|Total Cost: $179|
About the Casual Chic Outfit
This outfit was a splurge--at least for someone like me. Most of the cost goes to foot wear. They are modestly priced for Enzo Angiolini boots, but still cost quite a bit. Unfortunately, you can't avoid spending over $100 for a pair of quality boots.
Because the boots and the jeans are casual, I decided to go soft on top. A pink blazer over blush-toned shirt dress contrasted well. Add a sparkly loop scarf, and this cold-weathered look is complete.
What I really like about this outfit, though, is the bag--the gorgeous Michael Kors Hamilton. My mom loaned it to me for traveling, and I'm in love! This bag is just the right size and style for a middle-aged woman like myself. The handle grips comfortably; the interior is roomy and comfortable; and the exterior has a luxurious appeal, but without being logo-happy. This particular MK handbag cost about $350, but is worth every penny.
About the Day
I was in Portland for a weekend to see college friends, and had a lot of fun. It's always nice to enjoy girl-time and catch up with old friends. We did as much thrift-shopping as we can, and of course, ate delicious local food.
I cannot wait to go back.