Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A Sinful Purchase
I am going straight to hell.
As much as 80 percent of the world's population lives in abject poverty, according to some statistics, and I just bought ripped-up pants. On purpose.
That just seems so..... sinful.
But, I couldn't help myself. They're ripped, a trend I've never been a fan of, and paint-splattered, again, not a trait I'm into, but they're soooooo soft. And that I am definitely into. Softness is my Achilles heel when it comes to clothing: extreme, pillowy, baby's-butt softness. Can't......stay....away.
So, I bought the J. Crew broken-in, destroyed boyfriend chinos (no longer on the Website but these $19.99 chinos are close).
They were $19.99, which I figure will keep me in one of the cooler, outer circles of hell rather than smack-dab in the middle where everyone who paid the full $79.50 will end up.
Outfit: Ideeen nude mesh trench coat (my attempt at nailing the DVF Brady jacket everyone went gaga over when it was featured in Lucky magazine last year — see posting from July 2, '09); Victoria's Secret vintage beach tank (one of two things purchased online in the past five years that I wasn't completely horrified to see IRL); J. Crew destroyed boyfriend chinos; Klub Nico gladiator sandals; cheapie circle necklace.