This jacket was an "investment" piece.
I purchased it when I was working.
It was worn almost every chance I got when it was new
but of late it has languished in the closet.
I have a weakness when it comes to coats and jackets...
Quite a few are in hanging my wardrobe, a mix of casual and dressy.
Some new and others thrifted.
Walking jackets make up a good portion of these and there are a few cold weather down options in the closet too.
A priority for me "being prepared for all kinds of weather."
~ OOTD ~
Burberry jacket, NYDJ, Jessica Simpson flats, Due Fratelli bag
what you cannot see is the
thrifted crisp white shirt by Northern Reflections and my baroque pearl necklace.
Mixing high and low priced pieces help me stay within a budget.
I have a book where I record all the garments that I purchase so I can keep track of my expenditures.
It is surprising how it adds up!
My retirement budget also requires me to mix high and low priced cosmetics and skincare products.
The newest items in my arsenal of products...
Jane Iredale Dream Tint with an SPF of 15
100% natural Brilliant Lip Shimmer by Burts' Bees in Cherry
I love a pop of red in the Fall and Winter.
this is not a sponsored post
opinions are mine, and are posted for the convenience of my readers
I switched from the powdered Jane Iredale foundation to the tinted moisturizer
it adds a soft glow and boosts moisture levels
works with my dry skin.
The Brow Drama is like mascara for the eyebrows...
I have found that a spa eyebrow tint lasts only a few weeks
then the coarse white hairs are visible again...
This product is under $10 and lasts for months.
Spa visits are few and far between...
pedicures in sandal season and possibly one or two facials each year.
While I love the pampering I cannot afford to indulge as often as I would like.
I have fun doing my own facials.
Often I will dedicate a morning to some self care
using products similar to those available at the spa.
This red rose looks so pretty against the soft yellow siding of our neighbours' home.
Thankfully the wild storm that was predicted did not hit us as hard as we expected.
The book that I have been waiting for at the library arrived!
In the spirit of thrift I have been reserving books at the library instead of purchasing every book that I want to read...
Hope you are having a fun weekend.
Are you saving for something special?
Do you try to live within your budget?
Thank you for stopping by my humble blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~