I knew better than to walk into an upscale clothing store in Portland’s Pearl District last Sunday. It was fun to see what’s “in” for spring but a little disheartening to look at the price tags. Ninety-eight dollars for a sleeveless blouse! What?
Once I left the store and caught my breath, I reminded myself of all the free ways to build a wardrobe that would be the envy of any fashionista. You just have to think out of the box. Here are some ideas: