Sense of Elegence with consignment shopping

 CONSIGNMENT SHOPPING.

As a blogger on a budget combined with living in the fashion mecca of the world, it can definitely be tiresome. I mean honestly, looking at the price tag of thousand dollar items these days is just not accessible for everyone, including me! So today, I’m sharing my favorite pieces that I scouted out at some of the notable consignment stores located in New York City.

In fashion, there are times when to save and times when to splurge.   When shopping for a trendy item – remember, you might only get one, or if you’re lucky, two seasons out of it. In other words, be careful with your spending limit. Some trends for example, are peplum, polka dots, knee-high boots, or camouflage print.

In today’s look, I’m featuring my Zara knee-high boots that I bought at the second-hand clothing store, Buffalo Exchange, for only $38. (Practically 70% off.) These long leather lookers are on trend, worth the cost, and pair perfectly with the chilly winter weather. Better yet, knee-highs have an alluring appeal mixed with a sophisticated twist and be paired with virtually anything.

At times, I thirst for trends, but all the time, I crave a classic style.

Of course your wardrobe reflects your individualistic style, but, classics can go a long way, and there’s always an empty hanger for a stylish investment. This Burberry trench coat immediately caught my eye as I was shopping in the consignment store, Beacons Closet. Without even glancing at the price (assuming it was out of my price range), I slipped my arms in for fun, felt a comfortable fit, looked in the mirror, and instantly fell in love with every inch of my soon-to-be jacket, at first sight. I think that’s the type of feeling you get when you wear a Classic piece; a subtle moment of grace with a high sense of elegance- eluding off a look you know is powerful. Even before I saw the discounted price: $159, I knew this iconic Burberry London trench coat was meant to be mine. (P.S. This coat retails over $1,000!) That being said, here are 10 classic items worth the splurge.

10 Classic Investments (neutral colors)

  1. A little Black dress
  2. Blazer
  3. Riding boots
  4. Ballet flats
  5. Trench coat
  6. White blouse
  7. Denim jeans
  8. High heeled pumps
  9. Pencil skirt
  10. Black trousers
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Pin Stripe White

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Pin Stripe Blazer: Rachel Roy

White High Heels: Michael Michael Kors

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Elegance Will Always Be In Style

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Quote of the day : Elegance is not solely defined by what you’re wearing, It’s how you wear what you have. Elegance is how you speak and how you carry yourself. Elegance will always be in style.”

Get The Look:

Hat by H&M :$18

Red Blazer by H&M : $50

Black Blouse by Ralph Lauren : $60

Black pants by H&M : $13

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Green machine

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GET THE LOOK:

Black Loafers $60 – ASOS

Black Boyfriend Jeans $39 – H&M

Green Cut Out Sheer Blouse – H&M

Black Satchel Bag – Zara Limited Edition

Watch by Seiko – Amazon

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Pink Fluff

Bundling up just enough for New York winter weather.

If you haven’t been at Zara for the end of the season sale, you have to check it out. I bought this sweater for $19- a steal! It’s a warm texture and appears soft on any skin tone. Also, if you don’t have knee high boots, try knee high socks as an alternative.

Knee High Boots: Zara (bought at Buffalo Exchange – second hand clothing store for $38)

Pink Cardigan: Zara $19 (SALE)

Turtleneck: Michael Kors $99

Shop Similar – Turtle Neck

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Rocker Chic


Three pieces. One look. Great designer: Michael Kors.

The zippers on these skinny jeans makes this look go from simple to chic with a single embellishment. Throwing on the fur vest like this one by Michael Michael Kors, is a easily the cherry on top to any dull outfit. I found this one for $40 (marked down from $200) at Marshall’s! Also, in order to pull off the whole look – try to have complementary accessories. For instance, here I did my all black watch, ring (or try silver), and sunglasses to evenly draw your eye and maintain the edgy vibe from head-to-toe.

Fur vest: Michael Michael Kors (MARSHALLS $40)

Watch: $250 Michael Kors

Rocker Zip Pant: $125 Michael Michael Kors

Ankle Strap Heels: Michael Michael Kors

 

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Spring Styling

Lets Talk Spring

Though we’re still feeling frigid temperatures in New York, spring clothing is entering the retail landscape, and bell bottoms back are everywhere this season.

Noticing the trend, I dug up these white denim flared jeans (from high-school, and still fabulous), and happily went with a light fresh look. Mixing white, nude, and beige is a great introduction to spring. Here, I threw on my winter multicolored fur scarf, since New York weather is still unbearably cold.

Also, quick tip for trends: High-low fashion is a great way to flaunt a new trend, by pairing an expensive classic with an inexpensive trend. So, if you’re a fashion lover on a budget like me, take note on the prices below. A fur scarf and leather bag will last years- totally worth the investment. White bell bottoms spotted on model number 53 in a designer spring 14′ show, could easily be imitated for a pair at Zara. 😉

Camel color blazer by H&M – $30

White tank top by Necessary Clothing – $9

White Bell Bottoms by H&M – $24

The Gia bag by Michael Kors Collection -$900

Fur Scarf by Michael Kors Collection – $325

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