Since Kmart is closing and reducing clothing as part of the stock clearance, I dropped by. They are bringing all stock from the back. Since I have never seen some of this stock, maybe it came from other stores.
I am always on the lookout for inexpensive sweaters. I really prefer the ones from Winter Silks but not for everyday or more casual events like the church lunches. When I spotted a rack of cardigan sweaters, I was on it like white on rice. With the markdown, the price was iffy--still too much. There was a pinkish-purplish sweater that I liked. When I checked out, the cost was just over $4. I had a $3.80 credit I didn't remember.
Then, I decided to cruise the jewelry racks for costume jewelry. I found a necklace and earrings that would go with the cardigan that were with tax, a little over $2.
The receipts are long gone. But, I do remember the total was $6.74. Oh, wait. There was a candy bar in there.
The earrings may be clip-ons. If not, I have the clips to convert them. Actually, I will use my supplies and make entirely different earrings using another pair of earrings that I will like better than the ones I bought. The pair I bought have dangly pieces that match the dangly pieces on the necklace.
You are wondering how I managed to think a cardigan, necklace, and earrings make an outfit. I will wear a black blouse and pant or skirt. I do have two pair of dressier pants and the knits I bought plus a full skirt and a straight skirt--all black. So, the color with the black makes a new outfit. Since I have quite a few black blouses and black pants, I can make different outfits without having to wear the same black pieces each time.
Maybe I will go back the day they mark things down this next week and see what kind of bargains I can find dirt cheap to expand my choices of things to go with black.
Do you use sales to expand your wardrobe, building on what you own? What is your best expanding tip or item you have bought?