I guess you could tell with yesterday’s Would You Wear It display that I went to Macy’s. I am in search of something unique for my spring fashion over 50 wardrobe that is not currently there…different colors and prints. I was met with this mannequin when I walked in.
Doesn’t it remind you of the Supremes….STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE??
I like snake print and this mannequin really captured my attention so I decided to try it on. I will note that many times when I try to look like a fashion display, it does not work out. However, I have used many displays as inspiration to style similar looks of my own. But, I did take this jacket in with me…..
I liked it and it does speak my style adjectives of intelligent, strong, approachable, current and creative. However,
- It does not really say “Spring or summer.” Actually, if it was fall, I might have bought it. I am like many of you and ready for vibrant color.
- It is a third piece I am trying to get rid of for warmer weather. I need lighter “third pieces” more than heavier ones. It is already in upper 80s here.
But, on this trip finding springtime was not that easy. But, there are some things in this first slideshow I really like…and they are on sale today.
I tried on this top because it is unique…different…but not for me. I did not find it to be comfortable or flattering and the long tie in the front would bother me when wearing…so it was not what I had in mind.
I stopped and looked over this display and thought it was refreshing and spring-like. But it was not different from items already in my closet. I own similar things. So I walked on by…hummm, another song lyric. Guess I am in a mood to sing today!
WHAT I WORE, WHAT I WANTED, AND WHAT I SAW
Now, these pants are a subtle snake print…I do love the pattern and these colors are not that far off from some of the current spring trend colors…but I was ready for something different. This is an older knit cardigan from Chicos, pants from Soft Surroundings, and a long Eileen Fisher tank from Dillards. If I remember correctly, I bought the necklace on a clearance rack at Dillards. Here is what I had difficulty leaving behind…..
This jacket was gorgeous…and on sale. But, I need another black jacket like a hole in the head and chances are it would not be worn until next fall. So I had a talk with Pamela in the dressing room and told her to walk away…even on sale.
This post is to show you that not every shopping trip for me ends with success. At the moment, I ask
- Does the garment meet my style messages?
- Does the garment fill a need in my wardrobe?
- Does the garment fit well?
- Is the garment unique… in a good way? One of the ways I express my “creative” adjective is by looking for unique pieces.
I was leaving the store without a purchase when I spotted this over 50 woman and thought she looked super cool! I could not photograph her from the front, but here is a rear shot….she looked great and had styled her outfit with flair and confidence. This is communicating creativity.
FUN READER STYLE MESSAGES
Let’s look at another reader’s style adjectives. I can tell from Robin’s email that she is a lot of fun…it is laced with emojis…upside down and right side up. Robin wants to communicate with her style that she is feminine, relatable, peaceful, mysterious, and whimsical. Very unique! And since we are talking. unique today, I thought it was a great day to do a slideshow for Robin and women like her. Hope you enjoy! (BTW, I did find some shopping success. Look for it this week!)
Don’t be sad while social distancing…be hopeful and
By Pamela Lutrell