What I Wore Today
When I shop it’s like war. I go to every women’s store in the mall or along the street for some intel. I do full sweeps of the stores and grab as many items as I like (and can carry) in the first round. Try on stuff, put aside the maybes and attack the sales floor again. I can shop so fast I should get an award for it! But, honestly, this is how I am able to find the many gems I find. I’m always on the hunt for a sale or a cheap store. But my favorite (and very dangerous) missions take place in the magical kingdom of the internet.
The greatest thing about internet shopping is you get the high from shopping, you add to your cart, review, take things out, add things, and then you pay. I love it! But the best part comes a few weeks later when the purchases arrive in their large boxes concealing items I have already forgotten about. It’s like getting presents in the mail. Like someone who knows you really well picked out a bunch of things just for me and had them sent right over! It’s like a happy ending to a beautiful movie. I don’t care what store they came from, I care how awesome they are.
This shirt was purchased from Wet Seal (online). I loved the idea of a super long shirt and it was on sale! When it came in the mail I was a bit disappointed, as can happen with internet shopping. The shirt didn’t have buttons all the way down it and the middle of the shirt split too high under the sweater part. I took it to the tailor and had them sew part of it shut.
I wore this shirt a couple of times to school with skinny high-waisted jeans and cute women’s oxford heels. But this particular night I wanted to do something a little special with it. I have not learned how to reconstruct garments yet so I do a lot of tucking and pinning, which honestly leaves me with more options in the long run. Belting it helped the folds stay in place and the black mini gave it a great cut-out look.
Long Sweater Shirt: Wet Seal
Black Bandage Mini: H&M
Belt: Forever 21
White Studded Platform Pumps: Charlotte Russe
Fan: Wedding Favor (Kim & Ryan Jensen)
Hot Pink Heart Earrings: Wholesale Accessories Store (Chula Vista, San Diego)
Fedora: Brixton (Borrowed from Thom)