Ghosts of Purchases Past

March 20, 2018

Greetings and salutations! Today I'm sharing one of my classic, "Lizzie McGuire you are an outfit repeater looks!" I'm wearing one of my most favorite pieces an Adam Lippes for Target turtleneck, American Apparel thermal, BDG denim, and chelsea boots. You might even remember this post from 2015.
This turtleneck has become one of my favorite pieces. The material is so strong and durable, it keeps me warm, and I just find plaid so comforting. Its always a nice pick me up on days where layers are a must. I remember when the Adam Lippes for Target look book dropped, and I instantly knew I had to do whatever it took to get this turtleneck. I remember carefully coveting this item the day of the release in my then punk rock bedroom. I felt so pleased with myself when I was able to order this turtleneck. Since then I've worn it + a thermal countless times. Its one of my favorite outfits!
Not too long ago while putting this turtleneck on I got to thinking on how bummed out I would have been if I had not added this piece to my closet. Nothing keeps me up at night more than a) where we are at as a nation and b) the clothes I didn't buy. Although secondhand e-retailers like Poshmark, Tradesy, Vinted, and eBay have certainly made it easier to find long lost pieces there's still an indescribable pang of regret I feel for losing out on something I wanted.

I couldn't help but recall some of the pieces I've passed on over the years that I wish I had just bought instead of being cheap. I'm still kicking myself over. I thought it might be fun to share!
Although a few of these items are just from this past year, I think my biggest regret is the Versace for H&M silk print scarf. I found it at a thrift store and talked myself out of it. To this day I'm still looking for it. There is some good news though! I finally got the Victoria Beckham for Target dress! I have been wanting it for almost a year now and found it NWT for what it cost at Target! Coming to the blog soon! I also managed to snag the Kate Spade iPhone case as well!
Nevertheless, I definitely am so grateful for everything in my closet. I've been digitizing everything in my wardrobe (a blog post for a different day) and it has definitely made me more conscious and grateful for the things I own. It all has a story and was picked with love and brings me joy.

What are your ghosts of purchases past?

Wearing: Top - Adam Lippes for Target (old), thermal - American Apparel, jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Lord & Taylor (old), watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs

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32 comments

  1. I love the idea behind this post "the ghosts of purchases past" haha!!! So clever! Also, these photos are absolutely stunning - love the coffee shop vibe!

    -Emily | www.East91Blog.com

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  2. Oh I'm all with you, I'm totally crying over something I didn't buy lol. Since I regretted not buying a gorgeous piece, I go for almost every item as long as it's affordable.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. Haha thanks Simone. That's a good strategy. I don't think I can change haha I still am so hesitant, but I consider return policies now!

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  3. You look beautiful babe! It's always good to invest in some basic pieces such as the turtleneck! They never go out of style if you would ask me. And speaking of the Versace x H&M silk scarf, I also have one! :) Have a lovely weekend babe!

    Vivian x

    www.viviantse.net

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  5. Your sweater is lovely! There's always going to be something you regret not buying.
    I love that Victoria Beckham for Target dress, btw!

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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    1. Thanks Kelsey, I finally got around to buying it and am going to do a post soon!

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  6. Loving the Lizzie MGuire reference! ;-D I'm loving your turtleneck - believe it or not, I don't actually have one in my own wardrobe and that definitely needs to change. It's such a classic piece and you're clearly getting a lot of wear out of it!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thanks Emily haha Lizzie McGuire was such a good show. I love this turtleneck its a classic you need to get one!

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  7. LOL you are just too funny, girl! You look gorgeous as always - this post makes me want to shop xx

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  8. So many great styles! Love the boots!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  10. Girl, I honestly repeat outfits more often than I don't lol!!! I too am obsessed with turtlenecks, they're just so cozy.. how are you supposed to want to wear anything else?!

    xox Kirsten // http://kirstenwendlandt.com/do-bloggers-have-the-responsibility-to-be-honest/

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    1. I'm on the same boat! Turtlenecks are so fun and warm! Your neck is never cold haha

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  11. Pretty amazing collections.
    I love it and thanks for sharing pretty

    Much Love, Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
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  12. Loving your outfit and that lipstick - it suits you! I love a good turtleneck too! xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  13. Loved this post! Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  14. There are so many pieces I wish I hadn't talked myself out of buying... But I've had my fair share of stupid purchases too. Oh well!
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  15. I love turtlenecks! they do look so classy. I know what you mean, I do have a few regrets about pieces that I talked myself out of buying and now I'm hopelessly looking for something similar to buy! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|

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    1. So glad you understand except I want the exact same thing haha! I can't get over it!

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  16. These photos are amazing!! Such a cute cafe' :) you look pretty.


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