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Sunday, January 04, 2009

You Have Achieved Mitsubishi

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I have been living in this sweater for the past couple of days. Its as cozy as heaven. I guarantee it.
I also got it a size larger because I wanted it to be that oversized effect. As I was in the car, contemplating how great a purchase I had made, I realized something. Prices, on clothing, are really silly. Because for this sweater in a large, it is $58, and for this sweater in a small, its, guess what...? $58, despite there being quite a difference in material quantity. I know it doesnt really matter for something thats a blend of acrylic, nylon, and mohair, but when you think about another item. For example, a Prada leather skirt. Its exactly the same price if you buy either an 0 or an 8, even though there is an incredible variation in how much leather is actually put into the garment. Youre getting a better deal if you buy the 8, instead of the 0. Im just saying.

Also, for those of you who had no idea who the Rusted Root were, or what the song, Send Me on My Way, sounded like, here ya go,


urban outfitters cozy blend sweater, chip and pepper jeans, david aaron boots, american apparel u-neck navy leotard.
photo credits, cousin

49 comments :

fashionista said...

You make a good point with the size thing...I've never thought about that. But I love that sweater, wow.

ryann said...

you are so right. never thought of it like that.

the sweaters great.

Amelia said...

I love the sweater. I actually have thought about that thing with sizes before. It is kind of silly that it all costs the same, but I suppose the reason behind that is that items are priced not only based on the cost of materials, but also on supply and demand.

Saorise said...

I love the sweater!

bare.peppermint.fashions said...

that is a great point! i've never thought of that before. but i love your sweater nonetheless.

toni

donna said...

hah, that's a good point about sizing because... if you think about it... we charge less for food portions and all... bikes...hrmmm

Sunset said...

Hahahah! I totally remember this song from Ice Age. Holy crap.

I know what you mean, but some pieces ARE charged more... like... xxl sizes or something.

And I love the sweater! You seem to make it still super chic even with jeans.

Sunset said...

Oh yeah, and what the HECK does your title mean?!

Britney said...

I love the sweater!

The Clothes Horse said...

That price thing has struck me before too. It really sucks when you're short and you can't find things the right length so you have to buy clothes and then cut off material to hem them...

Lydia said...

I think that if my purple boots... (http://styleisstyle.blogspot.com/2008/12/to-frolic-and-play-eskimo-wayyy.html) met your white boots....they would have lovely lavender babies.

I like this.

razielle said...

i'm a size 12 and i would happily pay the same price for a size 0 if only because it means I have the body I want :p

giggleness said...

love your sweater!
yes. ive thought of that before aswell...well we have a school uniform and our prizes are different depending on the size. :D

Dara Katrina said...

I've always thought prices for clothing can get ridiculous, but cest la vie [i think, i'm going by that Bewitch song..] and I really like your boots.

The beautiful and glammed said...

Love the cardy! Cooosy! Hope you had a good weekend :) x

LoveMore said...

thanks for your tips on the DIY!!! i'm def going to give it a go in the next week or so...just deciding which pair of jeans to take the risk on...ooooo

also SO true about the material! what a joke...it's the same with planes and weight...i get so mad...i am not a heavy person...but i am a HUGE packer...and have to pay $50 extra everytime i set foot on a plane cos of baggage..which is YES my fault but im not packing pounds on the plane...they should take peoples weight into account i think and look at the total weight that person is on the plane...ok sorry about this outburst....wow.
haha xxxx LM

and ps of course love the sweater...i am addicted to over sized jumpers so all the way with trying to get the larger size

LoveMore said...

oh dear my bad..thought you had suggested DIY help on my comments..but it was someone else! so i guess ignore the part in my comment about the jeans...sorrrry LM x

ingrid said...

Wonderful blog! Add you in my fav in chictopia and... Can i add your blog on my links???
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Ana said...

Thats a good point about the size.

That sweater is so nice. You do the effortlessly cosy thing so well.

Ambroisine said...

I always love all your outfits.. This sweater is great, all the different colors and he looks so warm..

