sweater, necklace (gift from money from parents and in laws) ~ Forever 21
leggings ~ Marshalls
earrings ~ gift from in laws
boots, hat ~ thrifted
every year for christmas, our parents give us money. our mom finds a fun way to present it to us (this year it was wrapped in the softest fleece blankets imaginable), and on december 26, we all go shopping together. it's a fun tradition....this way the gift opening can be about the kids, and we get to shop and pick out whatever we want.
watch~ gift from jim
jacket~ TJ Maxx
necklace~ gift from my sister, carrie
there are a few places that i will shop with abandon...places that i know it will be easy for me to get back to should i want to return anything. target, marshalls, tj maxx...all examples of places that are easy for me to get to. forever 21 is close, but if you've ever been to the mall of america, than you know it's not necessarily easy. on any given day you have to drive a good 20 minutes just to find a parking spot, and then walking through the mall is a whole other story. anyway, i digress. what i am trying to say is that when shopping at forever 21, i make sure to buy only things i know i will want to keep. marshalls, tjs, and target, i will buy the whole store, only to return 3/4 of it the next day.
this sweater and necklace are part of the forever 21 lot that made the cut. i also bought about 10 other sweaters at the aforementioned stores, and ended up keeping two. and even though i didn't end up keeping everything, the fun day spent with my family was well worth the extra trips returning it all.
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