|This is what my world looked like last Friday (Jan 27th). Is it odd that I find it depressing?|
I received my items from Love Charles Vintage in the mail yesterday - yay! I didn't have a chance to play with them last night though, and didn't think I would have the energy to do so today. I spent most of my evening at work and then running errands - I didn't get home till nearly 8:30 tonight. When I finally crawled in the door, I seemed to get my second wind and spent a fairly good chunk of time playing with my new clothes and deciding how to style them for the rest of the week. Now that I know how I'm going to wear them, it's just a matter of deciding which one I feel like wearing when I get up in the morning. Sometimes it's a struggle to kick myself out of my tunic-skinnies-boots uniform, but I am usually happy I did.
BTW - if you haven't already checked out Love Charles, I insist that you do so immediately. Even if you have, do it again. Lily just listed this gorgeous Saks Fifth Avenue 1960s wool coat, and if you don't buy it, I will probably have to. I'm just sayin'.
In addition to my online expeditions, I've been doing a lot of shopping at Maurice's since I moved back to Tooele, seeing as how it's pretty much the only clothing store in town (other than WalMart and Deseret Industries), and I've had a great deal of unexpected good luck. I wasn't too keen on the store when I lived in Salt Lake, because I felt like their clothing was overpriced in comparison to stores like Forever 21. Since I've started shopping there on a regular basis, though, I've found that they have a lot of great deals, sales and coupons always going on that make up for the difference in price - and the quality of their clothes seems to be better than F21 (for the most part). I've even found a lot of my current favorite pieces there, including this purple skirt, this polka dotted one, and a brand new coraly-neon-orange and black one that I just picked up tonight. It's the exact shade of neon orange that I've been obsessing over recently - Maurice's refers to it as cayenne, btw. I also nabbed a blouse in the same gorgeous shade for half off to go with the polka dot skirt. I'm thinking this particular shade of neon coral/orange will be one of my few (and possibly only) concessions to spring fashion... but I'll be damned if I'm giving up my black tights any time soon!
|belted color block skirt, $32 via maurices.com|
|contrast ruffle front tank, $26 via maurices.com|
|polka dot fever blouse, $34 via threadsence.com|
I'm planning on picking up this polka dot blouse from Threadsence with my next paycheck - it will go perfectly with my newest skirt.
Yes, I have a serious problem. I have a therapist... his name is Retail.
|The kitty says it's time to go to bed now.|
This post has taken significantly longer than expected, and I know I'm going to regret it when I try to get up at 5:30 in the AM for work - I'm aiming to be there at 7, an hour and a half earlier than normal, to finish my filing for January. Wish me luck...