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Something Old, Something New

warby parker_banana republic_enzo anglioni_2This post has nothing to do with a wedding, but everything to do with shopping from my closet. Of all the items I am wearing, only 20% of the outfit is new-ish. The main attraction, the dress, was purchased two winters ago. Goes to show that investing in the right item, even though this was a $50 dress, goes a long way. The simple and classic silhouette gives the dress staying power, withstanding the test of time and fleeting trends. However, this jewel tone is quite on trend for the Fall.

I always try to find ways to add a pop of color or prints to any outfit. Being that the dress is a pop of color in itself, adding a dose of print was the obvious choice. Tights season is among us, so I rifled through my drawers and picked out the herringbone pair. It added the right amount of print for the office. We are also in the midst of bootie season so I ditched my go-to pumps and slipped on these grey puppies.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Banana Republic Outlet, $50-ish. Similar options: (1) Gap: Full Back-Zip Dress in hot magenta, $69.95. Use code GAPNEW at checkout online and save 30%; (2) The Limited: Sophie Theallet Cutout  Sheath Dress in deep red, $108. Shop the buy one get half off sale; and (3) Here’s a fun printed one- J.Crew Factory: Ponte Dress in Velvet Dot in red currant, $89.50.

Herringbone Tights: Gap, $10-ish. This too is an older purchase. For something similar, check out Target: Merona Large Herringbone Tights, $10.

Suede Booties: Enzo Anglioni from Lord & Taylor, $50-ish. I purchased these a few years ago, so here are some similar booties: (1) Jessica Simpson from Macy’s, $107.10 and (2) G by Guess from Macy’s, $79. Thru 10/20, use code GREAT for additional savings. Buy more, save more! Extra 30% OFF when you buy 3 or more pairs, 25% OFF when you buy 2 pairs or 20% off when you buy 1 pair.

J. Crew Inspired Translucent Flower Necklace: Very Jane (from midnightgirls.com), $14.50. I love Jane, it’s the Groupon of Etsy. Check in for daily for great deals!

Sunglasses: Warby Parker (obvi!), $95. I am wearing the Thatcher in greystone.

2 Comments on Something Old, Something New

    • Linda
      October 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! All about the booties this season!