11 November 2010

Where its from.

{Pants: Old Navy, $4}{Top: Walmart, $1}{Pink Belt: J.Crew, $14}{Oxfords: Urban Outfitters}
{Bracelets: Forever 21}

Although my outfits aren't always super put together and trendy I do try to look nicer than the average college student. This leads people to often ask me where I purchased something I'm wearing. If it's from Urban Outfitters or J.Crew or some cool vintage find I usually excitedly tell them from where, how much, and usually way too many more details they probably never wanted to know... But if I get something from somewhere not as "cool" I usually just mutter the details.

But surprisingly, I know a lot of people that are the same way. We're so proud of our "cool stuff" but not as excited to show off our cheaper things.

Personally, this all started in the 9th grade for me. One day one of the popular girls told me she loved my skirt and asked where I got it. I was new, and floored that she liked my outfit, so I replied that I had gotten it from walmart. She wrinkled her face, and as she turned to walk away replied, "ew, nevermind." For the rest of highschool if someone asked where I had gotten a Walmart item I always replied, "Thanks! But I'm not sure where it's from; it was a gift."

I know this isn't the case for everyone, but I still think it is sad that anyone at all would be ashamed at where they buy their clothes. Of course not all of us can afford the "popular" expensive brands, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be proud of our great deals!

I got my shirt for $1 at Walmart, and I got my pants for $4 at Old Navy, and I'm proud of it!


  1. I love your $1 shirt and $4 pants! I love telling people about the great deals I find too. It's great when someone compliments you and you can smile and tell them you paid less than $5 for the item they liked!

  2. haha I totally know what you mean about the Cool Store snobbery...thank goodness high school is over! I love your $1 blouse...and I'd be proud of it too! Whenever someone compliments me on something I bought cheap I say "Thank you, it only cost _______ much at ______ store!!"...I find it more exciting to brag about good deals than brand names!

  3. I AM THE SAME WAY!!!! Sometimes I even feel a little weird saying Target, but I'm getting over that. I can't believe that top is WalMart! And 1 dollar? Shout it from the rooftops, that is an amazing deal! I found you through Kendi and I am new follower. Love the honesty!

  4. I remember going to Walmart and looking at clothes slyly so that no one would see me. Now, if anyone compliments me on something, I excitedly give them every little detail! I mean, how can thrifting be cool but Walmart isn't?

    In other news, I love this top! I don't know if you meant to go with a 70s vibe, but I'm digging it!

  5. Wow! The blouse and pants were great finds! Very cute outfit.

  6. It is pretty 70's, I realized that as I was putting it all together, but I was pretty happy with it overall.

    Thank you for all your sweet comments!


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