Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pieces of Flair

Like clock-work I wake up Thursday morning and ponder what morsels to share in my web log. Amidst tossing ideas in me' (pronounced with an Irish accent) head my sister called and sparked a much needed creative fire under my seat.

Finances are tight and it's likely that won't change before spring sprungs. Regardless of your tight budget you desire (make that yearn) to look fabu'. Essentially we all just need a few key items to spruce our current wardrobe.

I believe the key to spring dressing will be pieces of "flare". Finding a few killer items that lend an updated look without breaking the bank. Here follows Mapel's suggestions for "flair" and out of courtesy for yo' (pronounced kinda gangster'ish) budget Mapel will feature these items on Happy Hour this week.

Thursday: Westbourne Elongated Cardigan 40% off = $77.40

I rocked this sweater on my trip to Palm Springs with a white ribbed tank,
blue jeans, sandals and long scarf.
Keep it unbuttoned for a "What? Oh.... this old thing?" look.
I would recommend wearing it casually unbuttoned or wrap and secure with a skinny belt. Guaranteed you will continue wearing this May 25th forward with white bermuda's and sandals.

Friday: Tux Style Vest 40% off = $59.40

There's that darn dress you haven't worn in months.
It's so cute- and you fell in love with it upon purchase- but once you
got it home you just could not get it to work.
Or.... it did work- but is kinda tired and boring now.
Layer this vest over your tired dress and Voila', you have lent
shape and interest to that old dress.
Moving into summer pair this vest with your favorite Friday night tank and you
won't cringe every time you see a picture of you wearing that same party top.

Saturday & Sunday: Striped Tote $15 off = $29

Simply said: It's in the bag baby.
Pair this purse with an easy black top and your favorite jeans for a
colorful and tasteful touch.
Summer wedding? Keep the dress simple and lend color and interest with your hand candy.
Use the shoulder straps or grasp clutch style like your strutting the red carpet.

Monday: Colorblock Silk Skirt $25 off = $43
Embrace the "ballerina skirt" trend with this colorful and sophisticated silk skirt.
If your legs are a little too "casper" to bring into the light of day dress this skirt with leggings or tights and your flats for a "mod" look. Pair with your V neck sweater this month and update the look with a cami in the warmer weather months.

Tuesday: Side Zip Sweater Jacket 40% off = $95.40
Admit it! You were Obsessed with your denim jacket a few years ago.
Well.... it's time to get obsessed with the sweater jacket. Think... Sweater meets Jacket.
You already have the skinny jeans so update your "tough girl" look with this jacket.
Lend an edgy vibe to your work wardrobe and dress this jacket with your wide leg trousers.
When it Finally gets warmer bundle this jacket up in a ball and throw into your purse.

Wednesday: Daphne Dress 50% off = $88.50

4 Stars for this dress.
Perfect for work when paired with your drapy cardigan and flats.
Transition to Happy Hour with friends by changing it up with your stilettos.
Wear this summer to a wedding with statement jewelry.
Casual warm weather attire when paired with gladiator sandals.

1 comment:

Willow said...

Very cute pieces! I recognize the girl! Who could she possibly be? :)