{outfit post} Sweater and Tattered Jeans

Monday, January 14, 2013

I know I wear a lot of dresses and heels, but I do own jeans too. I actually own over 30 pairs of denim pants, and I realize I rarely post them. Truth is, I rarely wear jeans... that is up until now. The past 4 years I have been working in healthcare, and jeans are not part of the dress code. I became used to dressing professional, or at least testing the boundaries of professional attire. But... there has be a slight change in my job, and the dress code policy with it. I recently became unemployed. Although I am pretty freaked out about having to find a new job, I am thoroughly enjoying lounging in my jeans as of late.

This little look is what I wore to run errands in last weekend. I know some may think I run around in 5 inch stilettos and a fur caplet all the time, but that's absurd. Confession: as soon as I shut my front door, I am already pulling off all my clothes and looking for the ugliest and most over-sized garment I can find. I love dressing up, but I love dressing down too!

Total Outfit Cost: $22.96
Estimated Retail: $239.95



{sweater}
brand: Fabrizio
purchase price: $4.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: unknown

{jeans}
brand: Gap
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $79.95


{Clutch}
brand: Hobo International
purchase price:$5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $110.00

{rings}
* They are all gifts actually. The Cameo is my Mom's from her 8th grade graduation!






{flats}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $3.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $20.00




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24 comments :

Ashley Taylor said...

I cant believe all the great pieces you find at the thrift store :)

xo Ashley
luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

Kali Angeles said...

There is nothing wrong with being a lil comfortable, beauty isn't always pain :)

Kali
Kali Now Living

Christin Theiss said...

your thrift store is amazing! lol mine sucks I always go looking for good things and never find them!

Anonymous said...

That clutch! Great find.

ThriftyGirl51 said...

You look great casual too! Too bad about your job, I hope you find something you really want when you're ready. I usually can't wait to get in the front door and put some comfys on, preferably with an elastic waistband : )

Cait Val said...

effortlessly fabulous!!!!!! so cute!
great post.

xo. c & v
cake & valley

Katie- Hems for Her said...

I'm glad to see you being positive about your current situation. And I totally agree with the comfy clothes. As soon as I get home I am in my PJs!!!

Danielle said...

I really really love this outfit. A lot. There's just something about a white top/sweater with jeans and flats.

Also, sorry about your job situation :(

-Danielle
http://littlebitofwowe.blogspot.com

Keely said...

So cozy-chic. Love your shoes and clutch!

Marisa @ Broke with Designer Taste said...

I really love the texture on this sweater! It is a cute detail and I have been seeing it around.

Marisa
http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

Chandra said...

i love how you thrift. all the best to you! enjoy the downtime...regroup...and hopefully a new opportunity will be awaiting you soon. have a good day;)

chandra
astylishlittlelady.com

Niki Caron said...

Those flats are so cute! And I love the texture of the sweater!!

Anonymous said...

Shoes and purse - winning!

DC in STYLE said...

Beautiful look, can't believe you spent less than $30 on this outfit!!!
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

Sheena Rae said...

Those jeans look COMFY!!! I bet they are broken in just right!

Dropping in from the link-up!

Sheena @ It's All in the Details
http://sheenaashlock.blogspot.com

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Awesome look for the affordable price!!!

REBECCA
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Penniless Socialite said...

Love this look. I mostly post dresses and skirts, but have been making a conscious effort to post more casual looks. Thanks for linking up!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
Massive Group Giveaway!

CC said...

Love this simple classic look! So cute! ;)

Tiffany Opp said...

What a cute look! Casual yet still stylish. Love it!
Tiffany
www.fabulessinheels.com

Ana said...

Good luck on your job search! It's tough out there for just about everyone right now. I am in the same boat as you, but I am really lucky that my husband has always forced savings down my throat and we aren't in a panic over my situation yet. I think you look wonderful in this simple, but classic look and you have such a positive outlook. I send you all my best wishes for a great job soon!

Lindsay said...

Love that photo of you sitting down. Such a cute casual look. I am the same way these days. Find me the largest, ugliest shirt (i.e. something from my husband) and I'm wearing it!

Melaina25 said...

I'm sorry about the changes but you look cute in jeans :) What does your tattoo say?

✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

Anonymous said...

i am amazed at what you find at the goodwill! very cool. good luck with the job hunt!

~michelle
http://liveworkstyle.wordpress.com/

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Tori I am sorry to hear about your job loss, I know what that's like. Keep your chin up! Keep blogging, and I'm sending hugs! LOVE your jeans.