Affordable Elegance

021 Summer is just around the corner and on some days the outdoor temps have finally gone above 70! Wasn’t it nice to finally ditch the stockings, wear a lighter jacket, maybe wear something new? Yes, yes, yes! On this particular day I headed out to work in a classic ‘Ginger-inspired’ elegant look, yet most of the pieces were bargains……the white cotton Theory blazer I found months ago at TJMaxx…..the blush blouse, black pencil skirt, and two tone pumps – all on sale at Ann Taylor…..the kind of sale when they tell you the total and you can’t believe it’s so low!   The Prada bag – that was a treasure from Revolve you may remember I found back in October……Ok, so these highly versatile wardrobe staples were:  ALL ON SALE! (Peter, stop laughing….)

Surprisingly comfortable for a high heel....lasted all day!
Surprisingly comfortable for a high heel….lasted all day!
Feminine blouse, perfect for layering
Feminine blouse, perfect for layering; Gold readers, found in Greenwich Hospital gift shop!

This blouse feels great on, I thought it was silk….much to my pleasant surprise it is 100% polyester – after wearing it for the first time, had to throw it in the washing machine after dripping salad dressing all over it (yup, real elegant I am..)……(it came out beautifully).


Some stylists say to remove one accessory before you leave the house….in this case, I added one:  a string of cultured pearls – Ginger’s, of course….feminine sophistication and just the right touch, don’t you think?

Prada 'cat eye' glasses; Burberry silk/cashmere scarf
Prada ‘cat eye’ glasses;
Burberry silk/cashmere scarf

OK – these accessories were not on sale, they are my “investment pieces”, items that will be enjoyed over and over again, for years, never going out of style, always adding the ‘WOW” factor…….Hey, if you save so much in other places, now and then it’s ok to splurge!    Agree ladies?  What’s your latest splurge????     I won’t tell….;-)

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  • I love your gold readers! so cute. My most recent splurge is a pair of chanel aviator sunglasses with white leather arms and I love them :). My only problem is I cant read anything with them. Im looking for a nice pair of sunglass readers. Very hard to find something that is not the typical half glass things(which I hate). have you come across any in your travels?

  • I LOVE this outfit!!!!!!! Ladies, I saw her at work, it looks great on the web and even better in person.

    • Thanks Kate! Unfortunately when I put my glasses on I saw that the stains on my blouse did not come out…damn! Off to the cleaners….


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