March 29, 2011

the breakup

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Dear American Apparel,
I have attached a cd with one song for you to listen to while reading this. 'Quit playing games with my heart - Backstreet boys' Dont cry, yet.
Where to begin? We have been down this road before. I tell you that I love you, your high waisted pants, colorful socks and pastel nail polish...you smile back at me and soak in the praise. You make me feel better after spending hundreds of dollars in your store. "Look how good it looks on you" "Its so pretty" I give you an A+ in that department. But AA....lets cut to the chase. I wont sugar coat it because I know you can handle it. Why oh why did you come out with a chiffon skirt that you knew I would fall helplessly in love with, go weak in the knees for, then put a price tag on it that makes me want to cringe? You know, you had me going for a bit. You did that whole "Come on Kate...it will look so good on you!" thing you're so good at...and I will admit, for a second I believed you. I guess you could say that I came to a lightbulb moment, a cross roads if you will. Do I stay committed to you just because we are comfortable together? Just because you have been there through the years? Or do I taste the water? Go find other fish in the sea? No, I am not breaking up with you (yet) but maybe you should sit down, because there is something I should tell you. I wish I could say its not you, its me...but im sorry, it is you. Your chiffon skirt is beautiful, yes, its true. Its everything I have ever wanted...but there is one thing. This whole 'seeing other people' thing has really opened my eyes. I found another chiffon skirt. Did you honestly think I wouldnt? It was three dollars (yeah, you should be wide eyed) perfect fabric, mint condition..and better than all the colors of your chiffon skirt line put together. So next time you feel like marking up your prices, when you know that I can find something better for under 5 dollars..you can remember this note. I love you forever and all that jazz, but quit playing games with my heart...call me when you're ready to talk. Oh, and for the record...you're not making me jealous with those sleazy girls in your ads...you make me repulsed.
Yours truly but not forever, Kate

Skirt - Thrifted
Purse - Nine West
Corset - Sports Girl
Booties - Forever 21

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54 comments:

  1. love this post! so cute!! and thrifting is the best! take what you like in stores and find the look for less! the feeling is amazing!

    xoxo
    Rin

    Ramblings with Rin

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  2. Ha ha! That skirt is just gorgeous-- AA must be quaking in their boots! Pay attention, AA! Oh, and quit the nasty photos, while you're at it.

    LOOOOVE the new header!

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  3. Ahhhhh you go, gurl, you TELL 'EM. Seriously though, AA and I may be just acquaintances who've talked and mingled and maybe even flirted together before (but that was only that ONE time, and it was at a party, and...). But I have to admit that not only is the high price off-putting, but the fact that they have had some questionable ethical practices in the past.

    Regardless, you rock this just-as-good-and-way-cheaper look. :)Also, I can't believe I haven't been to your site in awhile-- I LOVE the header! Did you paint it, or...?

    Toast with Charmalade

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  4. Great thrifting find! I adore the colour. I have a love hate relationship with AA too. How can such simple pieces be so expensive?? ahhh.

    PS. Loving your new layout. <3

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  5. Ahh I love this post, and your little 'love letter' to AA! This skirt is amazing! And for $3!! Amazing! Also, I think I'm in love with your header! :)

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  6. hahha you are hilarious AND gorgeous, what a combo.

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  7. hahah this made me laugh so hard! and i love the new header! so lovely (:

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  8. Lovely outfit! I have those boots, too, and I love them! <3

    I haven't bought anything from American Apparel. I've looked and they have some cute things, but I was never able to get past those terrible ads. :-P

    ~ Katie
    http://www.beautifully-pure.com

    P.S. I love your header!! <3

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  9. Thank you for putting everything I've ever felt towards AA down in one short letter. You should probably actually print that and send it in to them... because they are truthfully WAY over priced for the sort things they put out.

    I'm pleased as punch you found an even cuter skirt for probably .0005 of the price AA was selling theirs for. I can't imagine a maxi skirt like that being any prettier!

    Alyssa

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  10. Can i keep that letter in case I actually need to break up with someone!? I'll tweak it a bit I swear ;) I've never shopped at AA so I'm not sur ehow expensive they are. I AM sure that this $3 skirt looks absolutely amazing on you!!! I love pastels!

    Shy

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  11. OH by the way! I love the new look around these parts! Suits you perfectly!

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  12. You're so funny! I like the corset! Your new layout is super cute!

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  13. Boo! I love you!! and miss you so much.. Linsey's in PNG your in Canada, Kara's stateside and Im here!! I LOVE YOU!!!

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  14. Gah, that skirt is so gorgeous. I'm glad you didnt buy the A.A. one. As far as the disco pants go...those are worth it. Haha. And my boots aren't from Aldo they're actually from...DUNDUNDUN Marshalls for like 20 bucks. I'm generally a bargain shopper ;P

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  15. AA is so overrated. Never been a huge fan. I am, however, a huge fan of you in this mint skirt. You and another blogger I checked out recently have got me adding "long skirt" to my wish-list.

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  16. And OMG, love the new header!

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  17. Kate,
    I also love-hate AA.
    And I love your new header. It looks really nice.

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  18. Someone definitely had to say it! Your new header is so sweet. :)

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  19. Kate! First and foremost, I love you, you are hilarious! Second, that is an amazing skirt (you pull off the maxi look well... I'm still scared to try it, haha). AA should be jealous and should read this letter. Third, I instantly felt the need to start singing Backstreet Boys right when I started reading your post.... and now it's stuck in my head. x) Lastly, I love the new header! It's cute. :)

    Hope you've been having a great week... aside from having to make AA realize what they did wrong.

    - Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  20. HAHAHHAHAHA kate, you kill me! This thrifted chiffon skirt is just gorgeous, love that you were able to go on a break with AA and save some money ;)

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  21. Oh my goodness Kate, you are hilarious! I can so relate to your feelings toward AA. Their clothes are so expensive that I often try to stay away from there!
    Anyway, that skirt looks beautiful on you! What a great find :)

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  22. This post was too funny, and cute. I love your thrifted skirt, and AA is way too expensive. But, thrift stores have really skewed prices at stores for me.
    My Heart Blogged

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  23. I seriously giggled at this post, which is nice because I've been having a glum day! I used to be allured by AA's super-cool-but-basic-basics but I shied away because of the prices. Granted, I have a few pieces (and nail polish in a hue similar to your lovely skirt!) but nothing about them is managing to keep me in.

    xox

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  24. This made me laugh out loud Kate:) You're so hilarious. It would be way too much fun to hang out with you and much too giggle inducing, I'm sure.

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  25. SO cute! I love the skirt & I -- too -- hate some of the high price-tags at AA. Boo.
    <3 leigh

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  26. Haha! This was an awesome letter:) You should really send it on over to AA! That skirt is super gorgeous and I can't believe it was only $3! Great deal:)

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  27. Haha loved the letter. I do balk at AA prices these days - especially the Australian mark up! Anyway that skirt is AMAZING. The colour is pure perfection.

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  28. HAh such a great post. You go girl!

    By the way....LOVE the new header and overhaul that you did on your blog! Super cute...just like this outfit. :)

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  29. I know what skirt your talking about...AA is on my campus and I have to see it in all its glory every day.....this has been so hard for me considering my insufficient funds.

    basically your speaking right to my heart!

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  30. Yay you're back! I missed you, lady. And you have some of the best writing on the internet, just thought you should know.

    Oh, and I'm sososo in love with the color of your skirt! It's gorgeoussss.

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  31. You said it girl! I totally agree with everything in your letter!!

    That skirt color is amazing, and it looks wonderful on you!! Gotta love those thrift stores! :)

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  32. Haha, cute post! Love this outfit and your new layout as well!

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  33. I think that this might be my favorite outfit of yours! Everything about it is just right. Even the letter to AA and that last picture are great. Kate, you just get better and better.

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  34. Sooo glad this post is about American Apparel and a skirt. And I must say this minty green one looks amazing on you. I cant wait for Spring to come so I can start whipping out more pretty colors!


    p.s. Love the header illustration! Details?
    www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

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  35. kate! i adore your new layout! everything is so cute and perfect. i definitely need to update my layout.

    also, this skirt is brilliant. i can see we are both loving the longer lengths. :)

    your little love letter (or, not-love letter) made me smile. i totally feel the same way about AA. gosh darnit.

    x

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  36. Yup - I totally read your blog Kate...and have been reading it for quite a while now! Small world...

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  37. That skirt is so amazing! I really love that last picture of you! Gorgeous girl!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  38. HIHI love your expressions! ^^ supercute.

    Wow this is a lovely new layout, good job =)

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  39. loving this girl! and good for you one-upping american apparel ;)

    (Oooo and I LOOOVE your new page layout)

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  40. ahhhh. i loved this post. your break up was hysterical.
    and that skirt....does look so good on you.
    x

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  41. I love your outfit- that skirt is amazing!

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  42. Love love love this post :) and that skirt is divine I can't believe it was *only* 3 dollars!!

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  43. Brilliant post, your letter made me giggle like a little girl.

    Love the new header btw!

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  44. I simply adored this post - such a treat to read! I know exactly how you feel. I am now on the look out for the perfect maxi length skirt! So awesome for spring and summer.

    Xo Robyn

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  45. This post is so witty Kate! I love it <3 I had the same relationship with AA after I bought three of their woven skirts in different colors (ironically I wore one in my last post). I love that maxi skirt on you! It's such a pretty shade of green! The layout looks amazing Kate<3

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  46. beautiful skirt on a beautiful girl. <3
    such a great find on your skirt..
    i love that your paired it with a leather jacket.
    i have never bought anything from AA..it always was way to expensive for my blood.
    xoox

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  47. hahaha you're amazing kate. also, you look amazing, in that amazing amazing skirt. amazing.

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  48. Hahah, great message! And also a great find! It looks gorgeous and the colour is perfect, indeed! xx

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  49. okay Kate, I have to take a moment to yell at you...DON'T EVER TITLE A POST 'THE BREAKUP' AGAIN! I panicked because I thought you and Nathan had broken up! Don't scare me like that :)

    this skirt is perfect. i think mint green is the perfect color on you, for some reason, i think it is so very "kate." and you've totally summed up my feelings on American Apparel...why are they so expensive?! And I love you forever for referencing the Backstreet Boys, haha! <3

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  50. ahh i love the color of this skirt!

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  51. I laughed in reading your AA note. . .because I have actually written to them about how I don't think they should have ads out where kids can see them especially since they sell kids' clothing too but are all naked all throughout their site and ads.

    anyway I love this outfit so much that it is featured as modest outfit inspiration for Friday (since I'm behind in reading this and behind in making the feature) I will be posting it tomorrow as well on my own blog. so here is where it is! http://rubyeyedokapi.tumblr.com

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  52. I love every element of this outfit! The colors are so perfect!! You're just too amazing.

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  53. hahah!i laughed a lot with this post and for the record I think this skirt looks great on you :)

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