a few weeks back i found a throw pillow at anthropologie. i loved it. then i flipped that price tag over and saw that it was 98 dollars. ninety. eight. dollars.
i walked over to their kitchen section and i found a dishtowel with a curiously similar color scheme and pattern for a fraction of the price. enter burgeoning sewing skills and an old pillow from the “sage and purple” color scheme days and voila – new pillow that did not cost 98 dollars. and their pillow didn’t even have the embroidered butterfly.
anthropologie cracks me up. i recently got an email titled “frugal never looked so fine” with a subcategory of “pocket pleasers.” evidently their definition of tightening the purse strings is an 80 dollar t-shirt, 40 dollar headband, and 100 dollars for tightened said purse.
omar really likes it. and he really likes the idea of me buying up the anthropologie dishtowel supply and selling some of my own 98 dollar pillows.