Military Inspired Outfit



The start of fall was really marked by a change in the weather here on the West Coast.  It’s actually given me a chance to wear some of the steals that I’ve found at discount outlets…can you say Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off Fifth….during the warmer months.  I love to scour the clearance racks for off season finds!  And yesterday I pulled an outfit together with a military feel, realizing that almost every item was one of those great buys!




Another thing I tried with this look was a switch in makeup.  I opted for a lighter eye and a bolder lip. I hate to even include links for these outfit pieces as I only paid full price for the military shirt from Aritzia, and that was really well priced and the handbag, which was a gift from hubby three years ago (a classic!)…the rest were bargains….even the black James Perse tee.


arm party military


You can amp up any outfit with a little bit of arm bling-bling!  The spike bracelets were from Nordstrom Rack and the Chan Luu wrap bracelets were a steal on HauteLook.


military booties


Ok, when I found these Rag & Bone combat booties at Nordstrom Rack I seriously did the Molly Shannon high kick in the middle of the store.  Regularly $550, I paid a mere $80!!!  I literally got an adrenaline rush when I spotted these beauties.   Now I did buy them off season back in March…I wore them for the first time yesterday, but I’d say this bargain was well worth waiting to wear!




So, here are a few links for the pieces, but look in discount outlets…you can find a lot of on trend and fashion staples at seriously great prices!

 Michael Kors Large Hamilton Tote in “Luggage” (similar)

Artizia TNA Otago Blouse in “Boulder”

Rag & Bone/JEAN Boyfriend Jeans (similar)

James Perse Casual Tee in “Black”

J. Crew Factory Necklace in “Crystal”

Chan Luu Cross Wrap Bracelet (similar)

Rag & Bone Miles Lace Up Booties (similar)


  • Vanessa

    love this look!
    i have the same blouse from aritzia and wear it often!
    so comfy!

    • Pam

      Isn’t it great Vanessa! The funny thing is both of my daughters received it in different colors as gifts for Christmas and all three of us wear wearing it today! I love that it’s a blouse and can be a jacket!!!