Sweater, Judith & Charles; top & shoes, J. Crew; jeans, Joe's Jeans; bag, Mulberry
Sweater, Judith & Charles; top & shoes, J. Crew; jeans, Joe’s Jeans; bag, Mulberry

I was going to wear this sweater with a different top initially, but didn’t like how it looked and then … I had the bright idea to try it with this ruffly blouse. I like the result, even though, by rights, the competing necklines shouldn’t really work. I also like the muted colour scheme combined with the pop of red from the loafers.

close-up
close-up
ruffles close-up
ruffles close-up

Hey, let’s look at that brooch more closely:

vintage brooch via eBay
vintage brooch via eBay

Yep, this outfit is a perfect mish mash of everything. Still works … I think.

What I might love best about it is the fact that everything — head to toe — came to me via consignment. My shopping philosophy in action: get the best quality possible for the lowest price possible. Cashmere sweater, silk top, designer jeans, leather shoes and bag … I would say I nailed it. The whole look cost me a hair under $600 (the bulk of it being the bag), and would have retailed somewhere north of $2,700.

neutrals + red
neutrals + red
Friday mish mash
Friday mish mash

12 Comments on Friday Hodge Podge

  1. Love the outfit so much, I think it is the perfect contrast of styles and colours. You have amazing style and always look impeccably turned out. That top is gorgeous and the pin!!! Cheers, Michele

  2. You are my consignment inspiration! Last Sunday I wore an entire outfit, head to toe, that I purchased for under $50 total and I immediately thought, “Adina would be so proud!”

  3. Just wanted to stop in and say that I really love and appreciate your blog! You give realistic options for how to look polished, unique, and feminine for work and I value your perspective! Keep blogging! I look forward to your posts and the constant inspiration that you provide 🙂