8.07.2010

What I Bought, Part 4--Day 93

So, after the Gap broke my will, I figured, might as well be REAL BAD.

Except remember, I'm a firstborn. My idea of a crazy night is running a stop sign in a neighborhood and maybe drinking out of a Coke in Wal-Mart before I PAID FOR IT.

I'd been keeping an eye on the jean leggings--jeggings, if you must--and saw some on Forever 21's site that were a good price to try a trend. To the mall I went. And The Boyfriend was with me. So that made it ok. He's pretty (AHEM, VERY) good at asking me if I need something when I'm buying it and also, he's pretty amazing at telling me the riskier things look darn good. So he's good for my wallet and ego, both qualities any man should aspire to have.

Here's what I got:
card catalog:
                    hat, leggings

During this challenge, I faced moving all of my things into storage, and will be moving in about 20 days out-of-state, so I took the opportunity to purge, purge, purge. I ended up taking 2 laundry baskets to Plato's Closet and EIGHT garbage bags of clothes to Goodwill. I would feel better about that if it hadn't just been sitting for so long and if there wasn't still a lot hanging in my closet.

Plato's, to my surprise, had the nice girl working that day. The one who didn't act as if my clothes all smelled and might have lice. She bought almost everything. On top of that, I had a 20% card, so between store credit and the discount, I got the following for $12. 

card catalog:
                   silk top--Petticoat (random brand?)
                   cotton puffed sleeve--DVF

card catalog:
                    cotton top--Odille
                    cotton tank--H&M
                    cotton floral--Topshop

card catalog:
                    faux fur down vest--Gap
                    corduroy blazer--H&M

card catalog:
                   swiss dot blouse--Fossil
                   tunic--H&M
                   silk/cotton cardi--J. Crew
                   silk/cotton buttondown--J. Crew
                   green striped buttondown--Ralph Lauren


And here it all is. 

So, faithful readers, you have an assignment. In order to get back onto blogging, I'm going to take requests. 

Take one item pictured from my new haul--anything from the last few posts--and tell me in the comments how I should wear it. I'll pick my favorite 5 (if there are that many!) and wear them all next week. You don't have to use only items from this challenge but play nice! (No fair picking the down vest. It's 111 degrees here!)

I'll post each day, linking to the Top 5's respective blogs and giving them credit as the stylist. Don't you think that will be fun?

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Okay, I'm gonna suggest taking the cotton Topshop floral blouse (I'm seriously into florals right now) with the JCrew green cardi layered over top and belted (I have a thing for belting, I just love it) with a black/yellow/pink/white (any solid) skirt. Throw in some yellow shoes and YAY! That would make me happy.

Now I need to find a floral top like that along with a green cardigan.

Colleen said...

H&M blue tank... with white pants. or a white skirt. I'm thinking pants though.
pink necklace.

KaraM said...

Cotton Puffed Sleave with skinny jeans and heals!

Jenny (closet365) said...

I'm so behind!

And no good at this either. But I vote - the blue H&M tank with the green striped Ralph Lauren button down. Add a belt and some skinny jeans.

Granted, this sounds just like the hairbrained outfit ideas that I dream up while looking at clothes and then they fail in the execution but...yeah. Maybe try it. If it fails, you don't have to post a picture. You won't hurt my feelings.

p.s. Your email the other day, made my day. The admiration is mustual and thank you!