Banana Republic Checked Sweater [new, $25], Gap Ankle Jeans [new, $10], Susina Nude Chunky Heel [new, $50], Burberry Sunnies [secondhand, $35], Gucci bag [secondhand, hand me down], Kate Spade earrings [new, $10]
Outfit total : $160
As soon as Thanksgiving ends and the holidays hit, you can always count on amazing sales and deals to starting rolling into your inbox. And they are so difficult to refuse! I know this first hand...
First off, this adorable retro checked sweater was an in store purchase courtesy of Banana Republic! The material is so soft, and I love the high neck and bell sleeves. It gives me a casual 50's housewife vibe! Regularly $100, the price was marked down to $60 on clearance. Sale was an additional 50% off, plus an extra 10% for BR card holders. 1/4 of the original price! *Note that BR sale that is 50% off or more is typically final sale, so make sure you love what you buy!
These distressed skinny ankle jeans are not an item I would typically wear, but they called to me and I didn't say no. I'm totally smitten with them now! I think they add a fun, young detail to an otherwise sophisticated look, plus they are SO stretchy! (Perfect for the holidays!) I got them through a Black Friday sale on the Gap website, a partner of BR. Not sure of the original price, but after being marked down to clearance, an additional site wide sale, and extra discount for BR holders, I got them for a measly $10!
Lastly, these perfect go-with-everything nude chunky heel flats have been on my radar for sometime, and I found a deal at Nordstrom Rack in store that I couldn't pass up! I was just nonchalantly scouring the clearance racks of Rack while wasting a few hours in Seattle a couple weeks ago and grabbed these and never let go until they were on my feet! Originally over $100, I got these Susina flats for only half the price at $50. Insider tip! There were a lot of sales associates going through marking down the red tags for a lot of designer shoes, including Tory Burch, Longchamp, and Burberry, and those are only the few I saw. They were still a bit too pricey for me, but if you are in the market for a new pair of designer duds I would highly recommend checking out Nordstrom Rack!
Thank you for reading! If you have scored your own sweet items through holiday sales and deals, share with us in the comments below!
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