It was pretty cold here on Monday of this week. I believe it is safe to say it is the coldest day we've experienced since last winter. Remember those suede pants I showed you in Monday's mashup?
They were just the thing for a cold windy day. The low temps gave me the opportunity to wear my faux fur coat I bought on consignment last year too.
This coat has been hiding in the closet and I haven't worn it since last February in this outfit during the 30 for 30 Winter Challenge>
I think these pants must be the best deal I have found in a very long time. For just $1, they kept me warm and cozy all day.
I removed the coat to give a good look at the pants and the sweater. I bought this sweater at The Limited in 2004. I still love it and I obviously still wear it. It is very warm. My only complaint is that it tends to get a bad case of the fuzzies. Not pills, but actual clumps of fuzz accumulate on the edges and sometimes under the arms.
The Limited Sweater on sale for $30 in 2004
Moda International suede pants for $1
boots from DSW for less than $30
Coat, thrifted for $12
Estimated outfit cost: $90
I promised in Monday's post to share an outfit picture of the striped pants I bought. After a day in the upper 30's on Monday, Tuesday made it into the lower 60's. Crazy weather we are having! It may have been warmer but it was also much windier. I had a hard time keeping my hair out of my face to take pictures.
The warmer weather allowed me to forego a coat and wear the cardigan I found on sale for $20 Saturday at H&M. Looking at these photos I can definitely see that I need to let the hem down on these slacks to wear heels.
This creamy DKNY sweater was thrifted right alongside the slacks.
The snap closure is different from other pants I own but I like it! The colors seem rather earthy to me with a 70s type of vibe. I think I now own 4 pairs of striped pants, all different colors.
Cardigan: $20 H&M
Slacks: J Crew $5 at Hope Thrift
Turtleneck: DKNY $3 at Hope Thrift
Shoes: Zigi Soho $20 at DSW
Total outfit cost: $48
So for a total cash outlay of $138, I created 2 outfits. This is why I love thrift shopping. There is no way I could find those suede pants brand new for less than $140.
The added bonus of shopping these two thrift stores is supporting local charities. The suede pants I bought at Thrift for Life which is a non-profit for the Massey Cancer Center. Hope Thrift is a thrift store run by a local church and their profits go to help support their charities. Also, the church has partnered with the local school system to offer jobs to students who need volunteer work for graduation requirements and to teach job skills to special needs students.
That my friends is guilt-free shopping!