Monday, April 13, 2009

Savvy Supermom Outfit of the Day - $48 The Easter Egg Hunt Dilemma

Ah, the age-old dilemma of what to wear for the Easter Egg hunt in soft, potentially muddy ground. The thing about Easter Egg hunts that causes a little bit of concern is finding an outfit that is is Spring-like and decent enough for the photo-op. I know it may sound kooky, but occasions like this mean that the grandparents will most likely show. That means we can get a family photo, and since we're not a go-into-the-studio type of family (usually the Hubby or I are left holding a camera and we get a partial-family photo) it helps to be prepared.

I went with the casual cute look here and since most of the other moms were wearing North Face jackets and jeans I felt it worked. That's one aspect of picking clothing I forget to mention but that is key, appropriateness. Wearing a jeans skirt and riding boots with a nice sweater is appropriate, as is a North Face and jeans for a breezy Spring day. Wearing a silk halter dress with high heel shoes (unless you're at the White House or a more formal Easter Egg Hunt) is not and would look silly.

The Breakdown.
Mossimo pink dot sweater ($6 thrift store/ARP $25), white tank ($3 For Love 21/ARP $3), Gap long denim skirt ($4 thrift store/ARP $40), Michelle D leather rinding boots ($10 thrift store, brand new!/ARP $120), Scarlet Blake leather purse ($25 eBay/ARP $200).

Grand Total: $48
Approximate Retail Price: $398
Savvy Savings: $350

Sure it's a casual outfit, but in all likelihood I spent less than any of the other North Face mothers for my savvy outfit!

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