Monday, 13 August 2012

Wild Not Paisley Print

Pink Calico: Wild Print Skirt
We went comparison shopping yesterday at the Costco in the states to see what the price difference was south of the border. 

I was quite surprised at the huge variety of goods and foods.  With the exception of a few Canadian products, most of the items were at least a dollar or two less than at our local Costco.

For example, there was a package of undies which are normally ~ $12 up here and they were regular $9, on sale for $6! So I bought a pack.  Big J found socks, for about the same price difference.

Even things like yogourt were cheaper - about a $1 less for 24 containers which were each slightly bigger than the containers up here.

I'm quite the bargoon hunter, so what with the gas savings - 3.69/gallon vs 1.34/litre (1 gallon = 3.7 litres, so 1.34 x 3.7 = 4.9 when you convert to gallons!), we will probably make the occasional shopping run as it is quite worth our while, and it makes for a nice excursion.

So on to today's outfit.  Another bargoon.  The skirt is from that batch of $8 skirts I bought - this one is a wild floral print - I think of it as paisley, but I don't think there is any paisley in the print.

Pink Calico: Wild Print Skirt

It has those upside down triangle insets - godets, which make for swishy-ness when walking.  It's an ideal skirt for summer - longer so you can go bare-legged without being overly exposed. 

I wore it with an orange t-shirt, a light ivory cardigan and my red and turqouise necklace.  I am also trying out those footlet things which are like nylons for your feet only.  They are okay, but not quite as nice as complete nylons for protecting against friction.

Pink Calico: Wild Print Skirt

Today I wore:
Orange t-shirt - Zara
Ivory Cardigan - Bitten
Floral Print Skirt - Coldwater Creek
Pointy Shoes - Payless
Necklace - local designer

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10 comments:

  1. I didn't know about the big price differences to be found just across the border, Narda. Great shopping, and that's a wonderful long skirt. I love when they "swish" : >

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    1. Hey Patti: Those of us who live near borders are constantly crossing over from one side to the other to see what bargains can be found!

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  2. This is a great skirt, and thanks for that term, godets! I like to find out the proper names for things. I don't cross-border shop but you certainly found some great deals!

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    1. Yes: I'm of two minds with the cross-border shopping - I like the deals though and we enjoy eating lunch at one of the restaurants enroute - sometimes I think we go just to eat!

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  3. That silhouette looks great on you...
    I might try that combo of T-shirt, short-sleeved cardigan and long skirt. Very nice.
    And, the necklace really pulls it all together.

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    1. Hi Sunnlitt! Thanks! - I love a short-sleeved cardigan because sometimes you just need a bit of coverage and long-sleeves would be too much. Thanks for visiting Pink Calico!

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  4. That's another lovely skirt - and very different with a short sleeved cardigan! I've never had a cardigan like that but it looks very nice with this outfit.

    I do a bit of cross-border shopping too as Sweden is just a few kilometers away. It used to be much cheaper over there but things have changed and the prices are more or less the same now. I still go, out of old habit, and because as you say, it's a nice excursion!

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    1. Hi Kaffesoester! I've realized since starting the blog that I am a skirt person - I just love them.

      I've been shopping in Sweden too! They used to have a store - don't know if it's still there called Åhléns, with lots of fabulous can't find it here in Canada clothing.

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  5. This is perfect on you; everything about this outfit rocks. The proportion is just right on you too; love it!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! The outfit felt good on too. I'm partial to longer skirts in the summer.

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