so...I bought this top for $5 ....

Some time ago while shopping at the outlet mall, I found this gem of a top and even better it was marked down to $4.99.  If you know me at all, you know I love a turtleneck - I don't care what season it is.  I spotted a sleeveless cotton turtleneck in a great neutral color for a great price.  At the time I didn't know how or when I would wear it first, but I did know I would wear it.  An item you purchase on sale is not a great deal unless you wear it.

On a chilly evening here in West Michigan the Mister and I were heading out for an impromptu dinner with friends.  Finally .... time to debut the top.  I paired it with my favorite Kut from the Kloth jeans, a black cardigan, and my lace up bootie sandals for the evening.  My accessories included my favorite "seat belt" belt, black hoop earrings, and a simple drop necklace.  This look was casual, yet put together.  

I immediately thought of 2 additional outfits I will make with this sale gem in the weeks and months to come.  I have included pictures of all 3 outfits for you to see.  The second outfit (located top right in the photo below) is a bit more edgy.  I paired my bomber jacket, same belt and earrings, along with mules on my feet.  The shoes tie in so well.  There is a textured leather band that goes across the top of the foot while portion covering the toe box is a beautiful smooth leather.  In the last look (located bottom right in the photo below) I changed the bomber for a green utility jacket, paired that with neutral sandals for another casual, yet put together look.  I will add gold jewelry to this outfit to pull it all together when I wear it.  


I may try layering underneath this with a very light tissue tee as it cools down here in West Michigan.  I may even try a button down underneath with the collar popping out of the turtleneck and adding a black blazer over the layers to finish this look.  

I love all the options I am creating with this little bargain.  I would say $5 bucks well spent.  

I would love to hear of a bargain you bought and found several options for.  Better yet, I would love to help with one you are struggling with finding a way to wear now that you saved all that money.  Leave your bargain story in the comments !