Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Prairie - One

Tee:  H&M
Hoodie:  Prairie Underground via Hot Mama
Jeans:  Lux, thrifted
Shoes:  Target

I nearly died when this bright Prairie Underground hoodie came in at Hot Mama.  Colors I had seen in this style were typically muted.  I momentarily resisted trying it on for fear of what I knew would be too tempting of a purchase.  The price tag read just over $200!  Granted, I get an employee discount, but still.

Somewhat hesitantly, I tried it on.  Pure LOVE.  I'm a girl who knows and loves her casual-wear, so hoodies and sweatshirts abound in my closet.  But this one...this one was soooooo different.  It made me feel special.  The color made me glow.  The fit made me feel light and slim.  And that ruffled collar made me feel like a queen.  I calculated the value of the hoodie by how much I would wear it, how much I love it, and how I feel IN it.  I determined that sacrificing a few smaller purchases in order to afford this one was worth it. 

And now I will spend the month of October proving to myself that cost-per-wear matters MORE than the cost of the item itself.  Oh boy, here I go.


Anna said...

Love this!! The neckline is fantastic!

Frannie Pantz said...

Absolutely worth it!!! I adore this coat. I have a cropped jacket much like it (only a much cheaper and not as cool version) and consequently call it my Queen Victoria jacket because I feel like a Queen in it as well. I love the color, the collar and the fit. You look like royalty in it! (Just sayin . . .)

two birds said...

that is a really cool sweatshirt and i am sure you will wear it a lot! so, totally worth it! you look great in red and that collar is awesome.

Along Abbey Road said...

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Orange Autumn said...

ohhhh!!! Do I LOVE this!! I adore the color!

TaraMixandMatch said...

What a fun jacket...love the bright color!

Josie said...

What a GREAT color! I can't wait to see all the ways you style it.
xo Josie

Rebecca said...

That is a fantastic hoodie, and it looks like it will be super versatile.

Sal said...

OH yes. I've got the long version in three colors and, spendy as they are, they earn their keep. SO marvelous!

Gracey said...

This is great - it looks amazing on you!

Franca said...

Good for you - it looks great!