the scoop: I’m wearing an xs in this slightly cropped sweater. If you don’t want the cropped look then just size up. // wearing a 00 in these Lucky jeans. I love the wash, and they are stretchy, but I feel like I’m always pulling them up. Hmmm… // wearing a 6.5 in these Frye boots (they are sold out in this color, but available in more winter tones, see below).
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When it comes to investing in something, whether it’s a pair of boots, a fuzzy sweater, piece of jewelry, or bag, don’t do so just because someone says to. Invest in something because you want to, but more than that, invest in something because wearing it makes you feel like your best self. If you put on a $20 sweater, look in the mirror and feel “meh,” well then you can decide if you want it or not. Maybe it will grow on you. Maybe it will end up in a cardboard fajita box in your attic (um… that was me last night. Seriously!)
It is my personal belief though that if you’re trying on a $200 sweater then it better make you feel something, good or bad! You might feel like eeeekkk that looks terrible, in which case you just saved $200, or you might feel like WOW this makes me feel unstoppable! That latter feeling is how I ended up in this outfit below.
These Gal Meets Glam Frye boots are A) perfect, but B) also make me feel like I can accomplish anything when I put them on. Maybe you’re rolling your eyes with how much weight I’m putting into a pair of boots, and that’s fine, you can think that. Regardless, I do believe in the power of investing in yourself. And perhaps my most common way of doing so is by spending a little extra to get exactly what I want, to get something special, to get something that makes me feel special. A splurge should always end in a smile. Always.
Unfortunately these GMGxFrye boots are pretty much sold out, but that doesn’t mean your perfect pair of boots isn’t out there. When I saw these boots for the first time on Gal Meets Glam they made me question what to expect from a combat boot. Did I absolutely love them at first? No, at first I was confused because they are so different and unique. Then I went to the launch party of these boots in NYC, saw the boots and fell in love!
This sweater is fully stocked here. Check it out! I’m a sucker for anything pink, even though I swear my favorite color is navy blue. (I feel like I don’t even like pink that much? Apparently I do though.)
Anyway, one of the things I’m constantly reminding myself of is this idea of saving not settling. Don’t settle for the $20 sweater just because you can afford it that second. Save for the $200 sweater because that sweater is A) better quality (obviously), and B) because that is the sweater that you’re going to grab for when you have an important day at work, or a big test at school, or are having a bad day and need to cheer yourself up. Saving rather than settling. Try it out. What’s the worst that can happen? You become less of an impulse buyer and end up with some nice stuff? Exactly.
What are your thoughts on investing in yourself? Let me know what you think, thanks!