Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Silk Florals

Blouse: Balenciaga {similar here}
Pants: Asos {here}
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Decoltissimo," thrifted {similar here}
Belt: Express {similar here}
Bag: Chloé "Paraty"
Earrings: Kendra Scott "Danielle" {here}
Ring: Rivka Friedman {similar here}
Bracelets: Vintage and Target
Watch: Michael Kors {here} {similar here}
Sunglasses: Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here}
Lips: Revlon Lip Butter "Lollipop" {here}

I'm glad florals are popular this spring because I found this Balenciaga blouse one year ago at K&G Designer Spotlight for only $40 - it was about 97% off retail. Now that's a steal! It is silk with some interesting seaming details and a hidden zipper going up the back. It's also a very versatile piece as I've been able to style it several different ways. Readers, what was your best priced purchase?

21 comments:

Chloe said...

$40?! For a Balenciaga blouse?! Holy shmoly woman, that's...insane. I love it on you, though, so great find!

My best priced purchase would probably be my bone-colored Chloe Marcie Crossbody. While it wasn't a huge steal when I bought it, through being at the right place at the right time (on Ebay!) I managed to get it for close to 60% off, when the exact same bag was still up for sale on Net-a-Porter for full-price. The seller's best friend had received it as a gift, had never used it, and didn't want it. It's hard to get 'current season' bags at a discount sometimes, so (after getting it verified over at The Purse Forum, natch) I snatched it right up with a "best offer" bid.

Oh, the thrill of a good deal hunt...

ChiChi said...

Great find! We have a couple of those K&G's around me but i've never visited...I may have to check it out!

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

Gorgeous blouse! What a find. I've never heard of K&G!

All of my best finds come from Neiman Marcus Last Call - but the problem is I don't want to shop anywhere else now because their prices are so amazing.

My favorite is a Diane Von Furstenberg white blazer for $88 (which is over 80% off). I recently scored some silk Joie pants for $35 (again, over 80% off). But now when I go to a store like LOFT or even Old Navy, they seem overpriced for the quality :)

Rachel said...

I love that blouse! It's very spring and it looks great on you!!!

TheTinyHeart said...

Wow, what an amazing find that blouse was! The floral print is gorgeous. I also love that you found thrifted Louboutins!

-Sharon
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Rakhshanda said...

Love the blouse <3 So pretty!!!! You look gorgeous honey!!

Baby Budget Blog said...

That tree lined road you're on is so gorgeous! LOVE the floral top too! Fits right in!

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Samantha said...

Mary Ann!! That's a deal!! $40 for Balenciaga - it's gorgeous too and perfect for Spring!! I got a vintage Oscar de la Renta dress for $18 at a resale shop!! That definitely made my day!

xo, sam

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Fabulous deal girl! Mary Ann you have the best scenery. Your pics are always breathtaking. Love them!
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claude said...

That'a great catch indeed!:)
the location where you took these pics is beautiful!:)

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look amazingly pretty
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Andi said...

Love this outfit! That's an amazing steal on the Bal blouse, you are so good at finding great deals!

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The Fashionable ESQ said...

$40? Whaaaat?! I can never find deals like that in my city...is that the best deal you've gotten? B/c it sounds pretty good to

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April Cheung said...

cute florals!

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Cathy said...

Very pretty blouse! (:

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Rejina Tyson said...

Mary Ann,

et me just start by saying that I think your blog is pretty awesome! I just love all your creative DIYs and your great budget friendly finds. Kim from, A Very Sweet Blog, suggested I check it out and I'm happy I did. Btw, your bunny is just precious. ;)

Your blouse sounds like it was a really sweet deal. As for my best find lately, it's a genuine leather pencil skirt
that I got for about $7. You can imagine how excited I was.

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Bonnie said...

You top is driving me insane. It's beyond gorgeous. I also love your pointy-toed heels!

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@jackiegiardina said...

the blouse LOVE it!! & love the price tag even more

xo Jackie
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Bravoe Runway said...

AHHHh! This is a really gorgeous blouse and from Balenciaga? I know we tweeted about this yesterday! I still cannot believe it!

Am2Pm Chic said...

Gorgeous blouse, Balenciaga blouse ??I can;t believe it. I really like how you style it. And the blue ring is stunning.
xoxo
Christy

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