So today's outfit is inspired by one my favorite blog God's Favorite Shoes. One thing I love about Ms. Reiko, is that she is a pro thrifter. She puts together the most versatile and fabulous looks for a minimal amount of cash. She really should write a book on thrifting, because her skills are crazy.
The majority of my look was bought from a consignment Clotheshorse (here in Dallas off of Preston Rd). Clotheshorse is high end prices start from around $20 and can go over $1500 (for high designer goods). I must admit its my favorite consignment shop here. There are not a lot of plus size duds, but if you look hard enough you can find some treasures.
The items I picked up were:
Kenneth Cole Geometric Print Top - $18
Talbots Purple Cardi - $14
Lafayette 148 Black Skirt - $63 w/ 25% off
My total check for these 3 pieces was $86. Although I have not mastered low end thrifting, I am learning...thanks to Reiko.
I also paired this outfit with a pair of mustard tights from We Love Colors! I hope God liked them, I know all the little girls at church were looking at them.
I super excited that Clotheshorse gave me a chance to try this Lafayette 148 Skirt. Lafayette 148 frequents stores like Neimans & Saks. They do extend to plus sizes, but generally the price tag on these items are around $300. I found this skirt to fab and I actually fit into this size 16. This skirt actually is the best fitting skirt that I have bought off the rack. The waist fits insanely perfect. I will definitely start looking at this brand more. I also love the little waist detail.
I am definitely stocking up my tights for the fall and winter. So far this season I have bought plum, mustard, and black. I love adding colors to the collection.
I experimented a little with mixing prints and added this houndstooth printed caplet. I really liked it together, so I definitely will wear this in the future. The caplet came from a store in Cartersville, GA (I purchased a year ago and can't remember the name of the boutique) and it is actually a medium....and it works fabulously.