|Skirt: c/o Apricot Lane, Tee: Shade, Cardigan: Target, Tights: Target, Shoes: Old, Necklace: Made Myself, Bracelet: Gift|
The other day, when Emery and I both had the day off, we took a nice scenic drive over to Park City. Although most of the Fall leaves have dropped to the ground, there was still a little bit of color to enjoy. It's no Oregon (I may be a little biased), but Utah's mountains do provide some nice scenery!
We stopped along the way to take a little family picture. Not bad for just setting the camera on the bridge and using the self-timer...I can't believe both kids actually looked at the camera and smiled at the right time!
Once we got to Park City, we made our way to the outlet stores. I found the cutest lace-up boots, which I am super excited to wear! The kids each got a sweater and Emery was a grump, so he didn't get anything (he hates the outlet mall).
At one point in our shopping excursion I found myself in JCrew, about to purchase a cardigan that was on sale. Then I started thinking. The only reason I was wanting to buy that sweater was because of the name on the label. I remember acting like that in high school, always wanting those silly sweaters that had "American Eagle" or "Abercrombie" plastered all over the front. Why was my adult self caring so much about having the "it" brands in my closet? I guess it's just easy to get sucked back into that mentality when all of the "popular" bloggers have certain things. Their daily outfits consist of Anthropologie, Madewell, JCrew and even more expensive high-end brands. But the reality of the situation is that I can't afford to shop at those stores. I will probably never own a pair of Louboutins or a Balenciaga bag. And that's ok, right? Because as far as I know, the majority of the population can't afford those items either. And this isn't high school. So, I quietly put the cardigan back and left the store.
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