Friday, February 2, 2018

All Frills

You know the phrase "no frills?" Yeah, this is the opposite of that. Give me alllll the frills (not necessarily in a broad life sense, but 100% in a shirt-wearing sense). This top is giving me all the Valentines vibes, but the road to snagging this sweater was not an easy one. Buckle up for the tale, kids; it's a bumpy ride.

I saw this top while out Christmas shopping and pointed it out to my husband. Days later I could not stop thinking about it. I mentioned that to him one evening a few days into the new year, and, being the supportive husband he is, he changed out of his pj pants, put on his snow boots, and drove me back to the store to get it. Chivalry is not dead, ladies! (To be fair, he was also in the middle of putting away laundry, which he hates doing more than anything on earth, so I think literally any excuse to get out of that was welcome.) After combing through racks and not finding it, I asked a sales associate if she'd seen it. She knew just the top, and went to the rack where they'd been moved, but they were all sold out. 

A couple of weeks later, while shopping for socks for my chivalrous husband, I wandered over to the ladies' section, and thought it couldn't hurt to check that same rack the lady had looked on earlier. It was like a light shining down from the heavens onto the lone beautiful sweater in just my size. #ThankYouChristmasReturns!! Hallelujah. Amen. I am sad to say this exact top seems to be sold out everywhere, but don't worry, I've linked some similar styles below.

Like I said, this top is perfect for a Valentines look with pink, ruffles, gold and red, so it it will definitely be the star of an ensemble. To make this fit for a Valentines date night look, I threw on some red lipstick and strappy gold heels, but this could easily be paired with jeans and flats for a daytime look. It could also be dressed up more with a skirt and an updo.

Anyone else have stories about clothes they've waited too long to buy, or am I the only who makes it into such a dramatic life event? 😂

Pink Sweater (similar here and here)
Strappy Gold Shoes (very similar)


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