Consignment Store Recap

I decided to stop into a certain favorite consignment shop this weekend. Just to take a peak. No big deal. And there just happened to be all of these clothes that fit me perfectly and that would get a long with all of my other clothes and that wouldn’t make too much of a mess…I promise…

So I walked out of there with a Gap dress from last season and a practically brand new Banana Republic blazer all for $30. The dress looked a little wrinkled at first, but after a wash and a little attention from my steamer it looked brand new. The blazer is a much needed addition to my wardrobe. I was lacking in the neutral jacket department and this one fits like a glove. Link up in the comments with your consignment shop finds. 

Consigment Shopping Before New Year’s Eve

I found myself this New Year’s Eve with no clear choice in my closet as far as outfits are concerned. I have a couple lovely new pieces of jewelry, but that’s just part of it. Not to mention bills, upcoming trips and birthdays have me trying to save my money. So I decided to check out Avalon to see what was available in the affordable and slightly used department. There were a lot of great pieces, but no winner for New Year’s Eve. I will probably wear something I already own, but I wanted to show you some of the cool dresses and not so cool dresses I looked at for inspiration.

This metallic silver dress was great, but a couple sizes to big. I wanted to try it on just to make sure. If there was more time a trip to the tailor would have take care of that.

Too small.

I loved the idea of this dress, however the hearts are just not my style. I loved the sheer overlay and the intricate beading.

Great J.Crew jacket, but too big and boxy.

This dress fell under the category of “I don’t know how I am supposed to wear it”. The torso was way too long.

This turned out to be a little too long and unflattering in my opinion.

Although this is a great jacket that could easily be dressed up or down, I thought the pattern and boxy shape were a little overwhelming on me.

Finally I struck gold with this practically brand new, silk J.Crew blouse. It may not make an appearance for New Year’s Eve, but it will be put to good use for the rest of 2012. What are you wearing for NYE?

Consignment skirt

So I got this skirt via the consignment shop that I frequent in Pittsburgh. There is nothing better than finding something both stylish and unique in the perfect size and better yet, for $12. I think I am a romantic at heart and finds like this floral print skirt are evidence of that. I just fell in love with the bright red pattern and neutral background. Although floral prints are in right now, I swear I made them popular 2nd through 3rd grade. My love affair clearly never ended.
Ann Taylor Loft Blouse: $16; Macy’s INC skirt: $12; Nine West shoes: $40; J.Crew necklace: $20