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Sherry’s #OOTD Outfit of the Day Style & Fashion Look: “The NYC City Slicker Look”

I post my outfits on the blog every day at noon (12 p.m. EST) under this Style category #OOTD Daily Style and then I do a summary of all the looks in my Month of Style roundup at the end of the month.

The NYC City Slicker Look

I am a SUCKER for trench dresses, this must be number 7 or 8 I am adding to my closet. I will say however, that this is not normally a dress I’d go for because it is too loose around the body. I like trench-style minimalist dresses that are slimmer cuts, more fitted to the body, and not quite as trench-y, like Dick Tracy, hardboiled detective.

I prefer trench dresses that normally look like this:

So this one, being double-breasted, less ‘minimalist’ or clean in its lines, is normally not my thing but it is such as beautiful dark green emerald jewel colour that I had to buy it.. and 100% silk!?!? YES PLEASE.

Oh and for $55? OMG YES. TAKE MY MONEY NOW.

It flows nicely, it is a soft, light silk, from J. Crew Collection which is their higher end line, which usually has pieces up to $1000+.


Look at how nicely it moves!

I decided to belt it with an old belt from my Burberry trench which I already resold (the shoulders were too tight on me after a baby *SOB*) … but I love the belt. And I plan on using it forever as a perfect accessory, as well as maybe spicing up a future trench coat (I also kept the cuffs). I NEVER wear the belt that comes with the dress. And this Burberry one as you can tell in the photo by its creases, has served me so well over the years, being a constant, staple companion to all of my looks.

The cuff is a vintage one I found in a thrift store, and is more what I’d normally pay for a cuff, but it is a vintage piece, clearly well made, old, and only missing one stone which you can’t even see in the entire design. It’s a beautiful mix of floral colours, and the filigree is just impeccable.

Lastly, this bag I got from a store in Paris. I saw it, and it immediately caught my eye. I picked it up and was about to put it down because I wasn’t sold on paying that much for a bag, an unbranded one at that, but then I saw a French girl eyeing it, and I panicked at losing it. So I held it, and then ended up buying it. It’s now one of my favourite bags to use because it’s so simple, the clasps are magnetic rather than actual clasps (I’m lazy), and there’s even a zipper at the back for my metro card and phone.

It’s the perfect size – not too big, not too small, and goes with everything for that casual summer look.

This look just came about only because I wanted to wear the dress. That’s it. Then you throw brown leather on top of a gorgeous emerald green, and it’ll always be a winner. I decided on a more casual bag with the look because the belt was so formal, the trench coat style was so buttoned up and formal, and I wanted to dress it down a little, for a shopping jaunt out with a friend rather than going to the office.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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4 Comments

  1. Anne

    Love the green dress! Meghan Markle vibes.

    Reply
    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Wait until you see it as a trench coat 🙂

      Reply
  2. Catherine

    This dress is perfection and I love how it’s a bit slouchier on top and fitted at your waist.

    Do you know if there is a similar designer for that style of belt?

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      No but you can just try searching for skinny leather belts. I’d say Burberry is the best option… Or just see what pops up as vintage belts

      Reply

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