Freckles in April: Winter Brights

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter Brights

Dress by me (similar), thrifted vest (similar), Gap jacket (similar), Kohls boots (similar), Charming Charlie earrings

Sorry. This picture was begging for a snooty mustache.

A couple years ago I paid full price for this jacket. That may not seem monumental to you but for me? That is huge. I don't pay full price for anything. I find something I want and then patiently wait for it to go on sale then I wait a little more until I have a coupon and it goes on better sale and THEN I will finally evaluate whether or not I really want it enough to spend money on it.

This jacket, though. I fell in love the instant I walked into Gap. There was only one left in my size and not a mark-down in sight. I bought it. Heaven help me, I forked over the full asking price and I have never regretted it. I have worn the living snot out of the jacket and it is holding up beautifully. Worth every penny.

And I really love it with this dress.

Link up your bright colors below! As always, don't forget the lovely ladies in the Flickr group.


20 comments:

  1. Your post made me laugh because I, too, actually paid full price for this jacket (the gray version). It was a difficult thing to do, but it was just calling for me.

    Isn't it a fun jacket? Instantly makes you feel like joining a biker gang. :)

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  2. That jacket is REALLY cute - and definitely worth full price :) Loving your dress too - what an awesome color!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. I'm so with you on the whole not-wanting-to-pay-full-price bit! At least you can justify the purchase by wearing it a lot! And it is VERY cute!

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  4. yet again I'm impressed by your serious sewing skills!! Love this outfit!

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  5. Aside from being ridiculously jealous that you can wear short sleeves and no tights outside without dying, I love the outfit. And that jacket is really cute - I love the asymmetrical zipper. I have a similar one (worn with the sari yesterday) and I totally love it.

    preethi
    lace, etc.

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  6. Cool jacket! I love a pop of color in the winter...definitely!!! It's been such an unusually warm winter, too.
    Your hair is beautiful...braided like that!

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  7. Love that jacket, and loveeeeee the color of that dress.

    Is it just me, or do you have a moustache drawn on in the second picture? I'm so confused by this... I actually removed the privacy screen on my laptop to double-check... I apologize if I'm making this up. Awkward...

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  8. You look so bad-a in that 2nd picture. The jacket, mustache and expression are perfection.

    North Meets South

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  9. Hey! I have a jacket just like that and i love it! It's from f21 though so you probably don't want to hear how little i paid for it. It was on sale, naturally. Haha. I always get made fun of for not wanting to buy anything full price, i feel ya. Full price is a big deal.

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  10. That jacket is worth full price. It's so edgy and cool.

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  11. I do this sort of thing ALL the time. Usually if I leave the store and am still thinking about the item the next day I'll let myself go back & buy it. But frequently I find myself thinking 'Pft only 30% off? Yeah right!'
    P.S. LOVE your mustache :)

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  12. Luv the jacket. It looks great on you. Worth every penny of that full price!!!

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  13. I just wish I was as patient as you- I need to learn to be, so I don't spend so much money! I love your hair here as well!! You look great!!

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  14. I absolutely love how you paired the vest with the dress. It looks fabulous! Now I'm off to see if I have any recent "winter brights" outfits I can link up to :)

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  15. Hello, I have just joined you and these gorgeous group for the firts time.
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  16. I never pay full price for items either, but I love your jacket!!!

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  17. Nice 'stache. That jacket is pretty incredible as well.

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  18. Good call on the jacket. I LOLed about the mustache too.

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  19. I have a jacket like that. :) I paid full price for it and I don't regret it because I absolutely fell in love with it. :)

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