Every time I go shopping, I can't help by feel a little depressed about how expensive great fashion is nowadays. Even I can't afford most of the stuff I feature on the site (though I still find much enjoyment from coveting from afar). Still, I don't want you all getting too poor on me, so I thought I'd highlight some cool inexpensive finds out there at the moment.
Clockwise from top left:
Slouchy blue leatherish bag, from Windsor for $34.99. Found via darling The Perfect Closet, which features a bunch of highly covetable items (like this Corey Lynn Calter cowl top, which costs $142 and so therefore doesn't make the list, even though it is quite cute).
Elbow-length mittens (photo via a craftster.org forum), price: as much as it costs to bribe your favorite knitter. When I was thinking about cropping the sleeves on my vintage swing coat (something I am definitely doing; it's at the tailor right now!), one of you asked if cropped coat sleeves aren't just a little impractical. Luckily, my cousin Jill had the perfect answer: elbow-length gloves. (There are some pretty leather ones in the new September Marie Claire, by the way. Very Prada-esque.) And then the other day, it dawned on me: Elbow-length mittens! I may dust off the knitting needles just to try this project -- I'm completely excited about these already.
Bunnyshop turned us on to these fantastic shiny black heels with white detailing which are -- wait for it -- $17.99 at Payless. (!!) Now, like all Internet shopping, you never know how cute/wearable/comfortable these things are until you can see them in person, but I really think these could be the steal of the season. Can anyone who has actually seen these in the store weigh in on their cuteness factor, please?
Vintage-style print satchel from Target, just $18.99. It reminds me of all those fantastic retro-print suitcases out there right now. Fun!
We will also give a small shout-out to this gray bodysuit, on sale for $19.99 at Urban Outfitters. Hear me out: I think this could be really cute with a tunic-length flowy top or short sweater dress thrown over it, paired with little ballet flats for a running around town on Saturday afternoon sort of thing.
Okay, back to listening to The Veronicas. So. Darn. Catchy!