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I'm still on a quest to come up with a great capsule wardrobe. Idly surfing this week, I found this blog:

MaiTai's picture book

Now, I'm not about to go wild and splurge on Hermes scarves and accessories.

But the gal who writes that blog has a lot of fashion sense. I admire her use of accessories -- especially scarves.

But, the thing I've found most inspiring (and actually frugal) is her use of a simple wardrobe. Take a look at this series, where she shows an outfit, then the same outfit with her accessories.

She seems to embody the fashion principle, "Think more; shop less."
 

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Makes sense to me!! Mahalo for sharing the interesting links!!
 
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Armed with an idea you can go to your favorite secondhand store and easily find these looks from the top of the head to the shoes for an easy $20.

The trick is to have an idea of what you are looking for. Find one item in the ensemble you want at the store and put a look together.

I love her look and it is one I have been working with since last winter. I look forward to seeing what she does in her warmer weather wardrobe

I bookmarked her site so thank you for the link!
 

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Oh...I love this blog and all the great fashion ideas. Thank you so much.
 

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Very Cool!!!
 
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Thanks for sharing. It really is amazing how having a good foundation can allow gorgeous accessories to completely change a look. Works in fashion. Works in home decorating. I really need to be better about embracing this philosophy as a way to simplify.
 
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Armed with an idea you can go to your favorite secondhand store and easily find these looks from the top of the head to the shoes for an easy $20.
You are absolutely right that you can thrift your way to an elegant look!

Here are some of my 2ndhand scarves:


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Except for the hot pink colorful one (Liz Claiborne. silk. $6 on ebay), I don't think I paid more than $2 for any of them.

While some are polyester, most are silk. Two are Vera, one Patricia Dumont, one Jacqueline Ferrar, and one Liz Claiborne.

And I have several others in the closet.

I wore one today, but I made a big mistake -- it wasn't pressed, so it had too rumpled a look.

HOW do you care for your scarves? And how do you store them so that you keep them looking neat?
 
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