Friday, January 14, 2011

a ripped shoulder is not the end of the world

sweater- wet seal, tee, tights, and belt- forever 21, skirt- Old Navy, boots- urban original

I'd been looking for this type of sweater for a while (I wanted to try out this trend), but I didn't want to spend too much money on it and most of the ones I saw were $25-30.  I know, that really isn't crazy expensive, but I try to hold out to see if I can find it for cheaper!  Enter this sweater from Wet Seal, which usually has stuff that isn't my taste, but occasionally I can find something cute there.  The sweater was 50% off (making it under $15) because when I found it, the entire shoulder seam was ripped, as was a section of the sleeve.  I debated whether or not it was worth it to buy damaged goods, even though it was a good price, and then I realized I should take advantage of the deal!  I mean, I'm no seamstress, but it took me all of ten minutes to sew up the problem areas, and now it is good-as-new!  Do you guys ever buy damaged clothes and then fix them up?

silver earrings- gift from best friend :)

Also, I just have to give these recent Forever 21 purchases a shout-out!  The blue tee and gray tights might not look like anything special, but I think Forever 21 has some really great basics in terms of quality-to-price ratio.  This t-shirt is a lovely heathery blue color, oh so soft, and under $4 bucks.  Also, these gray tights are thick and warm- perfect for winter!

I'm going to a white wine tasting tonight, how grown-up of me! haha  What do you guys have planned for the weekend?  Also, check back on Sunday, I'm going to try a new kind of post! :)

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At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Yerma said...

Nice skirt and good work with the sweater!!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Envysplendour said...

Love your cardigan!

X Laila - EnvySplendour

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous L. said...

your sweater is adorable!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

what a great sweater! i totally buy ripped items and them fix them - especially when im vintage shopping!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Grunge Glam said...

lovely outfit and thankyou for the omment on my blog :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Ribka said...

that's a great idea to buy the damage things and then fix them up! I'll try :)
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At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous MARIAMKHAN said...

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At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Sophi Newman said...

I don't usually buy things that need alteration or fixing unless it's a really amazing find because I already have such a huge backlog of things to alter! That is a really fabulous sweater though, and you really can't tell that it was at all damaged.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Linton from London said...

I love it! Very nice sweater and I like the entire outfit.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Megan said...

LOVE the sweater! i love printed sweaters :) so fun and wintery!


At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Lacencoffee said...

I often buy damaged goods and mend them myself (or get my Mum to) They don't even have to be in the sale, I'll bring the damage to the sales girl's attention and ask for discount. Most of the time they knock a lot off and if they don't, I don't buy it.

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Ellenreviewsblog said...

Nice neutral colors :) Great buy for the shirt :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous SarahBeth said...

I love all these blues and grays together- it looks really good! And yes, I buy clothes that I can mend very often- if you can fix it, why not? :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Tashrin said...

I really think you';re very crafty. I am not bad with hand sewing but I can't yet get my machine to sew in a straight line, so no I have never bought damaged goods. But I did buy quite a few oversized vintage skirts and got them taken in to fit me. In fact 90% of my skirt collection is vintage. :)

Look forward to hearing from you


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At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Rosie said...

Love your cardi - I wish I could fix stuff up, but instead I have to pay full price, haha.
The skirt is also super-cute,

Rosie x

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous taking pictures over heels said...

your grey tights are so beautiful! I've been looking for ones but I don't find the perfects yet.
Happy weekend :)!!

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous kat said...

thats such a cute sweater!! :)

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Maria said...

Love it! Take advantage of a deal whenever you can! Have a great weekend XOXO

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Courtney Thomas said...

I often buy damaged things and then patch them up at home - as long as you're willing to put the time in it's a great way to get a deal!

xoxo ~ Courtney

At June 14, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Anonymous Gertrude Aquilina said...

Love the cardigan.. if it's so cheap I think that I would end up buying it. But honestly I never did up till now! x


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