Dumb Down the Price

Celine’s Fall 2014 Collection had a long knit turtleneck that made reversecommuter crumble, drool and stutter.  It was ❤️at first sight…right up to the $2000 price tag.  

  
I justified that it was too limiting a piece for that type of investment.  Point on revelation but I still really, really loved it.  

Fast forward to now.  In the ‘burbs, armed with a rake.

    
Wearing a $30 turtleneck from Zara.  

http://m.zara.com/us/en/woman/knitwear/view-all/polo-neck-sweater-c0p3000510.html  

Yeah, that’s pretty much how it feels!

It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Especially when we are talking about the lining in coats!

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Etro is the KING of designers that add this little extra bit of loveliness.  Sometimes their lining is more gorgeous than the actual outside garment!  Click here to take a little visit to Italian design heaven.

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Dolce and Gabbana have their trademark leopard pattern lining most of their pieces.  Click here to drool all over their website!

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Lining is like a phenomenal piece of lingerie – your own very best secret all day!

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Dolce & Gabbana coat, Teenflo blazer, Rag & Bone jeans, Celine boots.

Plaid Mad

The closet cleaning (phase I) had an unexpected side effect. Editing down the pieces made the favorites pop out and demand to be worn!
It re-affirms a stand by rule of fashion, try to buy the good stuff. Fads come and go, and for that H&M and Zara and Target are the go to shops. The true investment pieces are expensive, classic and worth every single penny.

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Greedy!

After a few dedicated hours shopping on Saturday, (thanks for coming with me awesome, handsome husband), the cut off shorts dilemma has been solved!  PHEW!

I tried on a bunch of different pairs (Seven for All Mankind, AG, etc…) and the winner was…..

Rag and Bone.  The Mila Short was the one I bought, and it was exactly what I was looking for – washed out denim and a relaxed cut.  Sort of sits on the hip, very comfortable and easy to match with a plain white t-shirt.   Great Summer Uniform!

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Cut-offs can be particularly challenging…although Daisy Duke rocked them best, there is  really no need for me to go too short!  A rear-view review was key in the change room!

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20120520-212349.jpgWhy the title “GREEDY”  you ask?

Because I also bought a white pair of AGs, because I couldn’t leave Scoop NYC empty handed!

Cut Off!

I am in Search Mode…for the perfect pair of jean cut-off shorts.

Cut-Offs

Tie dye denim shorts
£9.99 – owntherunway.com

MOTHER short shorts
$102 – stylebop.com

Rag & bone/JEAN cotton shorts
$154 – saksfifthavenue.com

High waisted shorts
$114 – etsy.com

Brandy Melville cotton shorts
$66 – revolveclothing.com

Rag & bone denim jean shorts
$150 – stylebop.com

J Brand denim jean shorts
$205 – stylebop.com

Rag & bone/JEAN twill shorts
$155 – net-a-porter.com

Pierre Balmain frayed shorts
€245 – shopmrsh.com

Free people
$88 – macys.com

Shorts
$12 – walmart.com

Shorts
$12 – walmart.com

 

Search Mode can be very intense, time consuming and perhaps border obsessive behavior….

and obviously, completely worth it once the treasured object is found!

It all started on a waterfall picnic, when I realized that my Paige Denim cut-offs just weren’t making me happy.  (you know how that is, right?)

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Fill in the Blanks

“S*** Kickers”
As in SNOW kickers (what else could it have possibly been?).
That is what is needed to keep you stylish, warm and not slipping all over the place.
The biker theme is alive and well thanks to fashion houses such as Chanel, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Burberry. But if you are looking for a different price point, click this link to Zappos.com and take a look!
http://www.google.com/products?q=zappos+biker+boots+women&hl=en

 

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