Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shopping Tales: Leopard Print Scarves & Saving $1

I have a bit of an obsession with scarves. My drawer is overflowing with them. When I was teaching in Korea my students nicknamed me Scarf Teacher because I wore one pretty much everyday. They were as much a fashion statement as a necessary tool to stay warm in both winter and summer. Thanks to poor insulation in winter and insanely high air conditioner temperatures in the summer I was always freezing while indoors.

I bought this Madewell scarf a few months ago and had it sent to my sisters house in NYC. Now that I am home I've reclaimed my purchase and plan to get a lot of use out of it.


I love the bright colours and the leopard print is fun and trendy.

Over the holidays my cousins and I did a little shopping in Toronto. I went into Aritzia, lured by SALE signs. I should have known that a sale in Aritzia is not a sale. I fell in love with a leopard print scarf and was sad to see that the original price of $68 was marked down to $62. Seeing as how I just moved an entire continent and am currently unemployed I knew I couldn't justify the expense. Being an adult sucks.

My cousin dragged me out of the store and we headed to Kensington market where we found this leopard print pashmina for...$12.


We each wanted one so we decided to do a little bargaining and got the price reduced to $11. We saved $1! Who knew you could bargain in Toronto?!


24 comments:

  1. I love the multi-colored leopard print scarf you picked up - it's gorgeous!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm in love with leopard print at the moment and I especially adore the multi-coloured scarf above :)

    Sian xx
    www.we-are-the-crowd.com

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  3. I love them both!!! Well done, sweetie :)

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  4. I too have a million scarves, it is out of control and I wear like maybe 2 most of the time!

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  5. As much as I like classic leopard, the red version is absolutely divine! So chic!

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  6. Yay for saving $1! Haha..that pink and purple one is gorgeousssssssss....too bad its so much :(
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  7. that multi colored scarf is gorgeous

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  8. Love the colors of the first one. You can have too many scarves :)

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  9. I love leopard patterns! I bought a coat in the sales ;-)
    I want the scarf!!!

    xoxo

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  10. I'm seeing spots before my eyes! Great leopard scarf!

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  11. I love leopard print! The first one is my fave. :)SarahD

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  12. Great scarves doll, I love the color in the first one. Great job on bargaining too! xo

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  13. The multi colored one is my favorite because its not what you typically see!
    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  14. Scarf Teacher...huh, yep, you must be obsessed ;) Love the leopard scarfs, I can see you getting lots of use out of both of them!

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  15. Cute scarf!

    xoxo
    Stella
    http://www.jadore-fashion.com/

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  16. I love both your scarves!! I'm kind of a scarf fanatic myself :)

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  17. good for you for finding an $11 scarf to satisfy your craving - i love it!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  18. The prints are divine.. I love both to be honest..
    Very classic
    Lee x

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  19. Your $11 buy was much more sensible than an $62 one and it's just as cute!

    Daisy Dayz Home
    Cross-Jones-Photography Home

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