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{outfits} Shake It Up Part II



  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,, 

A couple weeks ago I did a post rounding up some of the ways I have styled my clothes to get the most bang for my buck.  Let's continue that post today, shall we?  As I stated in my first post, it is pointless to buy an item and not wear it often.  Cost per wear is one of the most important things I think about when buying an item.  For those of you that don't know what that is, here is a quick lesson: price of item ÷ by number of times worn = true cost

This philosophy doesn't always work, sometimes you need to spend more money for quality or a piece you really love (see: Chanel), but it is a great general rule of thumb.  Try to get the cost/wear as low as you can, if you make it under $1...AMAZING!  Thrifting is a great way to find items that will cost next to nothing in the long run. However, be careful not to be seduced by a really low price, if you won't wear it: don't buy it!

Song of the Day: Shake It Up by The Cars


The Piece: Alexander Wang 'Freja' Booties

The Piece: T. Babaton Snakeskin Sweater

The Piece: Theyskens' Theory Leather Jacket

The Piece: Marc Jacobs Velvet Polka Dot Blazer

The Piece: Inis Crafts Fishermans Sweater

The Piece: Free People Wide Leg Jeans
I think my best purchase to date has been my Marc by Marc Jacobs Baby Aidan purse (seen throughout the images above.) I bought it in July 2011 and it has rarely left my arm since.  It is my main work purse, so that's 5 days a week plus I use it a lot on weekends as well.  I do make sure to rotate my other bags in as well, but I use it 80% of the time.  My mom was shocked when I spent $320 on it, looks like the joke is on her now because I have probably gotten the cost down to at least 95¢ per wear ;)

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.

17 comments:

  1. I love pieces you can wear and create different outfits out of. Love how you put these pieces together!

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  2. bags are always a great investment piece - now you just need to get sirius that low ;)

    good job remixing your closet!

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  3. I love the wide legged jeans ! I have a pair and have such a hard time wearing them :/

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  4. I seriously love seeing all the different ways you wear some of your favorite pieces! It really makes no sense to wear something you love only a handful of times.

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  5. I've said it before; I'll say it again--you rock at shopping your own wardrobe! You create so many looks from the timeless pieces you have an eye for.

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so so great. I am always in a rut of wearing the same pieces together and never switching them up. Inspiration!

    new follower :)
    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/

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  7. What a great post! I love that you have worn some of the same pieces a few times and made all the looks so different! Great idea of trying to get use per wear at $1, I love that!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  8. Fantastic post girl!! I love how you made the same piece look so different with each outfit.

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  9. I agree with above! I can't believe how different you make every outfit! Following you!
    Follow me please!
    At www.melbourneandgeorgette.com

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  10. I LOVE when you do these posts! This is such a great series and something I love to see. I always try and buy things I know i can wear AT LEAST three different ways! You just gave me a lot of inspiration for a cream sweater and black leather jacket!!!!

    Keep these coming :)

    xoxo,
    Mary

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  11. What a great way to justifying buying quality pieces...especially when you use it enough. It's also a great way to justify when not to buy something....which is always tough for me because I can always rationalize why it's a good idea to buy something haha.

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  12. Looks great,honey!Have a great day!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  13. Great idea for a post!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  14. I never got into the purse switch deal. I have a couple of purses that are unique and so worn with special outfits. Is it beneficial to have more than one? Or is it just the wonderful allure of aesthetic?

    zuleyb.blogspot.com

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