I bought a sleeveless gingham top on a summer trip to NYC when I was in high school and I literally wore that top to threads. Oddly enough, I can’t recall owning anything else with a gingham print since that favorite top of mine.
So, when I made an unplanned visit to The Limited last Friday, and saw today’s featured gingham top on one of the racks, I knew I had to own it. Now, let me tell you, there are some stores I never buy anything from without first visiting the store website. And, The Limited is one of those. But, it was the grand opening of the store. And, the store looked amazing. And, everything was 40% off. So, it couldn’t hurt to look, right?
Ten minutes after entering the store, I found myself in a dressing room with two skirts, a couple tops, and three dresses. I knew I needed more time to think about most of the items I tried on except one, the gingham top!
Here’s what I did in my mind to quickly confirm my decision to buy the top.
1. Can I wear it to work?
|Top—The Limited (similar), Cardigan—The Limited (similar),
Skirt—Banana Republic (similar),
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls (similar)
Belt and Bag—Hobo International via TJ Maxx
|Blazer—Banana Republic, Pants—Loft,
Belt—Talbots Outlet, Shoes—Coach via Marshalls
2. Would it work on the weekends?
|Cardigan—Talbots Outlet, Jeans—Elle via Kohls,
Bag—Linea Pelle, Shoes—Jessica Simpson via Marshalls