first things first...i wanted to show you the most beautiful tree that i saw this morning as i was driving my daughter to preschool...
anyways, i have a lot of clothes and i have a lot because i love buying clothes and i love buying shoes. i also love buying housewares, but that's the topic of another post. i am very good about getting rid of things, too, so i never feel too bad about buying new things. i also rarely spend more than $10 (ok, $5) on any one item, so i'm not breaking the bank either. however, i need to realize that if i don't love something, i shouldn't buy it just because it's cheap or on sale. ya know?
so i want to hear from you how you shop. do you save up for that one item that you love? do you only buy staples that will last forever? or are you like me and you thrift and end up with way more than you need? or somewhere in between...i realize not everyone is crazy like me!
to prove my point, let me introduce you to carl. remember my lost love, albert? well, i finally met his not as cute step brother, carl. i was at a thrift store, looking for halloween costumes for the kiddos (see, sometimes i have valid reasons to thrift). i decided to peruse the men's sweaters in hopes of finding albert's twin. i was in a bit of a rush, and i came across carl. i eyed the elbow patches, saw that he was half off and *boom* i bought him. granted, i was only out $2.99...but when i got him home and tried him on, i didn't love him. no one can quite compare to albert (i'm romanticizing again). carl was huge (i know, some women might find that a good thing). the elbow patches actually were at my wrists, and there is some weird velcro patch on the left chest area. just the soft part of the velcro...clearly something used to be attached. but what was it...i will never know. anyways, i tried carl on, snapped some pictures and hated every one. and to punish myself for this bad shopping experience, i am posting the pictures here, for all of you to see. so meet carl...we have a love/hate relationship.
shorts ~ Target
carl ~ vintage, thrifted
shoes ~ Marshalls
earrings ~ F21
don't get me wrong, carl has some good traits. he has these cool epaulets on the shoulders, a cute v-neck, and of course the aforementioned
so, tell me, how do you shop?