You must be shaking your head thinking: HOW!? This girl is a crazy shopaholic, and she is living in NYC for goodness!!
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME.. EVER!
This is the first time I’ve ever gone out to window shop and came back with nothing.
Well, before you think that I didn’t go into any stores where I’d be tempted, I went into plenty around Soho including high-end, low-end and consignment shops.
I saw a lot of things I immediately wanted, but thought all the way through:
- Price is too high for what it is
- Meh. A striped shirt. It’s not EXACTLY what I wanted (dark navy blue with white stripes)
- Do I really need another dress/top/pair of pants?
I HAD A WISH LIST
I had originally planned to go out and just browse, keeping in mind 3 items on my Wish List:
- Men’s Watch — I returned the Skagen; it needed to be slightly smaller-faced
- White Soft Jersey Blazer
- Dark Navy Blue with Thin White Stripes Top
Since I couldn’t find ANY of those three items, I didn’t buy anything.
I steeled myself, and exercised my willpower, which felt pretty damn good.
I even went into some consignment stores and almost bought an Alice + Olivia Beige Shirtdress for $90 but felt as though it was too short and sheer to be wearable for the long-term.
*pats self on back*
ULTIMATELY, MY OUTFIT WAS MORE INTERESTING
Surprisingly, I also got complimented a lot on my outfit.
They liked the color of my skirt:
..and that my shoes were actually woven ribbons, not a printed pattern:
Naturally, I took a lot of it with a huge grain of salt because they had hungry salesperson eyes… but it was still nice of them.
Funny enough, I got the skirt at Forever 21 for $20 (?) and the shoes were from Singapore for $90, with a plain t-shirt.
Goes to show that money can’t buy style.