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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Just because there is a sale...

Funny thing. I don't didn't own a plain white tee shirt. Basics have always been a bit of a problem for me because I never want to buy them. They are just so boring.

But then this morning I really wanted one, and other than my white cammis (which can't be worn solo) all I had to fill the slot of 'plain white top' was the pajama top I was wearing.

White top needed


white details

Obviously I decided to just wear it, and then go about finding something suitable.
I knew American Eagle was having a good sale, so I went there. Extra 30% off clearance and free shipping if you buy three things (not a problem). I didn't find a good tee though. But all that browsing lead to these purchases:







I was still on a mission though, one that necessitated a visit to TJMaxx. And the tee was acquired! 

Wait, do you think I could go to TJMaxx and come home with one little $6 tee?
Don't be silly. I found this striped top which I liked for it's use of both horizontal and vertical stripes. 

It's by Threads, and was $13

And, my new favorite item:

Looks like a skirt, but is actually shorts!!! And I adore the bright print, I think this can fulfill my dream of floral shorts. Ahhh, they are so cute. I can't wait to wear them. They are by Jaloux and were $25.

... doesn't mean you should buy lots of things simply because they are good deal!

One more thing - I have to thank Marie from The Joy of Fashion for the One Little Sparking Blog Award!

Here are the rules to the award:
1. Answer the question : "What do you like the most about your own blog?"
I like having a place where I can be creative and get to see and hear from other people who are just as in love with fashion as I am. Having this blog has made my closet a far more interesting place. I think the relationships formed between the other bloggers are so fun and unique.

2. Pass this award to another ten lovely ladies
Carrie Bradshaw Made Me Do It.
eek!
A Chameleon's Closet
Fossil Frame  
QUIRKY EXPLOSION
My Every Day Wear
from skirts to skillets

34 comments:

  1. Haha I don't buy basics either!! Im like UGH I don't want to spend that much for such a simple thing "Bla bla bla" XD
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  2. I can't ever buy only one thing. Point blank. That's why I go to thrift store, so I can get like 8 things! And I had no idea American Eagle had such nice jewelry! I never go in there -- I'll start checking it out!

    xo

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  3. Hahaha, I'm not one to buy basics, either! I think I bought my first plain white v-neck tee a few days ago, same with a black T-shirt!~ XD I made my mom buy them for me because I could totally find something else for $6.00 than a silly white T-shirt, neh? > w>~

    I love your striped top! I'm obsessed with stripes, Lyddie. So obsessed! I have like.. *runs to count* 7 striped shirts. It's starting to get bad. I think I'll stop after I find a striped dress. Then I'm done. SWEAR.

    You look cuuuute, I love your little fringe necklace, looks fun to play with ahaha. XD

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  4. I know who buys basics? But at the same time when you splurge on a nice basic like T by Alexander Wang or James Perse it's like you wear it ALL the time. You look so cute here by the way :)

    www.morningcloak.blogspot.com

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  5. I love your skirt. Lots of great finds!

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  6. Wow I totally love you in that skirt!!! Its so you!

    steph

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  7. to be frank, i do not have a basic top as well... you look so adorable and.. i love you hair!!!

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  8. I love your outfit, the skirt is just gorgeous.

    CONGRATS on the award.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by with your lovely comments <3

    I love your blog! Now following through bloglovin'
    follow me?

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  10. You won an award, see my blog!
    xo lynzy

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  11. So many cute purchases! I keep getting those sale emails from American Eagle, and it's taking all of my willpower to stay away. Not easy!

    Congrats on the blog award :)

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  12. Cute cute cute shorts! As for basics - I tend to buy them all at once every couple of years or so - this last year I bought a white tee at La mixx on etsy and an black tee, a cream tee, and various soft tanks at alternative apparel when they had a sale. That way you just have them in your closet and don't have to worry about it. I love them for layering in the colder months. And a white tee is essential for summer.

    :)

    www.iwasthegoldengirl.blogspot.com

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  13. love the skirt !
    Thanks for your lovely comment^^
    xoxo

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  14. I love this look! You look FANTASTIC!!!!!!

    There's (another) award for you on MY blog! :P (congrats on the sparking one :)

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  15. Haha that sounds soo like something I would do. I will make up a little excuse to go to the shops and tell myself thats what I'm going for, but subconsciously I know that I will buy anything I like.

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  16. I am exactly the opposite to you, at one stage, I got into a basics rut and only bought basics and had the most boring closet imaginable. Still stuck there a little, but I'm working my way out :P

    I love your outfit by the way!

    xx miss anonymous.

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  17. Funny about the pj top, but hey it's a piece of clothing right!! I'm drooling over that draped vest!! Thanks for the blog award! You are super sweet *hugs*

    http://achameleonscloset.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love more unique pieces and have few basics, but since I got my first white tees, I discovered they're so useful!

    I found you via my good blog friend Jessica/Style Obsession's blog. Glad to have found you since we seem to have a bit in common. :)

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  19. Thanks so much for the award!!!!

    I love these finds! I have the same weird problem with basics- I don't own a white tee either (hmmm... shopping trip today?).

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  20. Congrats,sweetie on the award...You are so lovely and that outfit looks great on you:)
    Happy Monday and see you soon

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  21. Thank you for the award Lyddie !
    I have issues with basics too... I am hoping that the delivery man sends your order to my door !
    Great buys... and oh I dont mean to be persistent but,
    will you be doing the LACE give away ??

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  22. Thank you so much for the award darlin!!

    xoxo Lynzy

    Just sent you over an email, check it:)

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  23. The fringe necklace is fantastic! Love the draped olive vest too! :) You look so elegant and your hair looks good down. You should wear your hair down more often :)

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  24. The skirt is so cute and the jewellery is great

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  25. i am such an overbuyer when it comes to basics--you should come raid my closet!!
    in any case, your purchases look awesome, and i love the skirt you're wearing, too.
    p.s. the necklace came and i am very belatedly writing to say THANK YOU it's so gorgeous!!!! you are one skilled jeweler! xoxo to you.

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  26. Great finds, they are all so pretty! And you are very welcome for the award, you definitely deserve it! I love your blog ;)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  27. Honey..
    Congratulations you've got 150 FOLLOWERS!
    (haha Im Number 150)

    'XOXO
    www.itsmeroxy.blogspot.com

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  28. The pajama top works beautifully. Love the skirt you're wearing too. Wish I could wear them, but a bit too short

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  29. You did get some great deals!! I can't wait to see how you use the skort! And your pj top looks great =)

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  30. I'm with you - I don't own a white tee either! It's that completely blasphemous for a fashionista?!

    Love your finds! I'm glad you bought that striped shirt from TJMaxx! I tried it on and it just didn't fit my body correctly - so bummed!

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