I've done a post on buying clothes when you're on a budget and thought I would do one on department store shopping.
The most expensive item of clothing I bought was a Sam Edelman Loren Mini Moto Leather Jacket in Blush color. I went to the Waikele Premium Outlet for the first time, which is where they have name brands at a discount. I wasn't particularly looking for a jacket like this but once I saw it and tried it on, I loved it and fortunately for me their were sales going on that reduced the price from a $700 to around $140. Blush is the perfect color description for it because it has the balance of light pink and beige. You can compliment with other pink tones in your outfit to bring the girly style or pair this with greys and black to soften a look. It has leopard print lining, gold zippers, and a wide notched lapel. This is my first genuine leather jacket and the quality is so smooth and I know this will be a key piece in my wardrobe.
Armani Exchange had a 40% off sale and again, I wasn't really expecting to get anything but I bought this black jacket and even my mom got one as well. It's a cross between a fitted blazer but soft and more casual like a cardigan. It's light enough for the day time but can still be formal to carry on to the night. This has become my go-to black jacket and a staple in my closet.
I then bought two tops from BP. Nordstrom, the first one has denim and tribal print mix with a zipper at the front. It's something different that I usually wear both n the print and the orange-brick color. It's nice for Summer but can be worn throughout the Autumn season.
The second top is a black knit, half length sleeves. It's sort of sheer and lightweight but still formal and chic. It's great for when you just want to throw on something basic and still look stylish.
I also bought two accessories at Nordstrom. I love my burgundy lip scarf that I bought from Dorothy Perkins and a brand called Tasha had some in different colors. The Hot Lips Infinity Scarf in Navy has kiss prints in white, light blue, pink and mint green over a navy background. I thought these colors complimented me the best out of the others and just adds a fun color to a neutral outfit. As you can see in the photo below, I kept the look simple with a white t-shirt and black leather jacket, while the scarf adds a pop of color.
I wanted to get a case for my glasses to carry in my purse and Sax Eyewear Accessory Soft Sunglasses Case was just what I needed. It's bendable, lightweight and the bright Pink is easy to find in my handbag.
What are your thoughts on department store fashion? Overpriced or is the quality worth it?
♥ Glamour Girl