Today, I tried out the Evie RuffleTop in Ivory. I am still not 100% sold on this one. I was able to get a great deal on it ($19.99) without it being a Final Sale so I am tempted to return it but I think I will hold off. The silk is REALLY thin making it very sheer and it has a lot of sheen to it so it felt a little too fancy for my jeans. That said, I like the design and the fit so I may hold onto it for dressier occasions.
Now for the part where I need a little help, I fell off the reasonable and sparingly shopping wagon yesterday at Banana Republic. With everything going on I decided a little retail therapy with a 40% off any one item coupon was acceptable. I have four of these coupons, one for each Wednesday in March so if I buy one item each time I will get a great deal and I am a woman who can have self control.....right? Problem is, I am not the only fan of their new line and it is flying off the shelf and their website. So when I went in to the dressing room yesterday, I casually asked about the washed leather motorcycle jacket which was no where to be seen but had been in a lot of ads. TheSA explained that they had one left the day before but now it looked like it was gone and it had sold out online.
Well now I wanted it even more of course and was mad at myself for not looking closer at it last week. Then I proceeded to love all four things I tried on which presented a problem since my coupon was only for one and since I am now a deeper thinking shopper I needed to pick one thing. Okay, the chino vest it is BUT then I hear the words, "wait I found the jacket, it had been on hold do you want to try it on?". So of course now I can hear the choir singing and the jacket has a glow and is saying "I am the best jacket ever". I try it on and it fits perfectly but the price tag is high since it is a leather jacket. Believe it or not I have never owned a leather jacket in my life, I hate the price tags. But here I am with a coveted leather jacket in my size, last one around AND I have a 40% off coupon. I wanted to think this one out but the coupon was only good for that day so I brought it home and I am still at a loss of what to do.
Pros: Great quality, nuetral color, classic style, 40% off and my Birthday is next week
Cons: Even with 40% off it still costs a lot, have never worn leather before will have to get used to it