It’s over 100 out and I’m heading out to a nice restaurant with a friend. Here’s an example of a trend I adore: some sort of breezy chiffon poncho I can toss over a simple cotton tank and jeans that hides all the figure flaws the tank exposes.
I found the poncho on clearance at Avenue for $10; it’s a greyish white with two shades of plum and black. I paired it with a plum Faded Glory tank in 2x from Wal-Mart and my favorite go-to jeans, a 22W from JCP St. Johns Bay in pure dark wash. These jeans are ridiculously fabulous for the price ($25). They fit me flawlessly, are comfy and hold their shape remarkably well. The demin looks and feels similar to a premium denim. I love them, and I wish I had bought a backup pair. These are pretty close and on clearance for $17, though, so I just may have to have them.
Lately there have been a slew of premium flip flops, and it has not been unusual for them to be $75-100. At first I balked, but 1) I live in a warm climate, 2) they are super comfy, and 3) I would pay that for sandals. Given that the fit/finish of the shoe and quality of the rubber is far superior, I’ve gotten over my mental block about the price.
Finally, I paired the top with a long necklace from Chico’s, pretty sure from their collection last Spring ~$40 and a chunky magenta bangle I have had in my collection for years.