gone fishin’ (in fuchsia)

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I mean, do I even need to comment on this amazing fish wall mural? My thoughts exactly, let’s move on from the awesome fish and move on to the theoretical concept of fishing. I’ve been fishing (ie shopping) in all sorts of new locations lately: online, thrift, charity shops, you name it. This outfit is a blend of my gone fishin’ finds: a pair of shoes I couponed at DSW for $5, a button down I thrifted, and a few well loved gifts. One of my favorite parts of fashion is putting together the finds and loved pieces, old and new alike, and creating something new.  With endless resources, we could all walk around in the latest Chanel collection (and trust me, I wouldn’t turn it down; I’m no fool). But in the real world, most of us are out there fishin’ and making it work.

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Button down top: Forever 21 via resale/thrift ($3, retails for around $20)

Jacket: Gap ($25 marked down from $130)

Jeans: Gap ($20 marked down from approx $60)

Purse: Kate Spade (gift)

Shoes: DSW ($5 marked down from approx $75)

Chain link bracelet: Bauble Bar via Nordstrom (gift)

Giraffe ring: Forever 21 (set of 3 rings, only one pictured, $5 for 3)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I’m a huge fan of mixing “high and low” pieces. I’m a firm believer that you can “elevate” just about anything with the right styling. One of the easiest ways to do this is to invest in a great bag. Of course, you know what I’m going to say next, right? Get your bags on consignment or sale! You don’t have to spend a ton to snag a nice statement bag, but I think they are a great way to style up other pieces you are wearing.  Some of the best places to get a good bag are outlets- either online or in-stores. Many areas have outlet malls that do stock their store pieces. Sometimes, however, outlets stock pieces that they make more cheaply than their retail/store brands.  I always ask about this when I’m in an outlet store, because sometimes the quality can be not as great as what you’re expecting, and I think it’s good to know that up front. The Coach outlet, for example, generally stocks both “outlet” pieces and their store pieces that went from the full price store to the outlet after their season ended.

2) When shopping outlets, always look out for additional reduction sales. One of the best ways to do this is to get on the mailing list for the outlets near your house.  If you don’t live near any outlets, fear not! Many stores now have online stores for their factory/outlet stores. Some of these include: J Crew Factory (https://factory.jcrew.com), Saks off 5th (http://www.saksoff5th.com/), and Haute Look (https://m.hautelook.com/)

Anyone else have outlet tips? Like any other online outlet options? Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend, for those in the US!

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26 thoughts on “gone fishin’ (in fuchsia)

  1. Absolutely LOVE this pink blazer! Perfect for the chillier nights in summer!

    I wanted to ask you a question real quick since you’ve been so loyal to my blog (very appreciated by the way)

    I recently switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

    I had it where all of my subscribers and followers transferred over!

    Could you just let me know if you can still see my blog and if my posts still pop up in wordpress.com’s “READER”? I would appreciate it so much! Just want to make sure I didn’t lose all my loyal followers!

    Thanks girl and I hope all is well.

    xoxo,
    Chloe
    http://www.chloes-cravings.com
    (make sure to check out my total new blog design!;)

    • Hi Chloe!! I actually haven’t seen your blog in my reader lately; I thought maybe you weren’t posting as much! I’m wondering if others are also not seeing it in their feed? Thanks for letting me know where you went though!! And let me know if you end up figuring that out, because I’ve been thinking of switching myself! xo

  2. I LOVE this outfit!! The ripped jeans and the fuschia look just perfect together. 💕💕💕💕💕

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