Would you buy two?

chicjean

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I'm hoping this is the right place to post this :P

I've been agonizing over this, and I know it's not even that big of a deal, it's not even that much money!!!

I picked up this AMAZINGLY cozy, chunky wool infinity scarf at the Gap on sale for $15 in gray and went back a few days later to return a few other things and noticed that they had one left in navy blue. I don't know if it's because it was the last one or because it was on sale, but I scooped it up.

I'm trying to be frugal this December because I've had a ton of Christmas shopping to do and I'm recently unemployed; $15 isn't that much. I wear my grey one every single day, but I feel kind of guilty for having two of the exact same thing. $15 could be three trips to Starbucks... I do also have about five other winter scarves that I wear. Is having seven winter scarves too much?!

My mom always says when you find something you love that's basic (like jeans or t-shirts or sweaters) to stock up. I don't know if I've fully bought into this school of thought- I'm the kind of person that when something wears out I'm excited to go search for something new I'll love just as much.

What would you do??
 

xlovely

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If I like something a lot, I buy it in all the colors. My friends think I'm crazy because I literally have 10-12 tops in 2 or more colors! But these are things I know I love, so I get good use out of it.

Heck, sometimes I buy 2 of the exact same thing (same color). There have been times where I've worn something to pieces or lost it, and was kicking myself for not getting another.
 

Snowqueen!

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I sometimes buy an item in 2 different colors if I really love it. That gives me a backup if something happens to one of them. With more than 2 similar items, I feel they become less special or one gets worn more than the the rest or I get rid of several duplicate items because they no longer look current.

Generally, I buy one of an item, wear it to death and enjoy looking for the next great thing.
 

Mia Bella

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If I like something a lot, I buy it in all the colors. My friends think I'm crazy because I literally have 10-12 tops in 2 or more colors! But these are things I know I love, so I get good use out of it.

Heck, sometimes I buy 2 of the exact same thing (same color). There have been times where I've worn something to pieces or lost it, and was kicking myself for not getting another.
This! Seriously, I would have said exactly this. :nuts:
 

tulip8

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If you can afford an extra $15 right now, keep it. Just skip the 3 starbucks coffees by making coffee at home!

I switched to making coffee at home by getting myself a Keurig machine. I even use the re-usable filter to fill it with my own coffee. My point is, save in one area, so you can spend a little in another that makes you happier!

But if you are agonizing over the $15 you spent, maybe you know the money should be put towards something else and that you really don't have the extra $$ after all. $15 here and there does add up after awhile.
 

katrin

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^ i agree. if it's something you love and will use a lot, why not. $15 isn't a lot and if you are happy with it, it will be worth it. i just bought two of the same vneck cardigans, one in black and one in blue b/c they are so versatile. :smile:
 

lara0112

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yeah, I also dont think this is a big deal - personally I'd rather buy the scarf then go to Starbucks ;). The scarf will last you soo much longer.

I also buy more than 1 item of something I love, sometimes in different colours, sometimes in the same.
 
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Well, it depends. Would you wear navy blue as much as you wear gray (IMO, gray is much more versatile). Do you think chunky scarves will still be fashionable next year/will you wear this next year? Could you go without Starbucks for three days :P? If the answer is yes to all of these, then I'd go for it! Otherwise, I'd put the money towards something else. I know $15 is quite cheap, but small purchases like this can add up really quickly. It's smart of you to think about whether you really want it.

I personally buy multiples of things that I (a) really really like and (b) cannot find anywhere else. For example, I have seven (!!!) pairs of a type of ballet flats that J Crew sold about three years ago because they fit me perfectly and I have never found another brand that was as perfect. However, if it's something that's on-trend and is selling everywhere, I'll pass on buying multiples because I know I can always pick another one up later.
 

juneping

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if you really like it then keep it. but if you want it just b/c it's the last one or whatever reason other than the fact that you really love it...then better return it.
 

pippaWA

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Personally, I have never had any good experiences with multiples. Somehow one pair / unit always gets the most wear and the other(s) just sit around until I get bored with the trend and move on.

Now the money, it never gets out of fashion :smile:

p-WA
 

queengrenadine

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i do this all the time! i usually pick up the same top in black and gray, or black and tan, or gray and brown, etc. so i know i can either match a either a black outfit or a more brown-toned one. that way, i know i'm getting the most wear out of my wardrobe by being able to wear out all the colors in it (also so i don't get stuck in a black rut in the winter :P)

long story short, i say get it - if you've been wearing the other one so much, you will definitely get wear out of this one as well, as long as navy is a color that fits well into your wardrobe!
 
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I would keep it. If you feel bad about it, just forego starbucks three times and tell yourself you're even!