Just before the ban came into effect, I bought these beauts:
And let me tell you, I LOVE THEM WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING. They are Frye Engineer 8Rs, and I’ve probably worn them six days of the past fourteen. I don’t do that, even with new shoes.
I’ve found that these short motorcycle boots are considerably more versatile than I’d imagined … but also that having them in my wardrobe takes me in different stylistic directions than I’d have gone without them. I find myself constructing imaginary outfits around the boots, some of which require items not yet in the wardrobe. Which can lead to trouble, considering the ban …
Thrifting two weeks ago for my week 1 purchases, I came across what would become this week’s purchase. It was $13 all by itself, and I’d already spent $7.50 of my allotted $10 for that week. Panicked, I called Husband Mike from ARC’s Value Village and asked him to talk me down from cheating on my ban during the very first week.
“Put it back. Tomorrow’s Monday. It’s a new week. If it’s there tomorrow, buy it and take $3 from another pot. That’s not cheating.”
BRILLIANT! And, luckily, it was still there when I returned the following day. I snatched it from the racks, and marched right up to the checkout without even looking at another item. And I am sooooooo pleased that I did.
$13 at ARC’s Value Village
Fulfills: Well, nothing, really. But I was able to quickly and easily assemble 3 awesome outfits around the skirt and the Fryes, so it definitely qualifies as a good buy. Behold:
All tops were already in my wardrobe. Yay! And I will regret saying this in March when all I want is a smidgen of sunshine, but I cannot WAIT until it gets cold enough for me to wear this skirt! Totally worth foregoing a Starbuck’s hot choc to cover the extra $3, don’t you agree?