So let me tell you about the $20 rule. It all started back in high school when my friends and I would go shopping at the mall. If something was $20.00 or more, we had to think about it reallllly hard to make sure that we really needed it. Like you have to have a few outfits together in your head before you can buy this article of clothing. You had to ask yourself multiple times, "is it really worth a whole $20 bill?" I still do this. $20.00 is a LOT of money to me! Especially now that I've caught the thrift bug and can't see paying more than $4.99 for something! I've actually kind of turned my $20 rule into a $10 rule... anything over ten and I'm doing some serious thinking about it!
Chambray Shirt: Forever 21 $20.00
Black T: Old
White Jeans: Goodwill $4.99
Charlotte Russe Flats: Goodwill $2.99
Hat: Maurice's $12.00
Total Outfit Cost: $39.98
So, this chambray shirt applied to my $20 rule, and this is how I justified it to myself... I have two chambray shirts that I've gotten at the Goodwill, and neither of them are exactly what I've been wanting. One of them (shown here) has silver studds on the collar, so I feel like I can't wear gold jewelry with it. The other one (shown here) has elastic around the waist, so it has to be wore with a belt. Neither are that perfect chambray shirt that I can see so many outfits with.. that's why I caved in and finally bought the perfect one!