At the beginning of the five-day fall fashion challenge, each participant was asked to raise their hand and solemnly swear - okay, not really, but promise - that they would not buy anything until the challenge was over. No matter how inspired you feel, don't jump the gun!
And even though I am one of the image consultants in the group, I decided to do the challenge, too, for fun. So mentally, I made the same promise. And then, this happened...
Dreaming of Olive
So, olive is the suggested fall trend color for y color type to focus on, and I already have olive in my fall capsule wardrobe. Several times over.
But I don't have an olive duster. So as I went through my current wardrobe, and the color palette I have in mind for fall, I realized that I wouldn't need to buy much. Maybe an olive cardigan, and an ivory top with thicker fabric than the one I have for summer.
And having decided that, I got a little itchy. I knew I could wait.
But I also knew I would be going to Wal-Mart to shop for groceries.
And it wouldn't hurt just to have a peek at what they have t offer, right? On the other hand, let me be honest! Their inventory turns over faster than I ever expect.
I have gone back more than once, only to find that the top/cardi/whatever was gone. So the truth is, I knew that if I found it and it fit, I would probably buy it.
And sure enough, they did have an olive jacket. But it was not a duster; it was a zip-up hoodie. Still, I decided to try it on. And I picked one more item I thought might work.
But Here's What I Bought, Instead
Y'all, I wandered all over the store, trying to find a mirror! The dressing rooms were off limits, but I wasn't going to just buy it and hope for the best.
So I tried to remember where else they had mirrors. The shoe department? Nope, that one was gone.
Finally, I found one - guess where - on the mirror aisle! I'll know where to look first, next time, right?
The verdict - the hoodie jacket was too boxy/bulky, and I just didn't like it. But the other thing I chose was a straight up winner! I felt like it fit me as if it was made for me.
And so, it came home with me!
What was it? And animal print cardigan duster. Love it!
And, as you can see, it will go with all of my other fall color palette colors: olive, burnt orange, dark brown and ivory.
But I did break my promise. Want to know why? Unlike the other participants, I know what's coming.
And I know it will fit right in with what comes at the end of the challenge.
Still not too late to join!
See you tomorrow!
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