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I wore this ensemble for Mass today on the first "real-feeling" Winter day. We had a little bit of snow though it all melted quickly. I had been waiting to wear this coat all Fall long and now FINALLY it is cold enough.


I first saw Pink and Navy captoe shoes on The Pink Peonies here. Even though I thought Rachels shoes were gorgeous-I would never have thought they could be a "go-to" shoe. I try to buy shoes that I can wear with many outfits so that I can stretch the budget and my wardrobe. Rachel though showed me these are a "go-to" by rocking these shoes throughout the Summer and Fall with many different outfits in all color ranges. She is great at putting on colorful but classy outfits with lots of fun color.


However, we are on a "still graduate school-with two kids-budget" so I needed to find something a little more in my price range.After searching the web for the last two months for similar shoes-I found some that were pretty close and at a lower heel height all for $24 at JCP! The lower heel and light padding at the ball of the shoe allows me to wear these all day, sans kiddoes or with one on my hip.


As for the coat, it was a splurge for me 7 years ago while I was still in college and had received an internship that required very exceptional dressing. I figured I would get my wear out of it and it was quality. Even though I thrift all the time-sometimes it is worth to get the quality pieces because it feels SOOO good to have a coat for 7 years, have it still look new, and have it be as current and trendy as the day you bought it.



Dress; Merona for Target (Goodwill $7)

Shoes, JCP $24

Gloves; Target $16

Necklace; Goodwill $4

Bracelets; Orange accents Forever 21 and Chain circle $3 at Goodwill

Turtle Neck; unknown brand;$2 Savers

Coat; Antonio Melani; Dillards ($125 7 years ago)