When I went home in February, I visited my favorite store (Loft!) and fell in love with this skirt. Of course, at the time it was full price (ha!) so I waited patiently and finally it was on sale online. I spent more than I normally would on a skirt, but a) I loved it very, very much and b) I had some birthday money and c) I knew I could wear it enough ways to defray the cost (bring down the cost-per-wear, to borrow a term from Stacy and Clinton.) So, it came in the mail and I immediately started playing dress up and knew I had made a wise choice, indeed.
It's a little brighter in person, but that was fine with me!
Lace top- Belk
Tshirt- JCrew Factory
Striped top- Old Navy
Bubble necklace- Caroline G
Really, I could have made several more outfits, but decided to keep it brief with four. Also, my inside Loft source (that would be my cousin Anna, who works there) tells me that this skirt along with quite a bit of other merchandise was marked down TODAY! So get yourself to the mall (or the www) and get some deals! Stretching your clothing (and your money) doesn't have to be that difficult. If you really love something, spending a little extra (whatever your definition of that is) will be worth it because you'll want to wear it. (Consider this your inner voice that justifies all those
unnecessary purchases that you definitely need. I'm your wallet's new best friend, right?)
Happy shopping and happy mixing!