Monday, November 3, 2008

Savvy Supermom Outfit of the Day - $62 Banana Republic

Today's outfit is courtesy of Belk's, eBay and the thrift store.

The Breakdown.
Miss Chievous red striped hoodie ($6 Belks/ARP $25), Route 66 long denim skirt ($4 thrift store/ARP $25), Nine West camel colored leather boots ($10 thrift store/ARP $175) and the piece de resistance my yummy, oh-so-soft Banana Republic leather purse ($41 eBay/ARP $275).

Grand Total: $61
Approximate Retail Price: $500
Savvy Savings: $439

A word about this outfit. So, uh, yeah, Miss Chievous. I didn't even know the brand existed. I found it in what would probably be classified as the Junior/Young Miss section, but the zip-up form-fitting hoodie looked cute on the hanger and for $6 I was willing to give it a try. Low and behold, it turned out to be kind of cute!

Route 66 for those who might not know the brand name is found at Kmart, someplace I don't usually frequent for my clothes but paired with grown-up boots & a stylin' purse, the outfit is nice and kid-friendly - and I'd like to think, more expensive looking than just $62.


  1. Just found your blog through Jen at 144 Inches of I-Cord. I love the idea of thrifty shopping. I worked with someone who could fly into Goodwill and come out with new sweaters with the tags still on them, etc. I've scored a couple of things like that, but I think one of the secrets is going really often. Do you find that so? Also, it's really smaller sizes that you can clean up on at thrift stores. When my kids are older I plan to keep trying...

    And of course - your great sense of style plays into your excellent finds! You look great!

  2. THANK YOU - my stylists (Stacie & Clinton) deserve all the credit!

    I go thrifting once a week with the Superstars - who love it. If we've got an errand to run in another part of town we'll visit that thrift store but that's rare, maybe once a month when that happens.

    I have yet to test the theory of small sizes racking up but the clothes racks are split into S/M/L at Goodwill and I've found the sections to be just as large in M & L as it is for S. But now that you've said that I sense a challenge and might just have to investigate and blog on that theory!

    I've clothed the Superstars from infant (I find new with tag infant's clothes weekly) to 7 so far and my neighbor regularly buys Abercrombie for her 11 year old boy at the thrift store so thrifting is a GREAT way to find clothes for kids!

    Keep on thrifting...and reading my blog, of course!