Thursday, February 7, 2013

More on Quality Clothing~

This week's theme was to find quality clothes in my closet.  Themes like this help me dress for the week--I hate to admit it but I have LOTs of clothes and creative games like this make dressing easier--


Quality item: blazer, Ralph Lauren, 100% wool eBay.$30.
This blazer can make even leggings look better!  Fabric, tailoring and details are well worth the $30 I paid!



quality skirt: Ann Taylor 100% wool
If you have read my blog, you know I love natural fabrics.  And this 100% wool pencil skirt with lots of satin piping gives more substance to my fun ensemble, don't you think?



quality skirt:  Banana Republic, 100% wool tweed, fully lined 
I'm not a big fan of this hem length but I love this skirt because this high quality fabric has a wonderful flow to it.  I won't give it up even though I only wear it a couple of times a year.

We all try and buy a few quality items a year, but as I said in my previous post, they are getting harder to find.  

Are you having any luck?  Or are you shopping your closet like me?  (which isn't a bad thing really!)

16 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the green skirt. I don't think it could be shortened successfully, the line of the skirt would be compromised.

    With the general decline in quality care is more important. I've got a handwash cycle on my washer that is gentle, but I have been block drying sweaters I once would have popped into the dryer.

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    1. Exactly rose, the line on the skirt would definately be compromised and it does have a nice swirl~

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  2. I am mostly shopping my closet and Goodwill these days, Paula. Would love to find a blazer like your RL one at the top! I hand wash almost everything...also in my hand wash cycle.

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    1. I have been handwashing my clothes for decades! So much IS washable--no need to dry clean!

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  3. That blazer is amazing and I think the purple pencil skirt has endless possibilities-- great pieces!!

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  4. I have found some beautiful things on ebay lately and I'm thrilled. But I don't let it get me too excited because I don't always have this kind of luck. I so love that jacket at the top! What a beautiful and classic piece and you look fabulous in those skinny jeans.

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    1. Vintage shopping, imo, is hit or miss and even more so on-line. I got lucky with the lauren piece!

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  5. The blazer is amazing - and I would personally love to wear the skirt at that length....I'm thankful to have found some well-constructed pieces at thrift-store prices and don't mind wearing them time and time again!

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    1. Lovely colors and the fact that they are natural fabric and well tailored add to their appeal!

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    2. Im a mini skirter rebecca so this length makes me feel frumpy. Not that evreyone woukd feel this way!

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  6. Paula! I love these looks on you! The leggings and blazer have such an equestrian feel....GORGEOUS! And that mango colored jacket just gives the prettiest light to your face. I agree, quality is becoming harder to find, even among higher priced brands. I think that the problem is that so much is being produced at such a dizzying rate, the quality is suffering. By the way, thanks for your email! I know my coat is priced a bit on the high side. I did that mainly because I can't decide if I want to keep it! LOL The color is beautiful! We need to phone chat soon! I'd love to catch up and find out what's been going on in your world! Hugs my friend! Serene

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    1. Keep that coat! Its a beauty-

      Yes we need to catch up!!! Xoxo

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  7. I find that ads in magazines and catalogs to be most helpful when shopping my closet..wonderful thrift shopping available here, in bangor, maine.you wouldn't believe the treasures available...which is a good thing, because there aren't a lot of name clothing retail stores around...and the ones that are, due to our demographics, are not A-level stores (macy's jcp), so we don't get the same merchandise that other cities do.
    I am not a blogger, but I am a follower, and must say that all the blogs I follow are inspirational when "shopping"...whether in my closet, or a thrift store. m

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    1. I am so gkad to hear that you get inspiration from our blogs; i want to inspire all women, especially the ones without blogs! Thanks for commenting! Xoxo

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  8. These are such wonderful pieces. Quality clothing just seems to fit so much better and wear so much nicer. It's worth the investment.

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