That being said, enter my recent purchases circa two nights ago.
Multi Knit Sweater Cardigan
Forever 21, $28:
At first glance, I was skeptical about the legitimacy of this piece. On the (perpetually sloppy) rack, this sweater kind of looked like a tragic lump of unwanted fabric, dusted slightly with a hint of glitter. After putting it on though, it's like the boho-chic fashion gods approved. Even with my ultra-petite frame, the sleeves don't even come close to swallowing up my arms and twig-thin wrists. If anything, the volume of the sleeves is what adds to the drama of the entire piece itself. Fortunate timing for me, my fellow Delaware fashionphile and newest bff, Melanie Rose was also browsing the Christiana XXI and I received her sign-off to purchase it after providing an elucidated rebuttal about why I couldn't find a comparable piece at Family Thrift Center. Thanks again, young grasshoppa.
Striped Purl Knit Top
Forever 21, $13:
Seriously? $13 for a blouse this versatile? Only at Forever. Hopefully it doesn't get snagged on something at a party then unravel as the night goes on...
And so begin the H&M purchases. I came in with the intention of purchasing the pair of acid wash leggings I had seen the day after Christmas, only to discover they had disappeared from the original back-right section of the store. Lame. I grabbed this grommet belt and moved on.
Gold Grommet Belt
To my delight, I found the acid wash leggings on my way out. So excited to break these out in a frat basement and freak people out. As I told Amanda, I've been getting addicted to the shock factor of outfits, so I can proudly say I've been carrying out my first resolution very well (see: outfit I wore to Toscana / Kid Shelleen's last night).
And one final thing to ponder (among many...), what about these Deena & Ozzy lace-up combat boots? They were kind of stiff to the touch, and the arch of the heel was unbearable. But for $30, I almost had to get them. Even though I mentioned here that a foldover or sweater-knit top would be prerequisites for my single pair of laced combat boots, I was really drawn to these (or the price, at least) and can't decide if I should go back and get them. I could be throwing away a huge investment here (or, just $30), but as was the theme this weekend, "let fate decide". Thoughts?
Heeled Lace-Up Boot
Deena & Ozzy, $30 (from $78)
Shit, now I really want them. We'll see what happens with this mini-blizzard tomorrow...
Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.