F21 Mint Top ($13.80)
I was at F21 with my besties, and they peer pressured me into buying it. Not that I'm complaining... I don't own any mint-colored clothing items, so I am excited about introducing it into my wardrobe. P.S. is mint over? Am I like 2 years late on that train? Story of my personal style-life. Anyway, it's a lovely top and I'm sure you'll be seeing it a lot.
Now onto the crazy thing I bought. First off, a little back-story: A few days ago, I was walking to work (I have ten minute walk from my car to my building) and it was freezing and pouring rain outside. I was carrying a couple of bags, trying to stave off the rain and wind with my umbrella, all the while wearing my trusty rainboots (purchased for $20 from UO a few years ago). About halfway to the building, I realized my feet were soaking wet. I got to work and realized that my rainboots (both of them!) were completely split open. The sole had separated from the boot and the boot part had split.
Here's the thing. I wore those rainboots A LOT. Since they were plain black, I was able to wear them all day at work on rainy days. So I decided that it would be a good idea to invest in a new pair. A good pair that wouldn't split open. You might be seeing where this is going... I bought these!
Hunter Rain Boots ($135)
At $135, it felt kind of crazy, but for the past few years I have been trying to invest in better shoes (after pairs and pairs of cheap shoes that fell apart and made my back hurt). That's why you see me in Target/thrifted clothes and $150 boots. I budget for those boots, and I own way less shoes, but it's been totally worth it. It is really difficult to avoid the Target shoe section though :)
So, a few questions for you all:
Do any of you own Hunter rainboots? Are they worth it? Mine are on their way from Zappos and I can still return them if I decide I don't like them.
Is anyone else trying to invest in nicer shoes? I'm a total-cheapo, but I would rather have one nice thing than 5 cheap things (a tough lesson learned).
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