Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Savvy Supermom Outfit of the Day - $17 Sassy Mama
Today's outfit is brought to you by the thrift store, Big Lots, Plato's Closet and Parisian's. Yup, Big Lots. Did you know they sell clothes?
As for the sweater, I LOVE it. The black and white graphic print is classic and adds a bit of fun to "just jeans." The bright red of the purse is the perfect POP of color needed to keep this outfit from being too monochromatic.
i.e sweater (thrift store $6/ARP $50), Jockey lace-edged tank top ($3 Big Lots/ARP $14), Ann Marino black leather wedge (Parisian's $8/ARP $70), Buffalo Bitton jeans (Plato's Closet - free with exchange of old clothes/ARP $70), Coach red patent leather Gallery Tote (free, birthday gift), The Limited scarf/shawl (free birthday gift).
Grand Total: $17
Approximate Retail Price: $204
Savvy Savings: $187
Woo-hoo! I think this is my lowest total to date! Of course, it all hinges on the gifts, but hey, that still counts!
So Big Lots, yeah, they do have clothes. I can't say I've ever bought any jeans or shirts there, but I have bought things like this Jockey for Her lace edged tank-top, Gold Toe socks for the family, cotton pajamas, and even Jockey work out bras! I recently found some high-end Joseph Abboud men's boxers for $4 a pair (they normally run for $20 a pair). As a note, they carry some very cute babies' clothing, usually Carters and Target brand overstocks. GREAT for baby showers.
That's the great thing about Big Lots is that they make a business of selling overstocked items for major retail stores, so it's another link in the chain of moving clothes and creating less waste. If it doesn't sell at Big Lots the items will most likely end up at a salvage store for their next stop.
Hmm, looking at this picture I realize that I need to hem the jeans just a tad bit, they bunch a bit on the bottom...oops!