12.12.11

What I Wore: Black and White and Grey All Over


I haven't done an outfit post in a month!  Sorry about that folks, it has been dark, gloomy and super cold in Seattle which means standing outside to take photos is just miserable.  I don't usually take outfit photos inside because my roommate is a night nurse and has to sleep all day so the sound of a camera beeping away is too loud and will wake her up.  But my little Danielle is on a super fun trip to Costa Rica right now so I'm just going to go indoor photo crazy while I can! :)


OUTFIT:
Shirt // bought at a sample sale for $2!
Pants // bought as a sample sale for $2!
Sweater // Forever 21
Belt // My grandmothers
Rings // A gift from my dad and a hand me down from an elderly friend
Scarf // hand me down from a friend
Shoes // c/o Blowfish Shoes

So the story of the $2 shirt and $2 pants...
My boyfriend's friend has a lovely girlfriend who works for a clothing design company here in Seattle.  Her company along with a few other companies who I guess are somehow linked had a sample sale this week in a random warehouse outside of Seattle.  A sample sale is where a company sells all of the samples they have been working on in prepping for their next line.  This means, a lot of the clothes have slight defects or have a stamp on them that says "Sample.  Not for Resale in Stores."  Or they have pieces of them cut out for color samples.  But amidst all of this, I managed to find 8 pairs of pants that fit me really well, only one having a "Sample" stamp on it, 5 tops, and 3 shorts.  I was AMAZED first because I found pants that fit me (I think everyone has a problem finding pants that fit.  Am I right?) and second because everything was being sold for $2 each.  Isn't that insane?  I got one super glittery sweater for $2 which was originally $398 dollars.  That is by far the most expensive thing to ever enter my closet...by hundreds of dollars more expensive.  But I got it for $2.  Say what?
I'm so glad I reminded myself all November and December so far that I shouldn't take advantage of any of the sales on clothing happening everywhere because my money belongs elsewhere:  In my business and in my bills!  I am extremely thrifty and am really against accruing debt beyond the college loans I am already paying off.  So I just live a very frugal life and constantly have to tell myself, "Sorry buddy. Don't buy it even if it is the prettiest thing ever."
So being able to buy 8 pants, 5 tops, and 3 shorts for just $36 just made my life because I've been needing new pants so badly but haven't been willing to buy any!  Now I don't need to buy any more pants for... forever?  I'm still baffled this even happened because I didn't even know where we were going to buy these mysterious $2 pants.  But it happened.  And I am SO thankful.

23 comments:

Shannon said...

You look so pretty. I love this look.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

♥ Nadine said...

Slowly, but very determined you are starting to become my style muse. :)
I love every single of your outfits!!

Love, Nadine

Christine said...

Love to see a fellow Seattleite showing we do have great fashion sense and putting that rumor to sleep! Awesome scoring an expensive sweater for 2 bucks!

Katherine said...

That is a shoppers dream! I'm a little green with envy right now!

Spirited Shannon said...

how exciting! I love sales. I wish someone would hold a sale on size US11 shoes and tell me about it... hahaha It's so hard to find shoes for my big ole feet.
Congrats on your awesome finds!

paperpocket said...

I'm actually in love with your $2 top! It just goes to show you don't have to wear bold colours to be fashionable and stand out, neutrals can do it to.

Sounds like I need to get to a sample sale pronto!

Kia Rene said...

Moorea! Love this outfit! And your hair is super cute!

Ruzu said...

you look chic :D very urban style!!

wow I want to go to a sample sales jeje
xo

 Amy said...

Eek you look gorgeous, Moorea!! And I love love the jackies on you. Amazin as always!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Love this outfit and omg! $2? insane!

brittany leigh said...

love the $2 bargains! what a great deal. you look fabulous and comfy at the same time :)

brittany

prettylittlevintage

Elise said...

PRETTTYYYYYY!!!! :)

Gorgeous as always my dear! And SO SO jealous of your $2 steals! You deserve it for sure! <3

-Elise [from Blowfish]

Kacie @ A Collection of Passions said...

Cute and VERY PNW. Love that top and the boots.

Kacie

Gae said...

You inspired me to try an all gray "winter" look but THOSE BOOTS really make the outfit. Got to get me some!

fawnandfoe said...

Love this outfit! Very cute (:

- Jaimie

Mandi said...

Love the outfit, Moorea! You're a beaut :)

kelly ann said...

You have such a contagious smile, my friend! Pretty pretty. <3

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

You look lovely!

Erika @ Rouge & Whimsy said...

ahhh! so amazing! next sample sale please pretty please tell me so I can get $2 pants too :)

benddownboutique said...

i love your outfit- i love how the black, white and grey compliments you in such a chic way! :) you are so pretty, by the way, and the fact it was on the cheap!

And I agree about the thrifty lifestyle- i know i definitely need to start getting into that, because since I moved back home to commute to Uni, I have gotten a bit out of control with my spending- so thanks for that post- very motivating! :)

Angie said...

You. are. gorgeous. Plain and simple!!! I love your entire outfit!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

So jealous Moorea! I am so smitten with that scalloped shirt!!

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! It pays to live in a big city huh? When I finally get out of podunck-ville, I'm going to look for sample sales. What a fun idea!!

Love the outfit too - very cute and trendy!! :)