Outfit: Dotty

Sweater: Rachel Roy ($15)

Belt: Forever 21 ($5)

Skirt: White House Black Market (thrifted) ($3)

Tights: Merona ($5)

Boots: Impo

Outfit Total: $28 (Shoes don’t count in my totals, because they get worn so often… these were only $40 anyway.)

I’m going to start tallying up the cost of my outfits, with the goal of showing that you can be chic and still thrifty!

A cheerful outfit for my first day back at work after the holidays!  I love this sweater, which I bought on clearance after Christmas.  I’d never heard of Rachel Roy before she was a guest judge on Project Runway this year, but I bought several of her items on clearance at Macy’s this year – I quite like them!  This skirt is one of my recent thrift store aquisitions.  I love finding things from White House  Black Market, because I generally love their clothes, but I think they are way overpriced.  They seem to turn up unworn at the thrift store pretty often for some reason (this one still had the $80 tag on it, and I paid $3!)

I went to Hobby Lobby this afternoon to buy the new Simplicity patterns.  For anyone who wants the patterns I showed earlier this week, they have them on sale for 99 cents all week, and mine had the new catalog.  I don’t think I’ve ever bought patterns at Hobby Lobby before, probably because their entire fabric section is so sad that I forget it exists!  Simplicity 2262 (new for Spring, still not on the website) has a cardigan pattern that is very similar to the one I’m wearing today!