Bargain Spring Picks To Update Your Wardrobe

If you’re currently slogging it through a snowy winter, here’s something to look forward to. Spring is a-coming!!  This very fine looking bag is a Christian Siriano for Payless black-and-tan two tone tote. See Women’s Logan Shopper for details. With its chic leather-look, it can be yours for a mere $27!

Having bought a brown distressed leather-esque over the shoulder purse on a whim about two months ago for about the same price, I can say I am so glad for my impulse buy. Plus, I had a 15% coupon and paid even less. Not only do I get compliments for the bag, but I loooove it!  As it just so happens, it’s a near match for a pair of flats I own and being properly accessorized is no easy feat. It’s like trying to match black clothes purchased separately (oh why isn’t there a uniform consistency like with the Crayola colors?). When it works, it’s divine and when it doesn’t…you grin and bear it.

Look, I’m all for 100% leather (of higher quality) and designer duds, but sometimes having a few spare pieces that are more affordable works better. Speaking of Payless, should you consider getting matching skimmers (ballet flats), they have the Women’s Chelsea Flat ($17) in a variety of colors and widths up to size 13. Just line your feet with cotton peds and you’re good to go.


Stripes are in da house! Pin stripes, chevron stripes, cross-colors are all the rage and it’s not Independence or Bastille Day yet.  If you checkout the new arrivals section at Old Navy, there’s a fine specimen of horizontal and vertical alignment with this navy and white cotton jacket for  $35. This will go well with white sailor pants or navy cotton trousers and throw in some red for a splash of color.


Ankle boots are a great bridge to warmer weather because you can still wear tights or knee socks, while they also work well for rainy days in warmer weather climates and offer some necessary foot coverage. Plus, they look great with both pants and dresses.

Chinese Laundry Showstopper Booties $80

FreePeople Outpost Ankle Boot $198

The StylePantry blogger has a great outfit combo pairing a black moto jacket with stripe pants and orange pumps for a nice use of color. Details for purchasing at the site. Check it out.

Forever 21 Maxi Dress $33

Two good plus-size options are:

   Dot Skirt  $70 at Eloquii

Tuxedo Stripe Pants Mynt 1792 $138

How do you fill your passion for fashion? Do you budget or has your black AMEX been good to you? Do you mix and match newer pieces with vintage or thrift-shop wear? Do you clothes swapping parties with friends to exchange accessories or staple items? Do you hunt for bargains on eBay? What are your tips and tricks?

4 Replies to “Bargain Spring Picks To Update Your Wardrobe”

  1. I L.O.V.E. the items you posted above! That bag is too cute, and the flats are adorable! I've been on a fashion fast recently- I'm working with an image consultant, and she'll be finished with my personal style profile in the next week or so. In the meantime, I'm not purchasing any more items until I get her report.

    However, that doesn't stop me from window-shopping 🙂 I try to do bargain shopping for the most part-thrift and vintage stores are some of my favorite shops. I really like for vintage style education (most of the pieces are beyond my budget, but I look-and drool- over the designs.) I also make it a habit to go to thrift stores near more affluent areas, or, in the case of my hometown, thrift stores that support GLBT causes-those shops have AMAZING finds. I enjoy browsing through Modcloth, ASOS, and Forever21 for cute pieces to flesh out my wardrobe.

    1. That bag went on sale and with a discount was half the original price last weekend. Thanks for sharing the stores.

  2. Beautiful choices. Love the bag the most!!! The shoes are fantastic, and that yellow skirt -scrumptious!!

    Thanks for passing this along.

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