Working in retail can be a boon, but in my case I have found that I only tend to shop in my "family" of stores where I can use my employee discount or store card discount. I have sort of cut myself off from shopping anywhere else because, well, in short because I'm cheap.
What is my point you may be asking? Well, I had to go to Home Depot for a toilet seat the other day. No, my inspiration didn't come from there! It didn't take me long to find what I needed and right next door to the Home Depot is a Kohls. I have only ever been in there a few times and have NEVER found anything I would buy, but I had all this free time on my hands and it was right there! Well, guess what? It was end of season closeout time and I came away loaded up with new goodies for my closet!
One of the things I found was this great printed, tie-neck blouse. It has beautiful details like the pleating in the front, which is echoed in the back. I loved the floaty sleeve and the colors, and immediately saw a bunch of different ways I could use this.
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I loved it layered with my cool leather jacket. I thought it added a masculine element to the feminine aspect of the blouse. I threw in a great clutch and off I went, happy in the knowledge that there are more places to shop than my own stores and deals to be found if you take the time to shop. Lesson learned world, lesson learned. Inspiration can often be found in unexpected places. Now that I have my eyes open, where will I find it next?
Where have you found unexpected inspiration?
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