I have been to the White House but didn’t buy anything on the Black Market. Translation: I have been to White House/Black Market but never purchased anything there.
|White House/Black Market Dress|
Last weekend, I caught a glimpse of a White House/Black Market commercial on television. I saw a leopard spotted top that caught my eye. Surprisingly, even though I have never shopped at that store, I had received a catalogue in the mail that day as well.
I got the feeling that this top had to be mine…I mean, look at all the signs.
So I went to the website and realized that it was actually a dress. As much as I thought it was sassy, I really wasn’t in the Black Market for a frock. Plus the price tag – which was a Benjamin and some change – wasn’t in my budget.But, I started obsessing over finding a similar top.
I searched high and low on the Net, but couldn’t find a substitute. However, a quick drop-in at F21 on Monday night gave me my fix. I found the perfect substitute – even if it wasn’t a tie neck blouse – which I think limited the versatility of the top anyway. Not to mention the $15 price tag. Say what?
I paired my new top with a vintage Chloé skirt and my old reliable Louboutin C'est Moi booties and wha-la, I had a fashion facsimile.
I accessorized with a chunky gold chain that I got from the hubby on Valentine’s Day along with these wonderful pearl drop earrings from my sis-in-law for my birthday and my favorite Gucci bag tied it all together.
It was so an-i-mal!