Sometimes, the most basic pieces are the hardest to find. Like a denim jacket, for example. I’ve wanted one for a while, but I’m just not willing to pay $40+ for something I know I can find at a thrift store. However, finding it at a thrift store in my size and a current style is not always the easiest task. So, I over-think it, and wait, and regret not buying one, and then go back again – shampoo, rinse, repeat.
Finally, I decided on one a few weeks ago; and, I like it. But, I don’t LOVE it. It’s a Guess jacket, so it has that going for it, but it’s a little too big and not the exact wash I wanted. Plus, it was $7 at the thrift store, and since I regularly pay $7 for brand new clothes (albeit, not Guess clothes), I felt like I was getting a little ripped off.
But, at least I now have a jacket to tide me over until/unless I find the perfect one. And really, for all of my griping, it is pretty cute.
The shoes may be a repeat – I can’t remember. But, I bought them in India, because bows! And, I do really like them, even if they have an odd rubber sole. At least I’m not going to slip and fall in them like I did on a date last week…but that’s a story for another day.
Do you have problems with basic pieces, too? Do denim jackets and white shirts and black heels give you trouble, or is it just me?