Polka Dots & Leather

Monday, August 27, 2012

This post should have been called the plight of a girl and her leather pants. I have been in search of a pair of faux leather pants for 2 years! I have seen a few pairs online at places like Top Shop & H&M, but they were always sold out. The only thing I could find in person, were faux leather leggings, and those things have got to be the most disgusting feeling thing I've ever put on my body!

Finally, a couple weeks ago, I found the exact pair I have been looking for! I was at a Forever 21 and they had one pair of leather cigarette pants left! Knowing they were a size too small, I bought them anyways. Most of Forever 21's jeans stretch on me, but I knew better with the leather ones. I ended up returning them to another store, which was sold out of the pants as well, in exchange for store credit :(

However, the happy ending is, I was able to order them online from Forever 21 and they fit wonderfully!! After two years I was finally able to find the pants I wanted at the price point I wanted! Budget shopping is a persistence game ladies!
*Note: I just looked on the F21 website and these pants are sold out, what a royal bummer!!

My entire outfit today cost $79.46.... I think that's a record high on {mtc}!! But, with a vintage Cynthia Rowley bag and leather pants... it's still a really good deal!!

{leather pants}
brand: Forever 21
purchase price: $32.50
purchased from: Forever 21
suggested retail: $32.50

{peplum top}
brand: Hearts
purchase price: $12.99
purchased from: Marshalls
suggested retail: unknown

** Let's Talk Peplums.... I LOVE them!! Isn't this girly polka-dot one just perfect? **

brand: unknown
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

brand: Cynthia Rowley
purchase price: $19.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

brand: Aldo
purchase price: $799
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $60-$80

A little Monday trivia for you, did you ever wonder where the word "Polka Dot" came from?

Well, I did, and here is what I found....

"An early recorded use of the term "polka dot" is in 1854 in The Yale literary magazine, Volume 122, Page 7. The pattern is named for the dance of the same name, making one suspect there is a connection linking the pattern to the dance. Instead, the name was settled upon merely because of the dance's popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable. Many other products and fashions of the era also adopted the polka name. (source: Wikipedia)"

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