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!