Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tied up in Bows: Ready for the Rain

 While I was relaxing over the Memorial weekend holiday I got to thinking about those stressful mornings when I feel like I have absolutely nothing to wear. When in fact I have too many options to wear. I realized the quick fix to this problem (that I feel so many of us share) and took the opportunity to go through my wardrobe and pull out the things that I hadn't worn in the past year…or ever. It turned out to be half of my closet! I was able to trade in some of my clothes at Arizona Trading Company and I got cash back at Clothes Mentor. Because of the ridged criteria at consignment shops I was left with most of the clothes I set out with. I plan to donate the rest and drop by Goodwill this week. Is it time for you to clean out your closet??

Head to toe: Claire's headband ($3) and TJMaxx MK sunglasses ($20). Both the art deco earrings and scarf are thrifts ($2+$2). I got the blouse, peplum rain jacket, and pants discounted at Macy's ($20+$40+$40). The London Fog bag of course is from TJ ($30). And finally the black snake skin pumps are discounted from Shi ($30). 
Total out of pocket: $187

Headband also seen here
Cobalt rain jacket, blouse, and pants also seen here 

Thanks to the lovely Lindsey Bales for a great afternoon and for marvelous pictures. Check out her blog here!


  1. That is a really cute jacket! :) Gotta love cobalt blue!

    I have a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

  2. Fantastic cobalt blue jacket:)

  3. Cleaning out the closet is definitely therapeutic - and makes me feel less guilty for adding a new piece or two!

    I love these pants - are they riding pants? The neutrals are a great background against which the jacket can standout.

    1. They look like 'em don't they? Jodhpurs I think are what they're called. I've got 3 other pair, I kind of went crazy with them this past winter. So comfy and versatile :-)

  4. You definitely make a good point about having too many options, I'm actually not even sure what is in my closet anymore cause I've been grabbing whatever is in my pile of clothes for the last few months (I'm a mess)... I think I just might clean out my closet this week hah thanks for inspiring me !

    Also, your scarf wearing skills always leave me in awe, such a chic outfit for the rain.


  5. Love the jacket and bag!