Noelle said...

I love the sweater. I love your blog.

Electro Geisha said...

good point. i have never thought about that... really... good point!

Noemi Sunshine Ferst said...

Love your little white boots.
xx.

Hippiegirl said...

i want to have this sweater!!!

Alena said...

what a lovely blog!

E said...

That sweater looks so comfy and I love the colors. The location you picked complements the outfit wonderfully.

DaisyChain said...

I've never really given the size thing much thought before now...

I adore that sweater. A lot.

Isabel said...

I know it takes more material to produce a larger size, but if you made the bigger size cost more that would be...ummmm... size discrimination, and lots of people would get sued. Ya dig?

I love the sweater, it looks so comfy.

Ashley said...

i want victorian flat boots too!
and in off-white?
i'm jealous.

Parapluie said...

I love the sweater! (and I've thought about the thing with the sizes and prices as well, it is strange :))

Juliet said...

Look how tiny you are! I love that heart necklace.

juliet xxx

RS said...

looove the way you've used the u-neck dress in so many different ways recently. oh and i totally recognized that song because it was in matilda! great movie :)

yiqin; said...

That is sucha brilliant outfit! You have such amazing style.

Te said...

That first picture is freakin awesome! Gorgeous sweater, it looks so cozy.

Kelly said...

I recognized that sweater from UO right away! I looks really beautiful!
I think part of the reason items are priced the same regardless of size is so someone who is say...a 14 won’t complain about having to pay $300 dollars for a skirt someone who’s a 00 only spent $100 on...

Molly said...

hmm it sure justifies 98% of my purchases...
oh, and those shoes. they give me serious shoe envy lady!
hope you are well,
molly x

Emily said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. All of your photos from the last few days are beautiful! :) I love the patchwork of colors in your sweater. It reminds me of this ridiculously old Roxy sweater I bought probably 10 years ago. The zipper no longer works and it is starting to lose its shape, but the colors have remained vibrant :) And I must comment on the boots you are wearing in your January 1st post -- so great!

Francesca said...

i've thought about the issue about the price and the quantity too! but the thing is if you charge differently, it seems a bit unfair to those of different body shape. i guess you can look at it both ways!

i love cozy sweaters.

this wheel's on fire said...

Love that sweater sweetie! xo

Fashion Carnival said...

oh my! i so lvoe your outfit that serater is wonderful! is always so good to wear something cozy at winter.. i'm personally doing that in this moment

my, oh my! said...

I see your point, but I think that pricing clothes differently depending on size is sort of discrimination. Just because you can't fit into a size 0 skirt, should not mean that you should pay more. Everyone has different body shapes. The fashion industry already puts so much stress on girls to fit into a certain size; pricing things differently based solely on size just adds fuel to the already growing fire. Well, that's just my opinion.

Bella said...

Hands-down the perfect sweater!

xxx

Tavi said...

It makes sense what you say about more material going into a size 8, but it also depends on how fitted the buyer would like their clothes. Luckily I like most oversized clothes, so I guess it's a plus...

Tavi said...

Also I LOVE that song, it's in Matilda too <3

Style Magnet; Sara said...

I love how much wear you're getting out of that dress! I'm seriously considering purchasing one ... and those boots, once again, are DELISH.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Sweater is to die for!

Lauren said...

I love that sweater! And Send Me On My Way is one of my favorite songs, it's just so happy. And it's in Matilda, which is such a great movie.

Jennifer said...

Great outfit! I love the sweater and the boots! Happy New Year!

Sylvia said...

That sweater looks so awesome! (Okay, so it's thunderstorming, and I'm just picking some of my favorite bloggers and randomly looking through their archiving...you, Clothes Horse, Karla are still on my list...and I came across this!) I just did a post on Send Me On My Way (and a Miss Honey dress--if you're at all familiar with Matilda), so I was really happy to find this! Not as many people know this song as it deserves. Anywho, that sweater looks amazing. Off to stalk other bloggers in this never ending rain!!