The first of many teacher-inspired outfits.
Tanzanite is one of my favorite stones. I got this set for my birthday from my In-Laws.
What I'm wearing:
Top: Old Navy - Can't remember$
Skirt: Target - $21
Belt: Target - $13
Shoes: (not pictured...again...)Target - $10
Tanzanite Necklace, earrings, & ring: Gift from In-Laws
This shirt should be given a standing ovation. I mean, seriously, it has survived many a closet purge and giveaway. It has been in my closet -literally- years. Whatever it cost, it was worth the investment--I'm willing to guess I didn't pay that much for it.
Someone at work today asked me if I got my skirt at Anthropologie--and they were shocked when I told them I bought it at Target. Is it a faux pas to buy most of your wardrobe at Target? Personally, I would feel guilty spending the Anthropologie prices, but I do love some of their pieces. I don't go looking for Anthro-inspired pieces. I buy what I like. But it seems that no one can tell the difference between my taste and that of a taste that costs ten times what I pay.
I have high standards, but I don't like spending a lot on one item. When you can have quality clothes at a smaller price, why should I pay that much, right? I'm not poor, but I just can't justify paying $100 for a skirt when I can buy a similar one for one-fifth the price...and the cheaper one (for me, anyway) typically lasts just as long. Now that I think about it, I don't think I have anything in my closet other than outerwear, a couple dresses, shoes, and jewelry that cost over $50. Possibly even $40.
Does that make me thrifty or cheap?
Speaking of work, it seems like every time I go (at least this summer), I always come home with a gift. (Sweet job, right?) One of my co-workers brought me a pair of earrings back from her vacation this summer...and I'm basically in love with them:
Ohhh, new earrings, I have plans for you.
Can't beat free earrings. Told 'ya I was cheap.