Polka Dot Jeans

I bought these polka dot jeans from the Gap several months ago for pennies; I had unexpectedly come into a substantial amount of Gap Inc. rewards* and wandered into the store expecting to spend my windfall on new pajamas, only to walk out with two oversized shopping bags full of sale clothes instead.

 *an aside: not completely unexpected as I bought my dad some weekend clothes from Banana Republic and in one trip managed to spend more money than I normally blow through in a year on myself, resulting in a scary amount of rewards. My point: BR store card, would recommend if you are a frequent shopper.

Among my haul are these jeans which I almost immediately regretted buying (the fit was unappealingly baggy at the time). But I started wearing them with frequency after I intentionally “cultivated mass (video link; has sound)” for the winter and found that my skinny jeans had become unbearably restrictive. These jeans got me through a few rushed mornings when “I have nothing to wear” which, given the size of my wardrobe, the irony was not lost on me.

I was trying to glean a transferable lesson from this story but alas, shopping is a fairly empty exercise. And I am always delighted by its trivial exuberance.

H&M Fitted Coat | CherryKoko Lace Blouse (similar) | Gap 1969 Destructed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans (similar) | Marc Jacobs Quilted Westside Bag | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar)

A recent purchase that I would unconditionally recommend is this white fitted coat from H&M; it’s fairly unremarkable as far as workmanship is concerned but the lightly puffed sleeves are so irresistible. You can also visit Extra Petite for more styling ideas.

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