Sorry I'm just now getting this together but it's been a busy day, of sorts. Yesterday I planned on doing nothing much but around 4pm I got itchy and had to get out of the house. I went to my favorite time-waster: the saddest Marshalls in town. It's probably the Marshalls that most folks avoid but for me it's usually the best for finding great deals that other folks over-look. Yesterday I found a handful of clearance rack things to try on.
First, this Calvin Klein sequined top. It's hard to capture in the World's Most Disgusting Mirror which was located in the World's Most Disgusting Dressing Room, but the sequins were in an animal print pattern:
Sadly, it was all weird and gapey around the armpit area and really? Where would I wear such a thing? Next I tried on a Nine West denim jacket that was great except that it also didn't fit:
Too big, even though it was a size small. Must be mis-marked. Then I tried on a seriously crazy BCBG top:
I can't quite decide if I like it or not, but it doesn't matter because even on clearance it was still $39. I might reconsider when it's $19. I also tried on a Martin + Osa denim mini:
It technically fit, but really? No. Finally, I tried on this Martin + Osa cashmere/silk cardigan:
Love! It's very thin and hangs just to the right length. Plus, it's super-soft. And $13! The original price tag of $130 was still on it, so right on to that. Sadly, Martin + Osa is no more, but if you lived near a store and liked their stuff, go check out Marshalls.
I wore it today as part of my final outfit for 2010:
t-shirt: Gap (similar)
belt: Gap (similar)
jeans: James Jeans twiggy
cardigan: Martin + Osa (similar)
boots: unknown Italian brand via eBay (similar)
bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Hillier Hobo