Thursday, January 7, 2010

Simple + Elegant

You don't always have to have a flashy outfit to turn heads - today's post is a good example of that.  You also don't have to spend a ton of money - it is Thrifty Thursday after all!  Today I put together a simple work outfit that is quite simple, yet very classic.  I found the cream colored top at Forever21 and was really pleased with the button detail down the front.  I paired it with a basic brown pencil skirt (the quality of this picture isn't so good, but you get the idea) from Old Navy for $29.50.  Sure, at that price it might not be as nice as the $120 J.Crew pencil skirt, but it will do the trick until you grow that piggy bank enough to afford the J Crew version.  The shoes have got to look familiar by now, I've used them in a couple of outfits, and I still can't believe they're only $25 at Nine West - they're suede and beautiful - wear them while you can.  The cranberry colored purse is from Old Navy - my sister has one similar (if not this same version) and I was quite pleasantly surprised with the quality when I saw hers, so I think this is definitely worth the money.  Bonus - it adds some color to the outfit.  The necklace and earrings both are from Forever.  You know I love rosettes - especially when they're under $4.  This cream pair of earrings complements the top nicely, while keeping with the elegant theme.  The gold necklace adds a bit of sparkle near the face  so that the cream top doesn't wash you out - it's not necessary to have a necklace exactly like this if you're not crazy about all the chains, you could do something more simple - just use the necklace as a tool to bring attention to your face. 
Simple + Elegant

Happy almost friday - this week was incredibly exhausting and I am looking forward to some relaxation and blogging this weekend :) 

Items in this set:

Poet Chiffon Blouse, $19.80,
Women's Essential Pencil Skirt - Coffee Grounds, $29.50,
Joezee in Lt Natural Suede, $25,
Women's Faux-Leather Satchels - Bougainvillea, $19.99,
Pretzel Drape Chain Necklace, $6.80,
Flower Earring Set, $3.80,
Total for outfit: $104.89

1 comment:

  1. The bag is the same one and I'll vouch that it is great quality and the color is gorgeous. Oh and I love this outfit!