Today I put together an outfit that I like. It has my favorite colors and nice shapes. Plus -- and especially -- the outfit has sentimental value.
During the fun meetup in Vancouver, we went thrifting which was a smart idea since we all love to shop. We visited several thrift-stores. I enjoyed having company; normally I'm alone when I shop. We shared opinions on possible purchases and cooed when something looked good.
I selected a pretty purple skirt. I've been experimenting with pencil-skirts and find them attractive. My choice got Sheila's seal of approval which, in the fashion-blogging world, is a high honor. Sheila is the Maven of Creative Dressing (MCD). She has an ability to find unusual clothes and combine them in creative, attractive ways. Sheila is generous with her advice and you'd be wise to listen to her. Not only will she tell you what to wear, she'll explain why and you'll find yourself nodding your head in agreement. Sheila understands fashion like nobody else I know.
Since then, I've been looking for the right way to present the skirt. I want to give it the respect it deserves, as a reminder of our fun time together. I finally found a perfect accompaniment.
I was shopping at Kohl's this week and my eye was caught by a pink top from Jennifer Lopez. It's an ideal shade of pink, embedded with tiny rhinestones, and has pretty straps in the back. But when I saw it was $36, I put it down; that's way more than I normally pay. I wandered around the store looking for other things without success. My mind couldn't leave the pink top. I circled back and picked it up. Sometimes, touch is powerful. It will tell you whether or not to buy a piece. The fabric, its elasticity and texture, appeal to you or don't. This one did. Because of my fit-problems, elasticity is key. The top is much smaller than I need (a medium) but its stretchiness allows me to wear it.
I still balked at the price but decided to investigate. There were signs in the area saying 70% off. I checked to see if they applied to the top. They did! And, even better, I had a $10 off coupon. So my $36 skirt was marked down to $13 and with my coupon, it cost me $3. Three dollars! For the perfect top. Fate smiled on me.
I like how the top brings out the pink in the purple skirt and unifies the outfit. And how the outfit recalls a nice memory.
What do you think?