So I don't actually have a list of shopping rules written down anywhere (I probably should) but I do have a loose set of guidelines in my head I try and shop by. One of them (we'll call it #9) is this: "If you continue to think about an item after you passed it up and can picture multiple ways you will wear it, it is worth going back for." I love trying on clothes, especially sparkly impractical cocktail dresses that I have no need for. So many times I can walk away knowing I don't "need" that piece. But every now and then an item will keep popping up in my head or I'll find myself wishing I had it for a certain outfit. When that happens I figure it means it will probably be worth the purchase.
That happened with these pants. After spotting several bloggers wearing the Current/Elliott gray leopard skinnies, I knew I loved them, but was never going to spend the $198 for them. Then I saw these VERY similar jeans at Target for $23 (God bless that store), but still said no for the sake of self control. Several weeks passed and I knew they needed to call my closet home. Now we are very happy together.
Kitty never passes up an opportunity to be in a photo
Do you have any shopping rules you live by?