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Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: A laundry list of deals



I thought I was being smart yesterday when I lugged my clothes to the laundromat around lunchtime.

I was sure I'd have the place to myself. It's a holiday, I rationalized. Who else is going to be there? On a Sunday, no less.

Short answer: Everybody.

But, I was stuck. I hadn't done laundry in weeks, and things were getting desparate. A couple hours later, I had sore arms -- and a fresh pile of skirts, pants, blouses and dresses in the middle of my bed, waiting to be folded. (I took a raincheck on that part)

And yet, when I woke up this morning and surveyed my bounty, all I could think was: I have nothing to wear!

Yeah, yeah. I know. #Firstworldproblems, right? Get over it.

I did, and eventually came up with this look, pulled togather with stuff I've picked up on sale and at thrift shops throughout the area.

I didn't realize until I got to work this morning that my outfit could be a walking testimonial for embracing the thrifty lifestyle.

Why? Because I did not pay full price for anything. In fact, no piece of clothing I have on cost more than $20 individually. Not the grey blazer, not the skirt and not the gold-tipped pink shoes.

Let's start from the top. I wish I could remember where I got the lavender necklace from, but I do not. It's been in my drawer for a few years now.

The blazer, which I think was about $8, came from Revolve Clothing Exchange in St. Petersburg a couple years ago.

The top underneath, which I love for its blush and black roses along the neckline, came from Off the Rack in Largo last year. The skirt I got just a couple weeks about at Sunshine Thrift for $3.45.

And the shoes were a steal at Target (clearance!) earlier this year, were $16.98.

Whoops, almost forgot the "belt," -- which isn't a belt at all, but a scarf I've had FOREVER. Maybe even since high school. As much as I try to move on from it, I cannot, because it's just so colorful and useful. I can literally almost wear it with anything.

How'd I do?

-Deal Diva Kameel



[Last modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 4:30pm]


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