I don’t know an American woman who doesn’t love a good bargain. Our tastes, budgets and personal aesthetics may vary, but as a rule, we tend to agree that it feels better to buy something beautiful at a steal.
As much as I’d love to have a closet full of fabulous, expertly designed, meticulously crafted basics by reliable designers, that gets expensive (and boring). When I’m feeling bored and need a little flavor – something with an exaggerated trend, a loud pattern or a piece that inspires some happy feeling inside of me – I shop smart. If it’s an item I can’t wear socially nor wear to work, it’s not worth investing a lot of money in.
This little romper is a great example. Found on the sale rack at one of my favorite L.A. Boutiques, Soto Boutique in the Valley, it brings fab comfort and unique style to my wardrobe in a pattern I wouldn’t normally wear for a refreshing change. Not worth breaking the bank over – but an amusing buy that I’ve worn several times this summer already.
This gorgeous Agate pendant necklace and gold cuff were a little more expensive, but since I can wear them both to the office, too, I felt they were worth the extra cash. (I also broke my favorite gold cuff which I’ve had for more than 10 years and have been in the market to replace it.)
1. Romper, pendant necklace and cuff from Soto Boutique in Studio City. 2. Argento Vivo 36-inch layering chain from Nordstrom. 3. Sandals by Schutz sold out, but these are similar. 4. Treesje clutch was a gift from a friend, but this DVF clutch is similar and on sale.