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Pinterest, Cardies, and Bargain Shopping
I am a huge Pinterest fan. And a lot of the time, I find things I'd love to own but can't afford. Like hundred dollar boots, or a gorgeous dress I'd probably wear only twice. But sometimes, I come across something I know I can find cheaper elsewhere. Something not identical, but close enough that it would be difficult to tell which is which.
My favorite piece in the fall and winter (okay, maybe spring and summer, too) is the cardigan. I feel naked without one. So naturally, I fall in love with nearly every one I find. But lately, I'm attracted to these tribal-inspired sweaters and I sowant to find a decently priced one.
This one is absolutely gorgeous, right? I love the colors and how comfy it looks. I would honestly wear this every day if I could. But it's a hefty $68. If I had plenty of money, I'd splurge on this bad boy. But I don't. So I found the next best thing.
This one, however, is under $22. I love how the sleeves are baggier around the arms, and the colors still intrigue me. This one is on Ebay.com, and although it won't be there forever, you can still find so many others every day. It's definitely a great place to check, anyway, rather than spend almost $100 on a style you love.
Just remember next time you go shopping: That really expensive item in the window has an inexpensive counterpart somewhere else. You just have to hunt!
Quail Bell Food for Thought: Is this a good or bad example of cultural appropriation? Why?