There is a certain satisfaction to items that are:
- Reasonably priced; and
- Simple in design.
Here are some examples.
- The sweater is from Lands’ End School Uniforms. (This is often the only way to get the preferable shade of Navy from Lands’ End - Classic Navy. Their True Navy too often looks like black.) It is still reasonable full priced at $34.50. But because of one of their many discount offering emails, I paid $25.90 with free shipping
- The polo shirt came from a Ralph Lauren outlet. After combining it with a store wide sale and a coupon I received in the mail, I paid $23.95 for it.
- The khakis are also from Lands’ End. And despite the shockingly unflattering waist (which I cover), the legs are straight and cut thinner through the thighs than most and I can choose my inseam as well as get them cuffed at no extra charge. The sale price was $22.99.
- The tote is from L.L. Bean's, their "Boat and Tote" bag, here in Small, Open-Top with Short Handles, which retails for $17.95, with free monogramming and shipping. (Yankee-Whisky-Papa takes issue with L.L. Bean's brand name here.)
- My Nantucket Knotworks rope bracelet was $6.99 and my hair elastic was about fifteen cents.