Hoodie: Prairie Underground via Hot Mama
Jeans: Lux, thrifted
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.