Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Yellow Oxford- J Crew (via Salvation Army) ~$ .50
Purple Chino Shorts- Land N Sea (via TJ Maxx) ~$15
Oversized sunglasses- Wet Seal ~$3.00
Faux-Tortoise Link Necklace- JEWELIQ (gift, retails for $20)
Teal Barrel Bag- Merona (at Target) ~$30
White and Leather belt- Vintage (from mom)
Silver Gladiator Sandals- Bongo (via Marshall’s) ~$5
TOTAL COST: $53.50

            When I buy a new piece I love, regardless of present season or the seasonality of the piece, I always want to wear it as soon as possible. When I snagged this J Crew Oxford on my last trip to 50% off Wednesday at SalVal, I swear the .50 price tag motivated me all the more to style it immediately. So right after washing, drying and ironing, I built an outfit around it. I usually stay away from wearing complementary color, which seems weird because by definition, they are complementary- they go well together. In my opinion, sometimes these colors can look a bit childish together, especially when the colors are worn in their most primary, crayon-like shade. Luckily, the shade of this J Crew top is a bit more pastel and the shorts are more vibrant, allowing for color contrast.
            Can I mention again how much I love this necklace? I wish they were still selling it because now you all can’t buy one (SAD FACE). It’s so light weight and goes well with so many colors and styles. I’ve been loving necklaces styled over collars lately and the length on this is just perfect for that!
Tell me readers, Which complementary color pairing is your favorite? Comment or email me at or tweet me at BsGoodwillHunt
Thriftfully Yours, B

1 comment:

  1. Not sure about my favorite color combo, but this one works well. I'm also blown away that you got that shirt for 50 cents. I need to visit a salvation army ASAP. And while I'm not a huge fan of the necklace for myself, the length does work very well and looks nice with the shirt! And I've decided my favorite complementary color combo is green and red (think cute strawberry, not Christmas!)