Friday, December 31, 2010

Adrien: Marshall's Find and Final Outfit of the Year.

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


  1. I really liked Marin + Osa and was sad when it went out of business. Which Marshall's did you find the cardi?

    PS- Happy New Year!!

  2. That's a great color on you.

    And, that is clearly the most disgusting mirror in town! At first, I thought that the jean were distressed in some funky way, but then I saw the smudges in the other pics. Too funny.

  3. That color is great with your hair. I love your lip color today, too!

  4. Brittany, it's the one on Midlothian @ the Boulders.

    Kelly, my favorite feature was the hole in the wall where the hook used to be.

    Lisa, that's my new Chanel lipstick! A pre-Christmas drunk shopping purchase.

  5. Hmm, I'm sorry your Marshall's is so inconsistent. I love the cardi though :)

  6. Great cardigan! What a steal. Sometimes the sad forgotten stores have secret treasures to be found. Happy New Year!

  7. I love seeing pics of your shopping trips. It's like shopping with a girlfriend. I love the BCBG top and the cardigan. Good finds!

    And i also thought you had distressed jeans on! Yuck for the dressing room.

  8. Wow, you got a great deal on that cardigan. It's a beautiful color on you. I miss my Marshall's, I think I'll pay it a visit soon.

  9. Maybe I'm crazy but I like the sequin top under the cardigan? Adds an interesting touch to a casual outfit.

  10. Oh, I liked the sequin top, it just didn't fit me. I also have no place to wear it, but that never stopped me before.

  11. I swore I commented already but oops.

    That teal color is awesome. You must let me in on this secret Marshalls in town!