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The Problem with Stuff on Sale


I can hear all of you saying “But, Sydney, you love sales! Literally every time I see you, you are talking about something awesome you got on sale!”.

To that I say: “Whoa, some of you I have never seen before, be right back while I go into Witness Protection.”

But I digress. If you’ve never met me before, I can assure you that I am usually blabbering on about something that I got at a ridiculously good deal. A $10 J. Crew sweater, a $300 iPad (a lot of cash money, but that’s actually a lot off the list price), a $6 iPhone case (also thanks to the Crew that I love so much) are some of my spoils. But there’s a problem with loving sales so much.

Beautiful heart shirt that I love so much, I would never have you if I didn’t tear myself from the sale section!

It came to me in a J. Crew Factory store, of course. I was there with K (I think) and I tried on all of these things that lived on the sale rack. Truth be told, I was only looking at these items because of their low price. Which explains why I wasn’t really satisfied with any of these things. I was about to settle for something that I only halfway liked but wouldn’t break the bank when I saw it…the above shirt.

Silky smooth and riddled with a fun heart pattern, it cried out to me from the full-price section. (Actually, I didn’t even end up paying full-price for it thanks to my student discount, but it was still far more expensive than anything on the sale rack.) I was so torn. I tried it on and loved it, of course, but it was slightly out of my usual price range. I wouldn’t go hungry if I bought it, but it would make me feel awkward to plunk down my plastic for such a big ticket item.

But you know what? I shoved those not-“me” clothes right back onto the sale rack and bought the Heart Shirt. And I am so happy I did! I wear this shirt once a week almost. It looks great with army green jeans and riding books for class and with black slacks for work.

If I had bought the sale items, they would have ended up on the floor of my closet, not being worn. That’s a waste of money, plain and simple. So, really, buying the more expensive item that I wear ALL OF THE TIME was the better economic decision.

Too bad they never gave me word problems like this in my high school econ class.


What I Wore: This is one of my new favorite outfits! I wore it with B and his family to Pops, a store/restaurant where you can get all kinds of pop (imagine that). Really comfy but kind of fancy looking too.

Chambray: J. Crew Factory
Sweatshirt: J. Crew Factory
Jeans: Vigoss from Saks Fifth Avenue
Boots: Frye

What I Wore: Variations on a Theme


…and that theme is grey.

First, B took this picture, which I kindly said made me look like I was in a prison.

I suggested a prop, and B pointed out that there was a pumpkin in the corner.

(Filters help, too. Thanks, VSCOCam!)

Then, I went and made it awkward.

You’re welcome.

Sweater, tights, skirt: J. Crew

Boots: Frye


What I Wore: outfit and a little duck face for your Wednesday night.

Sweater: J.Crew
Jeans: Target


What I Wore: an outfit I wore to the agency on Friday.

Sweater: Target
Blouse: J. Crew Factory
Pants: J. Crew
Belt: Target


What I Wore: I loved the fun pops of color with a new black and white polka dot top I picked up this weekend.
Topshop / J.Crew slim jeans / Steve Madden ballerina flat, $72 / ASOS leather handbag, $25

What I Wore: Golden Brown


I go to church on Sunday evenings because I actually work in a church nursery on Sunday mornings.

And this…

j crew, fashion, what i wore, leopard, cheetah, gold, belt, instagram, braided, cotton

…is what I wore!

Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted)

Belt: Old Navy

Skirt: J. Crew (40% off sale, HOLLA)

This outfit was fancy but still super comfortable for sitting in church for an hour. The shirt was an excellent thrifting find. A J. Crew shirt that’s usually $25 for $3 at my local Goodwill! Such a win. And super soft. The only downside is that it’s peachy and kind of see through.

Finding this skirt was one of my proudest moments. I think I got it for like $25 at the J. Crew at the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano, TX. I could not resist: leopard + tailored + longer than pencil length, so it’s classy.


A poor man’s outfit picture. Necklace: Forever 21, lace tank: AEO, shorts: J. Crew.


Here are several examples of my favorite looks that incorporate neon colors into a spring wardrobe!

H&M v neck blouse, £13
H&M jacket, £18
J Crew long skirt, $120
J.Crew shorts, $68
J Crew leather flat, $138
H&M leather handbag, £15
H&M retro style sunglasses, £4.99
H&M Nail Varnish, £2.99
H&M Nail Varnish, £2.99
H&M Hair Clip/Brooch, £1.99