Jacket - Theory, ebay
Blouse - 4everyoung
Jeans - The Limited, thrifted
Shoes - Eject, ebay
Shopping would be a good thing to give up for lent. I don't usually do Lent because I'm not particularly religious in that aspect, and other than shopping, I'm not really an overly indulgent person. I like stuff, I like good (and bad for me) foods. But I am usually quite moderate in my consumption.
So this year I'm giving up fear for Lent. I let myself make too many decisions out of anxiety and panic. I have put off too much, making phone calls, making appointments, so I am going to aim to let go of my fears and work hard. And hopefully, it won't end at Easter, but continue on into a habit.
Reasons I'm glad I didn't quit shopping yet- this jacket. I usually stick to ridged search perimeters when ebayiing, but I happily stumbled across this jacket in someone's shop. After some research, I realized it was an absolute STEAL for her BIN and snapped it up before someone else found it. Theory leather jackets at retail go from $599-800 or more. I did spend more than I might at Goodwill ($60), but I usually don't stumble across things like this there. I think I've caught Sheila's leather obsession.
The leather still has lots of room to break in, but it's soft and comfortable. Plus the seaming on the inner elbow allows for comfortable movement (my biggest problem when it comes to leather). Speaking of seaming, this has my favorite kind. You can kind of see on yesterday's blouse, it has nearly identical seams. It also has my favorite mandarin-style collar.