January 5, 2010

Follow Up To TBS TV: Gareth's Winter Dance Ensemble





As it turned out, Gareth's haircut ran longer than we thought as he prepared for Sunday's dance.  Unfortunately, we were unable to get any video footage before we had to whisk off to the picture party and then the kids to their dinner reservation.  I am happy to share a picture of Gareth and his friend, Libby, before they left the pre-dance festivities.

Gareth is wearing his $7.50 Emanuel Ungaro suit navy pinstripe suit and a $4.00 blue pinpoint Brooks Brothers shirt from the Salvation Army Store and a $45 Sid Mashburn silk bowtie.  He was excited about how well his ensemble pulled together. I also spent $15 on hemming the suit's pants.  At the end of the day, I spent about $72.  That works for me.

Had I paid retail, I'd have spent at least $150 for a suit (did you notice that it was originally $500?!) and $40 for a shirt.

The pep in Gareth's step? Priceless. Sorry, MasterCard.

Thanks for everyone's kind comments.

12 comments:

  1. Gareth looks so handsome and polished. Great job on pulling that ensemble together on a budget!

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  2. Wow, great job! Now that's bargain (power) shopping!

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  3. He looks fantastic. Buying a dinner jacket for my son might almost make me overcome my FOTing. (Fear of Thrifting).

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  4. You, and he, are both fabulous!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  5. He does look dashing! But I wondered, why pay so much for a bowtie?

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  6. There is nothing like a fabulous bow tie. I love it! Love the whole outfit! What a sweetie, no wonder you are so very proud of him!

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    An elegant and fabulous clothes can be obtained on how someone carried her/himself. Gareth's looks handsome and sophisticated without taking so much money on it.

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  8. Tiffany In HoustonJanuary 9, 2010 at 1:03 AM

    Gareth and Libby look awesome! You, madam, are awesome-r!

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  9. awww... such a heartwarming post. they both look so adorable... and I'm glad you're teaching him how to shop wisely & fabulously just like my own mama did!

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  10. they are so cute!! His suit turned out great!!

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  11. That is power shopping at its best!! Love it & he is a caaa-yutie!!

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