November 29, 2011

Meant to Be

Blazer: Anthropologie; Jeans: AG; Shirt and Belt: JCrew; Boots: Vince Camutto; Bag: H&M; Rings and friendship bracelets: c/o JewelMint; Earrings: c/o LeMode Accessories
I saw this Madchen blazer while shopping several months ago at Anthropologie.  It would be safe to admit, it was love at first sight.  As I glanced at it underneath the misty lights of the store, sitting perfectly coiffed on a cold, empty mannequin, I knew it had to be on me.  But, and there's always a but.  It carried a $258 price tag.  I knew we would never be, so regretfully, we parted ways.  I walked out of the store, looked back for one final glance (so dramatic, I know), and put it in my mind that I would never think of that blazer again.  Fast forward.   
A few weeks ago, I walked into that same Anthropologie, on a rainy night, with nothing else in mind but to return a polka dotted apron I had purchased.  I figured I would take a look around the store, just in case, and made my way to the sale rack.  And there it was.  That blazer.  Hanging clumsily between folds of sweaters.  One left.  Size small.  $70!  In a moment, I slinked that blazer off of the hanger, wrapped it around me, gazed softly into the mirror, and then totally high-fived myself!  Score!!  Call it fate, but somehow, this little blazer and I found each other again.  And when I exchanged it for the polka dotted apron, that I thank for allowing us to meet again, it really only felt like I bought this little gem for $40.
So, the moral of the story is this:  When it comes to shopping, and life, hold out.  If it is meant to be, it is meant to be.  If it's not, move on, or be happy with what you've got.  And, if you are patient and wait, you will be rewarded far more than any impulsiveness can give you.

49 comments:

lauren keys said...

i absolutely love those boots!!

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Natalya's Closet said...

Ahhhh I love this outfit, especially that blazer! Chic boots too! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Allison said...

I love the satisfaction of an amazing sale! I did the same thing recently - walked away from a camel-print midi dress from Anthro. Then I found it 1/2 price on Black Friday. Sooo happy!

Allie said...

You were just meant to have that blazer! It's so cute too. I love how the buttons pop out with the contrasting color and the print is adorable. And put together in an outfit like that just completes it! I love it!

Liesl said...

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute! :) Don't you just love when you find something that you once eyed and it is suddenly in your size at a price you can afford...it was meant to be!

Liesl :)

Lindsay R said...

haha this is so true. some wardrobe pieces are just meant to be.

love the boots, i may have to get some myself.

Lindsay

Kaleigh Michelle said...

haha I'm the same way! I'm returning this, and I have a store credit, so really I'm only spend $20, even though if you add up all the money I spent to get to here, it's more like $120 but WHO CARES! :) It looks very cute on you!
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CessOviedo said...

Oh that's an awesome blazer, you really got a great deal! Totally turns around denim on denim!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Gentri said...

First- I am totally jealous because I fell in love with that blazer online but the price tag was way too much. I think they're all gone now after their awesome black friday sale. :(

Second- I absolutely love this. :) It's so true and I have found lots of happiness (in finding good deals and in other ways as well) by being patient. :) Thank you.

Shabana said...

I love the way you connect a normal event to life philosophy! And you're looking gorgeous! I've passed on a Blog Award to you! http://thesilverkickdiaries.blogspot.com/2011/11/little-delights-tuesday_29.html

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Kelly said...

Gorgeous! It definitely was meant to be. I love finds like that :)

It's A Love Story said...

Perfect!

Whitney said...

I work at Anthro, and I def remember that blazer. Love love love!

mandyface said...

LOVE it!! I just got a coat from anthro orig $288, my price $35! Whammy!

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

such a wonderful love story :) the blazer looks great on you :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Frannie Pantz said...

I love the story and it is so true! I can't count how many times this has happened to me as well. And I love the blazer--totally worth the wait. And the boots, of course, are amazing!

Emma Frances said...

That is the best surprise ever! :] And it looks absolutely wonderful on you! Also I absolutely adore your boots!!

Ali Rodriguez said...

Haha I love this story. Great reminder that impulse shopping isn't all fun and games. Oh, and the blazer is great :)

projectdowhatyoulove said...

Ha ha I knew that was anthropologie from the moment I saw it! I have an anthropologie obsession except for their prices. : )
Also I love your boots! You look fab!

Natalie
www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

Jessica Gitler said...

so very true, I share the very same shopping philosophy!! and I am really loving your boots!!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Christi's Chirps said...

LOVE that blazer! :) Crazy how it was meant to be like that! I'm glad it worked out though, because it looks fantastic! I love how you've paired it too. The skinny belt completes the outfit.

Cheers,
Christi

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

loooove that blazer!!!

alicia said...

I love when things like that happen :) So meant to be + looks amazing on you!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness, I love how you added a belt to that adorable Anthropologie blazer! So creative!!

You look beautiful...as always!

xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

Samantha Elizabeth said...

Super cute!

Xo Samantha

www.samanthaelizabeths.blogspot.com

Lauren K said...

There's nothing better than finding a great piece of clothing you thought you 'missed out' on!

Love the blazer with your boots!

- Lauren

Myah said...

That jacket is super cute!
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Jessica Wray said...

I love when that happens! Some call it luck, I call it fate

Rachael said...

That's so great that you and your blazer found each other again! Yes, I know that sounded corny. It was on purpose. But that's really great! Plus, the fact that it was still there, months later?! That never happens!

Courtney B said...

Yes!! This was totally fate :) So happy you got this blazer... it looks perfect on you!
And I'm lovin' the boots!

Caitlin said...

This is SO true! I wanted these darling peep-toe heels with spikes on them made by Sam Edelman, but they were $175! I waited and waited and they finally went 50% off! Christmas gift to myself :)

Marionberry Style said...

That is such a great story! I love it when things turn out that way (cause lets face it, we've all left things behind at the store and we continue to think about it for days and days!)

The blazer looks like it was made for you! It's even BETTER that you scored it for $70!
XO - Marion

Veronika said...

I have that belt and I <3 it! love this outfit :)

Francesca Felix said...

that jacket is simply GORGEOUS!
francesca

The doll on fashion said...

Gorgeous autumnal coloured outfit!

The doll on fashion

kellynoelle said...

Love the denim on denim. And the color on that blazer is just to die for.

secondhandspring.

CupcakesOMG! said...

literally, this blazer...this entire looks...is everything!

love when the last one is your size. that, my friend, is what you call destiny.

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love that blazer katie!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Laurie said...

LOVE the blazer! Great Find!

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Laurie

Nikki said...

It's a cutie, and I'm so happy you found it again! It suits you perfectly! x

Sarah @ Pencil Skirts and Lattes said...

you look AMAZING (per usual) and I absolutely LOVE how you styled this look!! perfect!

Heather Pool said...

What a great jacket! love it with the belt!

Kathryn Elise said...

lovely outfit! I feel so guilty for buying fully priced items. I only buy things on sale!

Faith said...

i LOVE when that happens!

fabulous boots too!

Nicole said...

I think this blazer was worth the wait, because is gorgeous!

Xo
Nicole
The Owl Girl

b and e said...

You look amazing - I love this outfit sooooooooooo much!

bxx

Marian said...

Totally smitten on that jacket...and you:)

p e b b z said...

ooo i love those boots and the blazer is just so soo cute!! xx


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Anonymous said...

I just found this jacket at Anthro for the same great deal and had to buy it. I love the way you styled it with jeans and I would do the same, however, I'm having a hard time figuring out what to pair it with. Any other ideas?