With the cooler temps finally moving into Texas, I’ve been so excited to break out a couple coats that I bought during the summer but haven’t had chance to wear yet. I’ve talked about my love for buying things on sale before, and shopping the end of season sales and clearance is one of my strategies for getting really nice pieces for my closet at an affordable price.
I bought this black and tan buffalo plaid coat from Zara in July(ish) and since it was the middle of summer, all the cold weather items that were still in stock were on super sale to move them out. I got this coat (and another white one) for 50% off their original price, making them each a cool $60, seriously a steal for a nice coat that I’ll wear for years to come. Frequently when I’m shopping for myself online, I’ll head straight to the ‘Sale’ category of a website without even glancing at anything else. Since I stick to a budget when shopping, I know that I can usually fill that budget with plenty of on sale items and get more bang for my buck. Of course, you have to contend with a limited selection of sizes since it’s just “what’s left” at the end of the season, but that just adds to the fun in my opinion! I love the feeling of victory after sifting through all the sale section and finding an item like this plaid jacket for such an amazing price and in my size!
I wore this outfit downtown last Saturday to go to the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show, which is a collection of five light installations along Waller Creek that’s open to the public and available to view until November 21st. We headed down early so we could have dinner before dark and I wore the jacket with black pants (that have a black suede detail on the inside of the calves) and this long-sleeved white zip up blouse. My burgundy crossbody bag added a perfect touch of color to the otherwise neutral outfit, and for dinner I dressed the outfit up with my favorite black d’orsay pumps. After we ate, we paused at the car and I changed my shoes to a comfortable pair of slip-ons from Old Navy before walking down to the creek.
Below are a few pictures from the Creek Show. We had a fun time walking along at our own pace and seeing the light installations created by local artists and architects; it’s definitely a great date night activity if you’re looking for something to do this weekend!
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