In spite of the massive discounts everywhere, I bought a lot less this year than I did last year, and the bulk of my purchases were basics (tights, undies, layering camis). Part of the reason for this is there's nothing I really need. Another part of it is my aversion to crowded places. Indeed, my desire to shop on Boxing Day was propelled by a fervent desire to get out of my house after being snowed in for 2 days more than anything else.
My longing for a gray cardigan (as expressed in this post) had gone unsatisfied--until now, that is. You can't get more classic and preppy than this Jacob cardigan, with its fitted silhouette, deep V, embroidered crest, and little patch pockets. I like the large buttons, too--much easier to do and undo than the long row of too-small buttons on some cardigans.
Oh my goodness, I found a toque!! Once again, it was H&M for the win. This thick-knit number cost $7.90, and it really was the texture of the yarn that made all the difference in my eyes. If I get too bored with the plain white, I'll pin a brooch on it or something. I also picked up a pair of completely opaque black tights while I was there.
The fingerless gloves are from Urban Outfitters and are made of a wool-angora blend. Funny story about fingerless gloves: I was talking about them with MizzJ one day--she loved them, I complained that they reminded me of cashiers in Chinese grocery stores who would wear them for warmth and dexterity. However, this two-toned pair with the darling knit bow and button details may have changed my mind. Aside from looking cute, these gloves have a fantastic upside: I can now scroll through songs on my iPod without having to take my gloves off when I'm waiting for my bus.
I also found some cheap undies (0.97 at the Gap--no kidding!) and the perfect white layering camis at Zara. I decided that I loved my new gray cardigan so much that I would stop by Jacob a second time for a more thorough look. It was then that I found this satiny little menswear-inspired vest.
What were your Boxing Day finds? Did you shop more than usual this year because of the deep discounts?