One last mention on my recent Target visit, promise. I found this interesting piece by Kirna Zabete. It’s a traditional shift with a modern spin using one of my favorite materials: tweed. The trim is a faux leather.
Hanging among a sea of flimsy polyester teeny bopper tops, this little A-line number immediately caught my eye. It had an air of sophistication. So I gave it a try. Nothing like snapping your pic in a fluorescent lit dressing room while barefoot to make you feel extra fancy. This shift will be amazing with a black turtleneck, tights and tall boots. And of course stacks of pearls ; )
Tweed is timeless. And a prevalent material used in many of Jackie Kennedy’s outfits. Who could forget her Bob Bugnand designed black and white houndstooth tweed skirt and jacket with braided trim worn during her husband’s 1960 presidential campaign? 52 years later, it’s still a classic.
It was inspired by another couture classic – the Chanel suit. And worn by Mrs. Kennedy with grace and style.
She had an incredible collection of wool tweed dresses and skirt suits…of course it didn’t hurt that Oleg Cassini personally designed her wardrobe during her years as First Lady.
Love the shade and nubby texture of this cream suit.
By no means am I suggesting that the Target dress is in the same category as Chanel or Cassini, but what I am saying is that it’s very possible to pull off an elegant look without spending thousands. I certainly don’t mind having a few inexpensive items in my wardrobe. I think the key is pairing the inexpensive item with more quality made pieces, such as great shoes or something made with a higher end fabric such as silk, linen or wool. I’m also of the belief that you can pair pearls with nearly anything and raise the sophistication factor a few notches!
Meanwhile, after posting my dressing room pic on instagram, an IG pal informed me that this inexpensive shift also won the approval of mod fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker. How about that.
Cheers to a thrifty Thursday ; )