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Flashy Legs

Friday, January 13, 2012 9:44 PM

Several weeks ago, Banana Republic mailed me a sale promo that featured a man and a woman standing on a snowy stoop. I can't find it now, but I hung onto it for a while because I really liked the woman's outfit. She was wearing a this cableknit sweater in gray, a black brocade or jacquard skirt that doesn't appear to be available online anymore and a blingy necklace. (Update, 1/16/12: here it is! Found via Delightful Dozen)

When I found the promo in my mailbox, I had just found this skirt at the Goodwill near the Maine Mall. Then a few weeks later, I bought this sweater at the Goodwill on Forest Ave. I am still looking, however, for a short, flashy necklace — maybe a collar or something with chunky crystals. And not just to recreate the Banana Republic outfit; it's a gap in my jewelry connection.

In any case, I recreated the outfit on the cheap, going with attention-grabbing legs instead of a necklace. These tights are a bit brighter and bluer than I wanted, but I really liked the quality and couldn't find any purple tights I liked better. It's too bad that the dreary day and drab lighting prevented the color from really coming through in the pictures. You'll have to use your imaginations here.

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Cableknit sweater, Macy's brand (thrifted)
Brocade skirt, Old Navy (thrifted)
Purple tights, We Love Colors
Black flats, Ecco (eBay)

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