The other day I received the new JCrew catalog in the mail.
A momentus day it would have been if not for this shopping ban I put myself on!
As I thumbed about a 1/4 of the way through, my eyes fell upon an outfit that I knew I had to have as soon as I saw it.photo from website...not as pictured in catalog
A polka dot wrap shirt layered under a ruched cardi with jeans and pearls.
So my wheels started turning and I realized I have some very similar pieces and could recreate the whole thing a la Eleanor style!
My cardi is ruched in the front as well but with a chiffon layer. I have never worn this cardi and bought it a few years ago.
The polka dot button up doesn't have a tie since it is clearly not a wrap shirt, but paired with this satin bow belt I thrifted for $1 (new with tags!) last year and have never worn either, it gives the same effect with a little more drama.
A multi strand pearl necklace in gray was the perfect accessory to top it off with...and I wore boyfriend jeans since they just felt right.
Now....for some advice....
This Sunday my company is offering all employees a one day extra discount (combined with our already generous discount which = bargain of the century!!) to kick off the start of 3rd quarter sales and give us a chance to snatch up the newest fall styles.
As the store manager, I do feel it is important to "represent" the brand.
And obviously there are a few things that I would love to own....
So, for the sake of team spirit...do I break the ban for one day only to only shop in my store???
To be a team player...
To help boost sales...
To give me that sweet, sweet rush one gets when buying new stuff...
What do you think I should do???
cardi and cami: ny&co
polka dot button up: limited
satin bow belt: thrifted banana republic ($1!!!!)
boyfriend jeans: express