Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blue, Green, and Gray

The only non-thrift items in this outfit are my olive green tank (layered under the blouse) and gray socks. The main pieces (other than the hat which you've seen before) were all scored half-off on Friday at the Salvation Army. Here's the break down:

I had been on the lookout for a secretary style blouse for awhile and as far as what I was hoping to find, this one pretty much has it all. Gray is a favorite, so the color is perfect. It has a lovely sheerness and drapey quality that I like. Most of all, I love that even with the wonderful feminine details like the puffed sleeves and the ruffled collar, it's not too frilly. (cost: $2)

The little coat is a perfect spring cover up. It's actually Liz Lange Maternity for Target. I love the way it fits though. It also has wonderful details like the peter pan collar, the fabric covered buttons, and the gathering. Most of all, I love that it has pockets! (cost: $2)

I couldn't believe it when I spotted these boots. I'd been wanting a pair of combat style boots ever since I saw this picture in an old issue of Lula magazine. They look black, but close up and in the sun, you can see that they are actually a very dark green. (cost: $2.50)

Dickies carpenter pants are just an all around great basic that can pretty much go with anything and I really like the way these fit. (cost: $3.75)

It seems obvious now, but not until I got everything home did it even occur to me that all of these pieces could be worn together. Not bad for just over ten bucks!


princessmillatwoshoes said...

That wee coat is to die for! so cute! so so cute! Did I mention cute? Sometimes maternity ware can be quite flattering on not pregnant people. A lot of my dresses used to be maternity stuff, I like the cut and they're so cozy

Sanna said...

I have a soft spot for secretary blouses, and yours is a true gem. Love the colour!

Missa said...

Thanks girls!
princessmillatwoshoes - I totally agree about the maternity ware. I'm still wearing most of the clothes I bought to wear while pregnant. I was lucky to be pregnant at a time when all the tops and dresses seemed to be cut for pregnancy!

oldflowers4me said...

ooooohhhhhh wow-how divine is your world- im making a pot of tea-would you like to share-singing and skipping love jo.

kasia wska said...

pretty, pretty!:-)