My First Ever Fashion Haul – What Do You Think?

Okay, I am not a shopper, at least not for myself. I am also the farthest thing you could get from being a girly girl. I am trying though and am making an effort to wear something besides loungewear everyday, even though I work from home. I rarely go shopping for myself and I claimed I wasn’t going to buy anything until I reached my ideal goal, but a severe lack of anything that fit and the addition of some birthday money had me headed to the store this past weekend.

I love to buy clothes for the boys and am at The Children’s Place at least once a month getting them stuff, but when it comes to shopping for me, I am usually clueless. I did some research though and picked out a few of the fall trends that I thought I would love and went with them. P.S., if you have not seen the Charmed Valerie blog, you should really stop by. She is super cute and has great fashion tips!

Anyway, I went to Plato’s Closet, which is a store that accepts slightly used designer and name brand clothes from the hoardes of college students running around our city and sells the at super affordable prices. I scored all of the stuff I am about to show you for under $150 and that would have bought me maybe 3-4 things at a cheaper retail store, so I am a happy camper! Yes, my head is cut off in the photos below because my hair and face were not cooperating.

Top Shirt: Charlotte Russe
Bottom: Army Green Shirt by Forever 21
Jeans: Limited Edition Distressed Gap Jeans
Shoes: Delia’s Flats
Sweater: Forever 21
Shirt: American Outfitters
Jeans: Skinny Jeans by True Freedom
Boots: Faded Glory bought at Walmart. The most comfortable shoes that I have ever worn!
Sweater: by Pretty Good
Shirt: Vera Wang
Jeans: Michael Kors
Same outfit as above, minus the sweater and added a jacket from Old Navy.
Shirt: Vera Wang
Vest: Old Navy (I already had this)
Skirt: Old Navy
Leggings from Target
Excuse the dirty mirror. I had to take this pic myself LOL.
Sweater: Kenneth Cole Reaction
Black Belt
Leggings from Target
Close Up of all the shoes I bought.
Sandals: Forever 21
Black Boots: Fioni
Tan Boots: Fadded Glory
Flats: Delia’s
Again, I know it isn’t the most fashion forward stuff ever, but for me, some of the items were a big leap. I am especially learing of a lot of things because my weight isn’t were I want it just yet. I spent under $150 though for everything pictured minus the Old Navy vest I already had. I think that was pretty good and it is way more than I have ever spent on myself before!
So what is the verdict people?


  1. Wow!! You did get some great bargains!! I love getting a good deal! I'll have to check out Plato's Closet. Who knows? Maybe I'll find some cool things too!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  2. WOW! You did a GREAT job — love the sweater tunic and the Old Navy jacket. I need to head to that store — there's one not far from me and I've not ever been there.

  3. Thanks ladies! This is the first time I have worn much of anything besides ny black t-shirt and jeans LOL.

    Plato's closet is wonderful. Awesome prices and it is all sectioned out according to size so there is no hunting around for endless hours.

  4. Wow, that is a great haul! I can't believe all the clothes you got and they are all so fashionable. I love the striped sweater.

    It never occurred to me to shop at Plato's Closet for myself, I figured everything was low rise and teen trendy. So glad you posted this, I'm going to check it out and see if I can do as well.

  5. I think you did fantastic! Everything you picked fits you well and looks good! Great bargain price too! Way to go!

  6. LOVE those tan boots. Wished we had a Plato's closet near hear but I think there's one about 2 hours from here. I may have to hit them up when I get ready to do my holiday shopping! ;D

  7. Holy cow! That's amazing! I'm such a bad shopper…I never find sales or discounts and always pay way too much because I'm a terrible impulse shopper. You are my new shopping hero. 🙂

  8. Great stuff at at fantastic price and you look wonderful.
    I think it's pretty trendy if you ask me… anything more and you'd look freaky! 🙂
    I'd love to shop where you just did!!

  9. OMG you got some GREAT clothes. I love Plato's closet, but I need to lose about 20 lbs to get all the cute stuff. You'll be one HAWT fashionable mama.

  10. Cute stuff! I like shopping but since having kids I don't shop much for myself. Kids clothes are more fun! Looks like you got some good deals!

  11. We have a plato's closet close by, but I've never checked it out. I can't believe you got all of that for $150!

  12. I never would've thought to shop at Plato's Closet for myself. I've seen them, but the last time was when I was back home. I don't think we have one here.

    I too am trying to be more fashion forward for fall/winter. Trying to go beyond the jeans and Old Navy long sleeved t-shirts. I think you did great, and got a lot of good bargains.

  13. You did great! I like the outfit in the dirty mirror, the best!! Now wasn't that FUN?! I LOVE shopping for myself 🙂

  14. For not knowing what to buy I think you did an amazing job. You look great in all of the outfits. Congrats

  15. Thanks for the loving words ladies! BTW, I am not posing in the pictures, that is just what my hand does when I am nervous and the camera makes me nervous LOL.

  16. Great picks. I used to love to shop, but now hate it. Nothing ever fits right and I hate going alone and non of my friends are shoppers… so I just don't do it.

    You made a haul !!

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