dare me

So I just started a part-time job working for a rare book dealer, and the showroom is in a beautiful building on Yonge that just happens to house an Urban Outfitters. I went there on my lunch and found this on sale:

It's a Lark & Wolff by Steven Alan blouse and it's only $40, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of an actual Steven Alan shirt. I stood in line to pay for it but since I only had half an hour for lunch, well, I didn't have enough time to deal with the lineup (why are the teens never in school?) and the slowest cashiers in the history of ever, both occupied with performing returns. I hung the shirt on the closest rack and left, then thought, "Saved by a hissy fit!" (I am trying to save money, you see). Now I think I should get it anyway. Should I take a break later and go back and get it? Say yes and I'll totally do it!

Still no sign of Lula. I've been checking almost every day!


  1. does it fit well? is the quality up to par for steven alan shirts? if yes and yes, buy it!

    i haven't been inside an Urban in a while, so i can't tell if it's worth it or not. but it looks very adorable and well-priced.

  2. I think it's totally worth it for $40, so I bought it! And I really like it. The fabric is really nice and the details are so cute.

    After I wrote this I read a really sad blog post on another blog and felt really superficial for posting this! Yay!

  3. yay! for getting the blouse!
    yay! for being superficial!

  4. that top is cute. totally worth $40. the scooped yoke is really sweet... and that high waisted skirt. i likey.

  5. i always feel guilty about purchases, but then i realize i'm always broke anyway, & we always find a way to get by, & sometimes you need to spurge on yourself!
    ps. peter pan collars are irresistible

  6. Oh, it realy is lovely! I don't think I'd be able to resist.

  7. Speaking of rare books, I just heard about the Fischer Rare Book library at UofT. Have you been? If so, what is it like?!