{outfit post} My Husband's Shirt

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm the designated shopper in our house (as if that's not obvious). I do the shopping for groceries, toiletries and all clothing. The only thing I don't do is electronics. My husband is fairly easy going when it comes to apparel, his only stipulations are that it must be soft and not make him sweat. He basically lives in shorts and t-shirts. He is not fashion forward, I am aware of that and there's pretty much nothing I can do about it. I still try however, like the other day I brought home this plaid button down for him. He actually loved this shirt, but it was too big for him. We were both really bummed, because it's a great shirt! It's extremely soft and it has a worn in feel (i think it's almost see through in some places). Instead of taking the shirt back, I decided I wanted to keep it for myself. It's a mens extra large, so it is way too big for me too, but with a little knotting and rolling of the sleeves, you can hardly tell!

I paired the shirt with a pair of denim shorts and lace up boots. I have witnessed the trend of the mid calf lace up boot resurgence, but, I refuse to buy a pair of these cowboy inspired boots... I happen to already own a pair. When I went home over Christmas, I had my mom dig these old things out of the closet! They are over 13 years old and they have actual cow shit on them! Take that hipsters! I recognize that I look like a total hipster in this outfit, but It doesn't bother me. I love being able to create a look that is completely on trend while utilizing re-imagined materials.
Total Outfit Cost: $35.96
Estimated Retail: $294.99


{shirt}
brand: Quicksilver
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
estimated retail: $62.00

{shorts}
brand: Joe's Jeans
purchase price: $5.99
purchased from:The Goodwill
estimated retail: $69.00
{tights}
brand: Apt. 9
purchase price: $6.99
purchased from: Kohl's
estimated retail: $12.99


{bracelet}
brand: MoneeElizabeth
purchase price: $16.00
purchased from:Etsy
estimated retail:$16.00

{ring}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $0.99
purchased from:eBay
estimated retail: $14.99

{boots}
brand: Ariat (that's a legit western brand)
purchase price: I couldn't even begin to tell you.
purchased from: They were my moms and then passed down to me.
estimated retail: $120.00



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