over50feeling40: "Well..maybe?" VS Fierce!
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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!
(I immediately envisioned a creamy white, or ivory or even yellow, but NOOO)

Look at this!

I really love the color!


  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!

  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?

  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

  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!!!

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  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!


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