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September
29

5 Under $5: Last Glimpse of Summer Outfit

Fashionistas, with today’s five under $5, I wanted to flashback to a look I wore a few weeks ago. I think it will be a good way to properly say goodbye to this summer and give us one last reminder DC summers aren’t always so bad. 😉

A picture of a woman with short dark hair sitting outside on a patio on a seat with pink coushions. She is wearing a sheer long-sleeved top, colored with navy blue and taupe polka dots, by Italian high-end designer, Fuzzi and a vintage houndstooth black and white skirt,

While out running errands, watching movies with friends, and eating yummy pizza I decided to style a pattern-mixing look that was just right for the heat without being too revealing or skin-baring. I also wanted to wear something more on the neutral side to still call attention to the approaching fall season (my favorite season of the year!).

For today’s I outfit I’m showcasing five items from Goodwill under $5 you wouldn’t think would normally be so affordably priced.

A woman taking a selfie. It is pointed down so you cannot see her face. She is wearing a sheer long-sleeved top, colored with navy blue and taupe polka dots, by Italian high-end designer, Fuzzi and a vintage houndstooth black and white skirt, and a pair of gold, bone, hoop earrings

1.) A sheer polka-dotted top by an Italian designer Fuzzi

During a sale I found this sheer long-sleeved top, colored with navy blue and taupe polka dots, by Italian high-end designer, Fuzzi.

Although this gem has a unique cut and print, I found I can match it easily with a lot of clothing items due to the neutral color palette.

Originally, a top like this would retail for $150+ at high end retailers.

A picture of a woman from the neck down. She is wearing a sheer long-sleeved top, colored with navy blue and taupe polka dots, by Italian high-end designer, Fuzzi and a vintage houndstooth black and white skirt,

2.) Vintage Houndstooth Black and White skirt

Because the top had neutral colors, I thought it made sense to pair it with other neutrals like black and white!

I’m honestly not sure how I got this pattern-mix to work so well, but I’m glad it was a smashing success! The day I wore this outfit I received compliment after compliment.

My theory as to why it works is because the patterns in the look are on the smaller side and move in different directions.

Wanna know how I put these two patterns together? They were just sitting next to one another in my closet!

A picture of a woman with short dark hair. It is the back of her head. She is wearing a pair of gold, bone, door knocker, hoop earrings

3.) Gold Door-Knocker Bone Hoops

What fashionista doesn’t love a pair of hoops? Lately, I’ve been in a big Salt n’ Peppa, TLC jewelry phase, wearing lots of statement gold toned earrings. So when I saw these in the glass case at Goodwill I knew I had to have them.

Hoops usually work with any look you put together – that’s why I decided to rock them on this day. I felt they added some sass to my look.

A picture of a brown purse with a gold chain hanging from a black metal fence. It is made out of brown, leather squares and has black studs and a gold clasp.

4.) Vintage bag

A look is not complete without the handbag! I’m proud of this brown and gold, 60’s, purse I found for under $5! You’ll see me styling it with many looks this fall.

A picture of the back of the DC Goodwill Fashionista's hand. She is wearing a copper ring that covers most of her pointer finger that has designs cut into it. She is also wearing a ring on her ring finger that has an oval shape and has a slit cut into it. She is wearing a gold twist bracelet on her wrist. In the background is a black fence and the ground has mulch on it an there is green grass.

5.) Stacked Rings
It’s so easy to find affordabale jewlery at Goodwill. These rings are versatile enough to wear with most of my styled looks. But if I’m looking to switch things up I know there’s such a great variety at Goodwill.

What Goodwill look did you wear to say a proper farewell to summer, fashionistas?

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