Trendy On A Budget

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loft_gap_nicole millen (2)A few days ago, I wrote a post providing a re-cap of the Loft Fashion Bash event, which was hosted by none other than yours truly! I showed you some of my fave outfits I put together and snaps from the evening, but didn’t give any mention to what I wore that night. I’d be remiss if I didn’t give this outfit a shout out, since I am completely obsessed with the skirt!

The shimmery shiny beads, sequins and thread creates a spark-like effect against the dark wool-blend background that is eye-catching. Pairing the skirt with a dark top would have been the easiest and obvious choice, but that was not the route I wanted to take. Instead, I added a muted print to the outfit. The black and plum colors of the animal print tied in well with the skirt. The sheerness of the sweater was a great contrast to the heaviness of the wool-blended fabric. To bring the sparkle up a notch, I added a jeweled bronze-colored statement necklace and pumps. One last thing I forgot to mention: pockets. Why do pockets instantly make any skirt or dress that much cooler? Always an added bonus.

Outfit Details:

Jacquard Animal Print Sheer Zip Back Sweater: Loft, $22.87 (reg. $59.50). Lucky for me I had some Loft cash to burn and also saved 20%, which attendees of the event were also given. Use code GIFTS and save yourself 40% on this sweater!

Beaded Skirt: Loft, $60.28 (reg. $98). As with the sweater, I scored some major savings here. The skirt is not available online so check with your local Loft store for availability. However, I highly recommend Loft’s selection of fun printed skirts.

Necklace: Gift from a friend who purchased it in NY. A close second is the Style & Co Gold Toned Faceted Glass Pave Necklace from Macy’s, $24 (sale).

Tights: Gap, $can’t remember. Not sure when I purchased these tights, but an alternative is the argyle sweater tights from Gap, $19.95. Use code GAPNEW thru 12/22 and save an additional 20%.

Bronze Snake Pumps: Nicole Miller from DSW, $gift. My girlfriends bought these as a birthday gift many years ago and I still love them! For something similar I suggest these: DSW, Moda Spana Kimberly Platform Pump, $59.95.

4 Comments on Sparkle

  1. Sam
    December 23, 2013 at 10:23 am (4 years ago)

    Obviously, I love everything about this! Definitely checking out the LOFT sale ASAP! xo

    • Linda
      December 23, 2013 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Sam! yes, the sales are great right now 🙂

  2. Mo
    January 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Love how you put everything together and especially loving that skirt too!

    • Linda
      January 3, 2014 at 11:37 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you! You are great at mixing prints yourself 🙂