Yesterday, we talked about my Rue 21 finds, and here’s another that I just couldn’t pass up. Actually, I almost did miss this one and was about to put the other items back (I have this thing sometimes when I’m shopping that if I don’t REALLY want it, I’m too lazy to stand in line, even if said items are only $3 and $5 respectively). But, as I was walking to the racks to put those items away, I came across this cardigan which was just too perfect to pass up, even with a steep $11 price tag.
So, I gathered my other clothes again, waited in line, and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the tag was wrong, and this adorable baby was only $3 too! My high-waisted button shorts (buttons not pictured) were also from that magical shopping day ($5), and of course, my Sam Moon America necklace perfected the ensemble. With my over-the-knee boots, I was ready for a fall evening that really felt more like summer.
What do you think of this patriotic look? Or boots with shorts? I’m a fan of that trend, but it can look tacky if not done properly. Have you tried it yet?
A couple weeks ago, I was running some errands (read: eating barbecue and going to Target), when I came across a sidewalk sale at Rue 21. Rue 21 is one of those cheap junior stores that I rarely go in except to look for trendy accessories and cheap sunglasses. I happened to need cheap sunglasses, so I ventured inside and came out $21 poorer, and 4 items of clothing richer. (No sunglasses, though – apparently, I’m picky about my $5 glasses.)
You have to be careful at stores like Rue – yes, the stuff is cute, trendy, and cheap. However, the vast majority also looks cheap. It’s hit or miss and takes a lot of weeding out. But, if you put in the work, sometimes you’re rewarded.
This cute cropped top is one of my finds – it cost me about $7, the highest tag item of the day. Because I’m over 22 and weigh more than Taylor Swift, I didn’t want my stomach showing, so I added a high-waisted skirt. I think this is one of those trends guys don’t understand, because at least one of my friends called a different high-waisted look, “mom-waist”. But, whatever. I like it.
I also like this top because the black and white pattern makes me think of a coloring book. Like, seriously – don’t you want to take markers the color of my necklace and fill it in?
What do you think of my coloring-book blouse? A good $7-find or a waste of two cups of coffee? How about the high-waisted trend? Mom-waist or worth trying? I’d love to hear from you!