Archive for the ‘Thrifty Thursday’ Category

It might be enough to love Sundance catalog just because it is owned by Robert Redford, but each turn of the page reveals magical merchandise from jewelry to housewares and everything in between.  I genuinely savor the arrival of each new catalog until eventually reality sets in and I convince myself that I don’t really NEED to buy that $138 skirt.  So I instead use their styling as inspiration for building my own outfits with more reasonably priced options.  Especially when I can impart recycling as part of the effort and re-purpose consignment items.  This outfit from Sundance was one I successfully copied for a fraction of the price.

Sundance Fleur du jour skirt ~ $138
Essentia Tee ~ $40
Mother Nature Locket ~ $998

Total ~ $1176...

My Thrifty version was born when I found the skirt on EBAY.  I put in my search criteria for a skirt, size medium, and rather than look through all the results, I selected save search and opted to have the search results emailed to me daily.

I got this Anthropolgie skirt for $6.00 !
Shirt at Walmart for $5
the necklace, made by moi, garnet, silver and artisan pendant, $35 in my ETSY shop.



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It may be officially Spring but here in New England we are still waking up to cold temperatures and cool, cloudy, windy days.  While spring fever causes some to peruse seed catalogs and dream of budding flowers and sowing vegetables I peruse the spring fashion catalogs, dreaming of sunny, warm beach days or family picnics.  Boden is in my top 10 picks for clothing design, but it’s a bit pricey.  I like the challenge of using Boden and some of my other favorites as inspiration and finding similar more affordable options to achieve the same look.

Boden’s Strappy jersey dress ($68)
Tie Espadrilles ($78)
Big Beach bag ($64.00)

 Grand total of $210.00

A similar look for $41.48!

Chadwick’s Cinched cover up ($12.99)

Payless Morgan espadrille ($24.99)

Amazon.com Daily Tote ($3.50)

Happy Spring!

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