Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Try-it-out Tuesday: statement necklace & bag


Merona buttondown, passed down by E.I.
skirt, Old Navy, old
necklace, eBay
Tignanello bag, Goodwill, $4.99 (retail: $85)
Dansko Calliope sandals, $36, 6pm.com

     I wear this skirt all the time, but this is it's first star turn on the blog. Why? I usually wear it very casually - to run to the store, weekend errands, etc. But recently it got a little dressed up for a weekday lunch with a friend. And it liked it!


    This gorgeously patterned bag is my first thrifted bag. I had much better luck from the start finding great clothing at the thrift store, but all of my previous visits to the bag section yielded worn-out, torn, stained, or just blah purses. This will comfortably hold several books (I just tossed in a paperback copy of Graham Salisbury's "Eyes of the Emperor" and a hardback of "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thanhha Lai) and probably even a composition notebook. It will even make a great informal camera bag. Mom likes this bag so much, I think we'll take turns using it. 
    Mustard is still a color I'm hesitant about, but I do like how the necklace picks up the mustard in the bag pattern.

10 comments:

  1. That bag is gorgeous. I actually have pretty good luck thrifting clutches and smaller bags, but nothing that you could get two books in! I also really like your statement necklace and if you're trying mustard, small doses like this are the way to do it, I think.

    Gracey

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  2. i love that you dressed up your every day skirt. it looks great. that necklace is so pretty!

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  3. Thank you! That necklace is my favorite eBay purchase so far ... :)

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  4. Gracey - this bag is dangerously roomy! :)
    You're right - accessories are a fun way to try out new colors. :)

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  5. Fun necklace and colors! Accersorries definitely can do wonders!

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  6. Cute necklace! It adds a fun pop of color to your top :)

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  7. Very cute outfit and I love that necklace! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Following you now on GFC and Bloglovin :-)

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  8. Thanks, Sherri! I agree about the power of accessories. :)

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  9. Thank you for dropping by and for following along! :)

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