Sunday, July 22, 2012

$3 Ann Taylor Silk Blouse

Recently I scored a 100% silk Ann Taylor blouse at Plato's Closet, a preloved franchise store, for $3. So I decided to play dress up and style the blouse for multiple occasions, thus making this blouse basically 75 cents per outfit!  What do you think of the looks?

City Chic Look 
Up close!

$3 Ann Taylor Blouse from Platos Closet
Feminine Office Look 
Brunch with Girlfriends Look 
Lazy Sunday Look 

Actually a lot of my clothes are discounted items. Not a single article of clothing was more than $20. Here's the breakdown...(Nude pumps used twice in this pairing)

Rock n' Republic Black Tuxedo Skinnies $20 - Designer Fashion Clearance, Las Vegas, NV
Betsey Johnson Sunglasses $19 +$6 shipping - Groupon Goods, online purchase
Three layered green tear drop necklace $5 (Clearance) - Charlotte Russe, Brea, CA
Ellen Tracy Black Pumps $20 - TJ Maxx, Fountain Valley, CA 

Total = $70

Black and White Polka Dot Skirt $1 (Dollar Day)- Allied's Attic Thrift Store, Enfield CT
Gold Bow necklace $8 - Fashion Unlimited, Corona, CA
Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps $20 - TJ Maxx, Fountain Valley, CA

Total = $32

  Diseal White Jeans $15- Buffalo Exchange, New York NY
Three Strand Necklace Set $5 (Clearance) - Charlotte Russe, Brea CA
Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps $20 - TJ Maxx, Fountain Valley CA

Total = $40

Grey Roxy Shorts $10 - Billabong Outlet, Barstow CA
Gold/White strand necklace $10 - Forever 21, Costa Mesa, CA
Nude flats $10 (Clearance) - Payless, Stanton CA

Total- $30

What's your favorite pairing?  Do you have suggestions on other ways to wear this berry colored blouse? Comment below! 

Summary of Today's Tips
1. You can find great apparel for a fraction of the cost at a thrift store, discount warehouse, outlet & the internet.
2. Play around with your new find with various combinations at home. Tucking it in, leaving it out. You'll be surprised at how versatile your apparel can be!
3. Investing in a pair of Black and Nude pumps and flats is a must. They will match everything. 

Yours Truly,



  1. That is a great blouse, looks like it is very versatile. I love thrifting too. Check out my youtube page and blog. and

  2. Rockstar, you're killin' it with the fashion deals. Jawdrop on the $3 top.

  3. Thanks Darkberry and MGL! Looking forward to sharing more bargain finds with you all :)