Skirts skirts skirts. Can life get any more exciting than this? I submit that it cannot!
This Christmas I really wanted a brightly colored skirt. I'm getting real sick of my drab black and gray skirts at school. I needed something to liven up the next three months of drear I'm looking at! (January, February and March, I will always hate you.) I really wanted this skirt to be from J. Crew. I have never owned anything from that store and I recently became obsessed with it after I started following this blog. Everything she wears is from J. Crew and she looks fabulous all the time. Basically I see Crew to the J. as the beautiful, rich store that I can not afford. But I was determined this Christmas. Even if it meant I only got one thing for Christmas- it would be from J. Crew!
Lucky for me, J. Crew opened up an outlet store close to where I live. So I skipped on down one Saturday with mi madre in tow and found immediately what I was looking for. Bright coral skirt, pencil, absolutely gorg! So I said, "Hey mom! I want this $50 skirt! Even if it's my only gift for Christmas- I want this skirt!"
And she said okay but I think it's over priced and get ready to spend money on a dry cleaner.
And that was it. My Christmas from my mom would be one fabulous dry clean only coral skirt.
A week or so later I was casually strolling the aisles of my favorite cheap clothes go to, Forever 21, when what did appear? Didst my eyes deceive me?!? It was an almost identical skirt as the J. Crew skirt only this one was only $17.50! I tried it on. Fit perfectly. Coral. Pencil. Fabulous. And this one WASN'T dry clean only.
I spent a bit more time at Forever 21 and found for the same $50 spent at J. Crew the following:
-the practically identical skirt ($17)
-a bright yellow sweater ($10)
-a pair of jeans ($10)
- a turquoise skirt ($7)
- a long gold necklace ($5)
Who's the smartest shopper in the world now?!?
I admit I was sad to have to give up my one and only J. Crew purchase, but I just decided I will never be a J. Crew kind of girl. Why spend $50 when you can spend $17 and that's just the way the cookie crumbles in my book. Or something like that.
Now. Let's play a little game.
Here are the two skirts. Can you guess which one is from J. Crew and which one is from Forever 21?
Please disregard my pasty white legs. It's winter. You understand.
And the answer is....
SKIRT A is the $17.50 skirt.
SKIRT B is the $50 skirt (FYI: That was $50 on sale at the outlet... original was $89)
Who would have thought my love affair with J. Crew would end before it ever began? But I guess when it comes down to it there are only two types of girls in the world- those who can stand to spend $50 on skirts and those who can't.
Looks like I'm sticking in the can't category!
(But let the records show that if I am ever filthy
I will buy myself $50 skirts, dang it!)