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{outfit} Topped in Tartan

  Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,,,,, 
In this look I'm wearing two things you don't normally see me in: tartan and a peplum.  For some reason (read: it's purple) I fell in love with this top last weekend at Lord & Taylor. I left it in the store since I'm doing the French Wardrobe challenge and my mom surprised me with it later in the week.  She got it for under $5 because it was on clearance, an extra 65% off AND she had a coupon, ha ha.  My mom is the queen of bargain shopping, it's how I learned to never pay full price. So even though I sometimes pay a lot for things, they're always on sale ;)

I'm also wearing my new skinny jeans, I think I finally succeeded in finding a replacement for my favorite Free People skinnies (their first appearance.) I loved them too much and the top section is now permanently wrinkled. They will remain in my closet because as long as I wear them with a long top they're perfectly acceptable (as seen here.) I tried so many other pairs but none were exactly what I wanted. I intended to give these a test run and order a second pair for when these inevitably get worn out, but my size already sold out.  Oh well, will just have to keep an eye out for them again.

Sweater: Abercrombie & Fitch (Coco's $5 sale), Top: J. Cooper (Lord & Taylor), Jeans: Current/Elliott (The Outnet), Boots: Cordani (Roundabout Resale), Bag: Etienne Aigner (thrifted, $2!), Necklace: Geoclassics, Watch: Skagen (Rue La La), Rings: vintage, Brilliant Imports snake ring & Mom's

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.


  1. What a cute top! And one heck of a deal! Go, mom!

  2. Such a huge fan of tartan and you wear it amazingly!!

  3. Loving the tartan and your boots hun! Hope you having a good week xx

  4. I love that top on you! It seriously looks so great - the purple is great.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. I love that peplum top on you! So adorable! And yay for finding new jeans!!

  6. Plaid peplum is adorable! I need to remember to give my peplum tops a chance (they've been very ignored)

  7. I love those pants! they fit you so nicely (but like all of your pants fit you well!). Also like your cute little bag!

    Lady à la Mode

  8. Oh my gosh your mom is so sweet! What a great find and for $5, that is amazing!!!! I need to learn from the two of you! YOu always find the best things on sale! The top looks amazing on you, especially love it with your new skinnies!


  9. I love those boots!


  10. Love the peplum top! It's so cute on you : )

  11. love your top and boots! you look stunning <3

    Letters To Juliet

  12. Oh, so that's the secret you have been hiding... your mom is your shopping coach/teacher :)

  13. That was so sweet of your mom to do!

    I wonder if you can't save the Free People jeans by taking them to a good tailor?


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