over50feeling40: "Well..maybe?" VS Fierce!
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Dec 9, 2010

"Well..maybe?" VS Fierce!

Cardigan: Simply Vera from Kohl's; Trench: Espirit
from Ross; Scarf: I think Sears, it's old; Pinstripes:
Lane Bryant; Liz Clairborne Boots: Marshall's



In the past, my closet has been stuffed with a conglomeration of “WELL,MAYBE?……” Over 50 years old, and I am just now learning that “Well, MAYBE?…” most often ends up in a donation pile.






I feel like I am a better steward of my money, if I wait until I look in the mirror and say, “Oh Yeah, fierce!”



After I began my makeover seven years ago, I had to use this as a guideline for deciding what to buy and what to keep of my current purchases. I have learned that in order for this to hold true that I must do the following:



1. Never shop in a hurry…unless I have the time to return the items after I look closer at home.






2. ALWAYS take time to try it on.






3. Be aware of great fit.






4. Be careful with trends…do I really have the courage it takes to pull off a particular look






5. Ask myself if I will get extended wear out of the item…will it work for the classroom, church, evening out, fun…how much mileage will it give me.



This cardigan makes me feel fierce! I love the feel of the knit…I love the fit of the sweater on me…I love the color (PURPLE is rarely a mistake) and I love the bling on the pockets. It even matches my bebe specs...progressive lens for the tired eyes! 








My caution today is: Beware of the "Well, Maybes!"...you will save

a lot of time and money!

Now, Da da da daaaaaa(drum roll, please)

Pantone announced today, the 2011 Color of
the Year!
Honeysuckle!
(I immediately envisioned a creamy white, or ivory or even yellow, but NOOO)

Look at this!


I really love the color!


5 comments:

  1. I just love Pantone..brings back memories of the graphic design days..
    oh, and your outfit--gorgeous girlfriend! Love that purple and the little jiggly stuff on the pockets--cute detail!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't think I've yet said Fierce to myself...a sign that I still have a ways to go! But, I can SEE how this makes you feel. It's in your stance!!

    I have Bebe glasses too--progressive frames. That's an occupational hazard I'm afraid.

    Honeysuckle, huh?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the navy and purple together! Isn't it amazing how an outfit can set your mood or feelings? There's power in the clothes! You look so pretty! ~Serene

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVE the detailing on your cardi hunnie.....fierce indeed:) I agree with all your points here....theres nothing worse than buying things and then having to return them because they do not fit:(

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Stop by and say Hello:)
    NEWS EDITOR for Style Sample Magazine♥

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like your rules.
    I am notorious for just bringing stuff home and then trying it on. Not the best idea, it is too easy to keep just to avoid taking it back!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!