Dressed for: The MVP

Already Pretty outfit featuring purple cardigan, magenta tank, mustard skirt, magenta tights, cognac belt, cognac bootsm Hillary Druxman earrings

Cardigan – thrifted – similar colorsimilar cut
Tank – Old Navy (no longer available) – similar color
Skirt – Anthropologie (no longer available) – similar
Tights – courtesy Falke (no longer available) – similar (Fandango Pink)
Boots – BCBGeneration Doris (no longer available) – similar
Belt – Gap (no longer available) – similar
Necklace – self-made – similar
Earrings – Hilary Druxman via MIA gift shop

Oh, this skirt. I bought it on a trip to New York a couple of years ago at an Anthropologie in Chelsea while shopping with The Budget Babe. I felt ridiculous for doing so since we’ve got plenty of Anthro stores here in the Twin Cities, but MAN has this skirt been worth that momentary twinge of embarrassment. Unless it is high summer, this skirt is in constant rotation: Fall here and here, spring here, winter here, and more other wearings than I can possibly list. Definitely a Closet MVP.

Do YOU have any wardrobe staples that hail from unexpected places or unplanned purchases?


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10 Responses to “Dressed for: The MVP”

  1. Peggy

    I have a pair of bright yellow flats, bought on a whim, which go with EVERYTHING.

  2. Abbey

    I have that skirt! I bought it in gray when it was on sale, literally wore it out, and then found someone selling a green one in good condition online. I would kill for a yellow one.

  3. f.

    So many! My favorite jeans are from the thrift store, my absolute favorite skirt of all time was an extremely random splurge purchased on a lunch break during a workshop in Copenhagen, one of my favorite cardigans is from the flea market, and a couple of totally random flea market purchases – a silk scarf and a little gold brooch – started me off on collections of accessories that are now my signature “thing.” Like, I barely leave the house without a brooch and a silk scarf anymore.

    Of course, there are plenty of other random purchases that’ve been swiftly donated. But I have learned that if I’m obsessed with something that I should be able to talk myself out of, but somehow just can’t, it’s often a sign from the wardrobe gods.

  4. bubu

    Oh yes — I have a black very plain sleeveless knee-length dress, inherited from a friend who realized it was too short for her. For years it sat in my closet because I found it a little too plain and shapeless — until I realized it was the perfect layering piece with all manner of tights, cardigans and blazers, necklaces, and scarves, etc. And best of all: it can go in the washer and dryer, never wrinkles and still looks like new. Perfection!

  5. sarah

    we honeymooned in Europe in August and – surprise! – it POURED; there were floods, it was a mess. Of course, we hadn’t packed for flood weather. One day in Prague I noticed a thrift store down the street from our hotel. I insisted we stop in to see if I could find a jacket, at least, to keep me drier when we were out and about. I ended up buying a slate grey Stefanel leather jacket for about 10 USD. What a steal, and what an MVP it has been for me.