I mentioned wanting to go shopping on Tumblr last week and this weekend I did.
I got 3 things.
- Skinny Denim
- A Blazer
- A Dress
I just feel like the thought of spring is coursing through my veins lately! I want to reorganize my wardrobe but the weather is still in the 20’s so I’m in a state of suspension. I’ve packed away a few heavy things I’m done with. Extra sweaters, sweater dress, thicker oxfords.
Man I felt so good after shopping Friday night. Criminally good. I ended my Madewell ban (mainly because I only buy Madewell denim) and I made the plunge to buy something off my wishlist I’ve wanted for easily over a year.
First, denim. Arg, I go on & on about how I rarely wear denim. I have 1 pair of blue jeans that I bought over a year ago at Madewell. Rail straight. I just don’t usually feel good in pants. I often feel suffocated.
That’s almost a lie though because my black skinnies I wore on a weekly basis but they’re more like jeggings.
But now it’s March. And just like last year at this time I’m suddenly done with my black skinnies until next Autumn. It’s this feeling that washes over me and I just CAN’T put them on anymore. They’re cold-weather pants and I want the damn sun!
And maybe it’s all the Supernatural denim-clad’ness or maybe it’s Rinka in all her denim embracing “otona” style but GD I wanted a pair of skinny denim again. I haven’t had a pair in over a year. So I figured 1 pair of denim a year from Madewell is nothing to feel guilty over, haha. So I picked up the canister wash of their Skinny Skinny Ankle. My Rail Straight from them is the dusty blue wash so I wanted some variety in the two pairs of jeans I own (hahaha!)
While there I tried that Bistro Dress I’ve heard a lot of raves about. The fit is as good as they say! Madewell dresses are usually too long all over for me but this one is perfection. I picked it up because I figured I could dress it down for the office and dress it up for this semi-casual wedding I have next month. Plus it’s RED. Mmm, my favorite color.
Then I went to Jcrew. I had wanted a Schoolboy Blazer for, hmm, a year and even passed over one during a decent sale. But also I had wanted a classic grey blazer (this is why I never bought the Schoolboy one, something wasn’t quite perfect about it.) I tried on the Super 120’s gray blazer and the fit was just… it looks better on me than on the hanger and that rarely happens!
Maybe because I felt I really had reached a place where I shop more responsibly (less impulse, less waste) or maybe because I always buy myself something for my birthday (next month,) but I was really into buying it. I walked away to think about it and tried on a few blazers at Nordstroms & Zara to compare. Ended up going back and getting it and the damn thing was $50 off! It didn’t give any indication of sale & wasn’t on sale online (I checked before buying it in store hahah.)
Lucky, lucky! :)
I’ve been able to use these tights a couple of times since receiving them. They’re from TRAIN. They claim to heat your body up by 1.1°C (2.0°F) degrees after 30 minutes of wear using a mixture of ginger, chamomile, and capsaicin. Also soothes and “moisturizes” dry winter skin.
I do notice a difference compared to my normal 120den tights. The biggest difference is when standing or between windy gusts. The cool air still gets through (though not as easily than regular tights with denier lower than 120) but the moment you stop or the wind stops your legs suddenly don’t feel cold anymore. In general they feel warmer more quickly!
I can’t say I’ve seen a difference with the moisturizing effect but these are my favorite tights to pair underneath my fleece-lined tights on cold days out in the city. I also like the design of the waist support. It’s shaping but not suffocating making a good fit for pairing with other tights on the coldest of days.
I saw they were on sale at imomoko.com recently.
Overall I’m really happy I got these. Good quality, good fit. Great for winter :)