My first purchase of the month is the vintage letterman jacket as pictured above. I have been lusting over getting my hands on the perfect vintage letterman jacket but found this to be quite tricky. I'm a lot broader in the shoulders than most women were in the 50's but men's jackets are always too long for me. When this beauty was posted on Instagram via Scout Boutique I double tapped it without any real consideration because vintage clothing rarely fits my busty frame. I've been stopping by Scout more frequently due to the fact that they'll be closing their 8th Avenue location and relocating to sharing space with their sister store, Lace Embrace.
At $60 for something that's already lasted 50+ years that fit like a dream it seemed as if this coat was made for me - and for Judy, of course.
Practical purchases only. Practical purchases only. Practical. Purchases. Only.
This was my mantra going into this challenge. I was thinking that I would buy pieces with some real longevity, that I would be unsubscribing to trends and focusing on some tried and true classics. First purchase? A pair of sequinned leggings (insert facepalm emoji).
To be fair though this was a replacement purchase. Yes, I am the type of person to wear out a pair of sequinned leggings. If I'm being honest sequinned pants seem to be a staple in my wardrobe. The pair I replaced were well over 5 years old with the sequins half missing. When I initially purchased them friends urged me to reconsider because how practical can sequinned pants really be? Well when the best compliment you've ever gotten about your style is that you look like a toddler styled you the answer to that is "hella practical".
Truth be told, I hope to never reach a point in my life where wearing sequinned leggings seems like a bad idea.
My third and final purchase for the month was another replacement product. A good ballet flat is a staple in my wardrobe and I've easily gone through about 6 pairs in the last three years because I wear them to death. My go-to use to be the basic leather pair from Gap. I used to reason that it was the best bang for my buck because at $30.00 a pair I could be careless with them and easily replace them.
I have been trying to change my shopping habits by buying better quality products in hopes of replacing them less often. These Sam Edelman ballet flats ($100+) seem to be a fashion blogger favourite and when they were on sale at Little Burgundy I decided it was time to invest more money in a better product.
First off, I found that these flats required absolutely no break-in time and were comfortable from day one. They are much more padded than other ballet flats I've owned with extra padding to provide arch support. The leather was much more supple than other leather shoes I've owned in the past and I can't wait to see how it wears over the next few months.