‘Counting On’: Thrifty Jim Bob Duggar Can’t Believe Jinger Duggar Just Spent $300 on a Jacket

by Jeremy Spirogis
JInger, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

Has Jinger Duggar forgotten her household’s famously thrifty methods? It certain appears so. In the July 14 episode of Counting On, the 26-year-old mother and her massive sister Jana Duggar get pleasure from a procuring journey in Beverly Hills. The boutique they go to is a far cry from the Arkansas thrift shops the place the Duggar ladies shopped once they had been rising up. 

Jinger Duggar falls in love with an costly jacket

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In the episode, Jana travels to California to spend some high quality time together with her little sister. The fashion-forward Jinger decides the 2 ought to buy groceries on ritzy Rodeo Drive, the place they cease in at Boulmiche. The fashionable boutique might sound acquainted to some viewers — it’s the place Vivian (Julia Roberts) is famously snubbed by snobby store ladies in Pretty Woman, although the shop has since moved to a unique location.    

Jinger and Jana oohed and aahed over the racks of garments, although sensible Jana was stunned by the excessive costs. But Jinger shortly discovered a lot of gadgets she beloved, together with a plaid blazer. Though the jacket got here with a $300 price ticket, she felt it was value it. 

“This one just fit like it was tailored for me,” Jinger gushed to the saleswoman, who was lots friendlier than those seen in Pretty Woman. “This is gonna make Jeremy so happy,” she added. 

“The jacket may have been a little pricey, but I had been looking for a jacket like this for a long time. I knew it would be quality and last me for forever,” she added.

The remainder of the Duggars react to Jinger’s massive buy 

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While Jinger felt the fashionable blazer was a wardrobe must-have, a few of her members of the family had been shocked by her buy. 

Mom Michelle Duggar — who coined the household’s motto “buy used and save the difference” — reacted with one phrase: “Whoa.” 

“I’ve never spent $300 on one clothing item,” her dad Jim Bob mentioned. “It must be one nice jacket.”

Jana didn’t find yourself shopping for something on the retailer, however she mentioned she understood why Jinger determined to splurge. “I think if you’re going to wear it every day and you’re going to have it for years to come, then it’s probably worth it,” she mentioned.  

The Duggars’ type has advanced over time 

JInger, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
Jinger, Jim Bob, and Michelle Duggar | Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

In the episode, Jinger and Jana additionally mirrored on how their type has modified over time. When the older ladies had been youthful, the household shopped at thrift shops to save cash or wore do-it-yourself garments. Their outfits all the time adhered to the household’s modesty requirements. But as Jana, Jinger, and the others have gotten older, they’ve embraced their very own type. 

“Looking back on our old photos and how we dressed, oh my word,” Jana says. 

“We started out with the homemade prairie dresses,” Jinger provides. “We’ve been through it.”

The Duggar ladies may need up to date their look, however no less than one hasn’t given up the cost-conscious habits she discovered when she was younger. 

“I have branched out to buying a few new items here and there,” Jana says. “But it’s hard to because it’s a lot more expensive. I don’t really like playing much for clothes.”

Counting On airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on TLC.

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