Fashion Friday: Cashmere PLEASE

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

Cashmere Sweater Ralph Lauren

Cashmere Sweater Ralph Lauren

Ann Taylor Top

Ann Taylor Top

Layer your items for a unique look

Layer your items for a unique look

Cashmere the name rolls off my tongue. My husband used to refer to it as CASH mercy me! I love this material. I do not like the price. What if  I told you that you can have cashmere for pennies on the dollar. Well you can! I have to say when I stopped working outside of my house this was one of the things I missed most. I missed luxurious clothes and the money to buy them. I tried to wear my amazing cashmere sweater while being a stay at home mom and well you know what kids can do to clothes. I got so upset over the yellow puke that wouldn’t come out of my favorite frock that I put all my sweaters away. They sat in a box with moth protectors for so long that I forgot to take them out when I was out without the children. I realized they had no value to me if I wasn’t enjoying them. I also realized I could get cashmere for less. I started a whole new method of shopping and now I am able to find these sweaters for under $20.00. So now I can say cashmere and wear it everyday if I want!

I bought the sweater below on Ebay with shipping for $13.99. This sweater is Ralph Lauren and it retails for over $150.00.( I just typed in cashmere sweater sz s)  I paired it with an Ann Taylor shirt from Goodwill $3.50 ($49) and the Banana Republic pants from last week that were $4.00 ($79) at Goodwill.

So Yes, my outfit is over $20.00 this week if you count the cost of the pants in the total $21.49. I don’t count the pants since they were covered in last week’s budget.  My budget is $20.00 a week so I am rolling the $2.51 into the shopping trip for next week. That is almost a whole shirt based on the way I shop!

I estimate the retail total would have been around $278; so I paid less than 10%.

It is not what you SAVE but what you Spend……

(I use Dryell on my sweaters so I do not have to pay to take them to the dry cleaner that often)




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