Despite being obsessed with fashion and beauty, most of my shopping consists of makeup items, not fashion items. When I go shopping I may pick up one or two things, but there are only a few times a year when I actually buy multiple things from multiple stores. This is one of those times.
I have been really impressed with Forever 21's activewear line recently, and I could not resist these two items. I loved the strapping on the sports bra, and I have been looking for a new pair of workout pants for the longest time. I have worn these two already and love how they performed. I'm also obsessed with this chartreuse green color! I can't remember how much they were but they were both between $12.50 and $15.50.
I then wandered into Cotton On, which I had seen a lot of while I was in Europe, but never actually shopped at. I was completely surprised by its low prices and basic, but still trendy items (aka totally up my alley). The two floral shorts were on sale for $10 each, and the skirts were 2 for $15, even though the black skirt alone was $14.50.
Now about these black pants...these are pants I saw on people all the time in Europe, and not very often on people here. They're a loose baggy pant that has thinner material than sweatpants (but just as comfy) and have a band by the ankle. They're on the border of looking like pajamas. But they're not. I did curse myself on having huge thighs and ankles because these pants are in XL, while the skirts are size S. Go figure...
Once I got back to DC, it only seemed fitting that I start everything off with some shopping. But with a bank account being dangerously low, I had to limit myself. Enter Buffalo Exchange. I could easily spend hours in there going through racks of trendy, but second hand items, yet I only managed to leave with two items - the blue button down shirt from Gap, and the cropped pyramid cropped T-shirt from Forever 21.
I also obviously am attracted to neon pink, evidenced by the pink v-neck from GAP, and my new neon pink belt from H&M, which I managed to snag for $1.50 on clearance. Score! I blame my neon pink obsession on the fact that I've mostly exhausted my neon coral obsession...
This next item. Oh my gosh. I'm in love. It is a beautiful 3/4 lengths shirt from H&M with the most beautiful embroidered detailing and a scalloped hem. There are no words to describe this.
I was breathless when I saw this, and for $10, there was no way that this wasn't coming home with me.
Well, who knows how long it'll be before I buy more clothing items. In the meantime, I'll be occupying myself with new makeup pretties, as usual ;)