I haven't done an outfit post in a month! Sorry about that folks, it has been dark, gloomy and super cold in Seattle which means standing outside to take photos is just miserable. I don't usually take outfit photos inside because my roommate is a night nurse and has to sleep all day so the sound of a camera beeping away is too loud and will wake her up. But my little Danielle is on a super fun trip to Costa Rica right now so I'm just going to go indoor photo crazy while I can! :)
Shirt // bought at a sample sale for $2!
Pants // bought as a sample sale for $2!
Sweater // Forever 21
Belt // My grandmothers
Rings // A gift from my dad and a hand me down from an elderly friend
Scarf // hand me down from a friend
Shoes // c/o Blowfish Shoes
So the story of the $2 shirt and $2 pants...
My boyfriend's friend has a lovely girlfriend who works for a clothing design company here in Seattle. Her company along with a few other companies who I guess are somehow linked had a sample sale this week in a random warehouse outside of Seattle. A sample sale is where a company sells all of the samples they have been working on in prepping for their next line. This means, a lot of the clothes have slight defects or have a stamp on them that says "Sample. Not for Resale in Stores." Or they have pieces of them cut out for color samples. But amidst all of this, I managed to find 8 pairs of pants that fit me really well, only one having a "Sample" stamp on it, 5 tops, and 3 shorts. I was AMAZED first because I found pants that fit me (I think everyone has a problem finding pants that fit. Am I right?) and second because everything was being sold for $2 each. Isn't that insane? I got one super glittery sweater for $2 which was originally $398 dollars. That is by far the most expensive thing to ever enter my closet...by hundreds of dollars more expensive. But I got it for $2. Say what?
I'm so glad I reminded myself all November and December so far that I shouldn't take advantage of any of the sales on clothing happening everywhere because my money belongs elsewhere: In my business and in my bills! I am extremely thrifty and am really against accruing debt beyond the college loans I am already paying off. So I just live a very frugal life and constantly have to tell myself, "Sorry buddy. Don't buy it even if it is the prettiest thing ever."
So being able to buy 8 pants, 5 tops, and 3 shorts for just $36 just made my life because I've been needing new pants so badly but haven't been willing to buy any! Now I don't need to buy any more pants for... forever? I'm still baffled this even happened because I didn't even know where we were going to buy these mysterious $2 pants. But it happened. And I am SO thankful.