JoAnn.. only $18 for the whole look... amazing! But you look like a million bucks! I really love that leather skirt.. if we were the same size and I live closer, I'd come snatch it from you!! hee hee.

    I'm excited you won the JC's. I'll send them out in a couple of days. Yay!

    xx Love & Aloha

  5. This outfit is so cute. I especially like the jacket. I realized today that I had on an entire outfit that cost less than $10, shoes included, but mine didn't involve any leather.

  6. $18!! That's amazing, you look like a million bucks! That leather skirt was an awesome find, as is the jacket.

  7. That jacket is perfect for your outfit! What a steal!

  8. love this outfit - I like the blouse underneath the checkered shirt - especially with those tights!

  9. I am totally amazed, because I have seen you do more awesome things with that leather skirt than I could even have imagined.

  10. oooh, I really like this, esp. the coat. What a find! I'd love to go thrifting with you, you have the best luck!

  11. I wish I had found your blog sooner! I'm a fellow 30 for 30 remixer and I looove that the majority of your outfit was thrifted (I'm also a huge thrifter!).

    The houndstooth shirt looks so cute paired with the blouse and the skirt. Absolutely gorgeous! xo

  12. Dang, you're so good at thrifting! You look great!

  13. DANG! I'm jealous. Seriously, $3 for a Club Monaco wool coat? You are my hero. :)

  14. Yay, love the tights! And what a find with that jacket. :)

  15. That skirt is sexy! I love this look =)


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