The Space Between My Peers: Elegance, on $1 a Day

The Space Between My Peers

From the bottom of the fashion food chain ...

Location: The Great Northwest

I'm a home-schooling, bible-believing SAHM with an annual clothing budget of about $500 American. The Space Between My Peers reveals my secret passion: analysis of the art and science of what to wear.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Elegance, on $1 a Day

Elegance: a) Refinement and grace in movement, appearance, or manners. b) Tasteful opulence in form, decoration, or presentation.

Yesterday, a melancholy day, I popped over to visit the Bargain Queen, only to find she was blogging about $1000 handbags. I admit that handbags are not the most elegant part of my personal presentation; at present I am lugging around a $5 (from Goodwill) black fabric Tommy Hilfiger with more than a few scuffs and a silk scarf tied around it. Feeling sort of scruffy, I headed off to the mall for an errand or two. Scruffiness was soon replaced by the scent of the hunt, though, when I happened upon a clearance rack signed "$3.77".

What I bought: a sweater in my personal color pattern. $1.77 American.

What I didn't buy: a green print silk skirt. One of my daughters tried it on, but she wasn't happy with the fit. I loved it, but never would have been able to work with the color. At $3.77 American, it still wasn't a bargain.

Today, I feel much more like myself. I had coffee with my most glamorous friend this morning and even she doesn't believe in $1000 handbags. And when she noticed the snow falling outside (we both came in wearing sunglasses), I was even more pleased with my sweater. Only 7 more wearings and I will have gotten my money's worth out of it.


Blogger The Bargain Queen said...

I must admit I don't believe to $1000 handbags either. They're lovely to look at though! :)

4:33 AM  
Blogger Slughorn said...

A $1,000 purse would be WORTH so much more than what I carry IN the purse!

6:48 PM  

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