Old Navy Parka, Cami and Polka Dot Jeans
Fred Meyer Lace Top, Gloves and Necklace
American Eagle Outfitters Bracelets and Leather Belt
Madden Girl Boots via Famous Footwear
American Eagle Cardigan (thrifted)
Handmade Leather Handbag (thrifted)
J.G. Hook Equestrian Print Silk Scarf (thrifted)
I recently replaced two items in my closet. The first was my old pair of polka dot jeans, I had bought the first pair I had found in my price range and while they were really cute, I hated the awkward fading on them and that they didn't have really pockets. (I guess that means they were jeggings.) I love polka dot jeans but with the fading I never wore them, they were close to what I wanted but not quite it.
It was the same thing with my old navy parka. I loved it at first, it was the first cute parka I'd seen in years and it went to super cheap during on of old navy's sale. I didn't realized until I took pictures of it that it did very strange things to my chest area, ie the coat just about screamed "boooobs!" when I wore it zipped up. That's an awkward thing for your coat to say about you and the more I wore it, the more I noticed the fit was off in a lot of places.
I went to old navy a little bit ago for their kids sale and while I was there I saw this coat and these pants in the clearance They were exactly what I'd originally wanted and they ended up being really cheap with my coupons, the clearance sale and the cash coupons. (Out of pocket I spent about $7 and change on these two . Pretty good since I've got a $25 dollar budget this month for clothes.) I took my other two items to the consignment store so hopefully I'll make a little money back on them but lesson learned! Don't buy something if it's "sorta" like what you really want. It might take a long time but eventually you will find the right item at the price you want. Patience young grasshopper, patience.
I know, this was something I should have learned a long time ago. Most of the time I'm really good about waiting but this was definitely a fail for me. The scarf though? So not a fail. I really wanted one of Ralph Lauren's scarves back when he did a great bits and bridles equestrian inspired print but they were way too expensive for my blood. I passed on a couple look alikes I'd seen lately and the other day I spotted this little gem at the Salvation Army. It's 100% silk and even though I didn't get a good picture of it, it's got the bridle and bits print with fox hunting scenes. It's adorable and exactly what I wanted. (Not a bad price either, $2.00 is closer to my price range.)