I wore this outfit recently when I visited with family, and again on a mini shopping excursion. It didn't cross my mind to pair the blue and white floral scarf with the coral tee until they managed to find themselves next to one another in my suitcase. I liked the combination so much, I wore it to make some returns and get away from the burden of research (by shopping!). Details of the trip below.
Scarf: H&M [option]
Tee: Gap [similar]
Earrings: The Limited [exact]
Belt: Old Navy [exact]
Pants: Apt. 9 via Kohl's [similar]
Sandals: via Target [exact]
As I said I would, I returned the swing tunic, but stayed to peruse J. Crew Factory's additional 60% off clearance items. I was tempted by so many things. I tried on this polka dot skirt, but it felt too juvenile on me. I couldn't see myself wearing it but a couple times a summer. I tried on this shirt (in french blue), but it didn't fit well. I also thought it was too similar to my new popover, even if it was only $12. The v-neck tees were the most tempting at $4 a pop, but the v was just too deep for me. I wouldn't likely wear it outside the house, and I don't need any more tees to wear around the house. I left empty handed.
After seeing these scallop shorts online, I really wanted to try them on in person. They didn't look cute on me. They reminded me of a pair of black pajama pants I once had that I cut up for a pirate-themed party. Immediate pass. I also tried on some jeans; I'm on a mission this fall to find one outstanding pair of jeans. The main criteria is that they can't be skinny, and need to be a medium to medium-dark wash. The real straight jeans looked awkward on my calves, and the perfect boot were too light (no dark washes in my size). I passed on both; the $12 price tag didn't sway me in the slightest. I did find an adorable scarf on clearance that I couldn't pass up, however. (I can't find it online, but I'm sure you'll see it on the blog soon).
With a birthday coupon in hand, I felt confident that I would find something at The Limited. And I did find a sleeveless top (which I can't find online) and a pair of jeans. I liked the jeans much more than the ones I tried on at Gap, but they weren't perfect. I think I'll have to give the Matchstick jeans from JCF another try.
It's been two weeks since my birthday, and I've barely picked into my birthday present funds. Do you have an easy time spending birthday money? Or do you prefer to save it?
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