Polka Dot Jeans

April 21, 2014

I bought these polka dot jeans from the Gap several months ago for pennies; I had unexpectedly come into a substantial amount of Gap Inc. rewards* and wandered into the store expecting to spend my windfall on new pajamas, only to walk out with two oversized shopping bags full of sale clothes instead.

 *an aside: not completely unexpected as I bought my dad some weekend clothes from Banana Republic and in one trip managed to spend more money than I normally blow through in a year on myself, resulting in a scary amount of rewards. My point: BR store card, would recommend if you are a frequent shopper.

Among my haul are these jeans which I almost immediately regretted buying (the fit was unappealingly baggy at the time). But I started wearing them with frequency after I intentionally "cultivated mass (video link; has sound)" for the winter and found that my skinny jeans had become unbearably restrictive. These jeans got me through a few rushed mornings when "I have nothing to wear" which, given the size of my wardrobe, the irony was not lost on me.

I was trying to glean a transferable lesson from this story but alas, shopping is a fairly empty exercise. And I am always delighted by its trivial exuberance.
H&M Fitted Coat | CherryKoko Lace Blouse (similar) | Gap 1969 Destructed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans (similar) | Marc Jacobs Quilted Westside Bag | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)
A recent purchase that I would unconditionally recommend is this white fitted coat from H&M; it's fairly unremarkable as far as workmanship is concerned but the lightly puffed sleeves are so irresistible. You can also visit Extra Petite for more styling ideas.

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10 comments

  1. Loving it absolutely! Everything with so many different styles and looking so pretty together.

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  2. I've always adored polka dots, wore some in the form of a jcrew button down today! Anyway, love this trendy but clean outfit on you!

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    1. You need to better document your outfits and hauls on Instagram! My fascination with your closet and style is not adequately sated with the infrequent posting schedule you are on! :-D

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  3. Ha, ha. "Cultivating mass" is hilarious, and my body is very "intentional" about it even though I rather it were not. My body just packs it on in colder months, as well as under even the remotest hint of stress. I was quite relieved, though, with the return of warmer weather, it thankfully melted off. I now find myself richer by a few pairs of new pants that are useless until the latter part of next winter when the mass will mostly like once again be unbearable for my regular pairs.

    I find your writing delightful, treating fare such as fashion and shopping with equal amounts of levity and gravitas it deserves.

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    1. Thank you for tolerating my self-indulgent writing. I am a fairly serious person with a slightly impenetrable sense of humor so it's always surprising to me that people might enjoy my ramblings. :)

      And you are very lucky that your body regulates so well for temperature and stress; if only I were as lucky as you! I try not to be too concerned about weight but should probably stop eating three dozen cookies in one sitting lest I outgrow all my clothes, which would be expensive to replace.

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  4. Elle you always have the cutest clothes. I really adore your top.

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  5. I love the jeans on you, so fun!

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