Wednesday, September 4, 2013
My husband's unsolicited comment on this outfit: "You look very mint chocolate chippy today." I guess that's appropriate since I bought the skirt in a grocery store. For eleven dollars. Seriously.
There is a Meijer on my way home from the office. I'm a Kroger girl, so I usually visit Meijer only when they have great sales on Diet Coke (and they do have great sales on DC. I'm addicted to DC). While feeding my habit this spring, I spied this mint polka dot fabric in my peripheral vision as I was walking to the check out lane. I knew it was a match for a mint green enamel anchor pendant, mint green pumps, and mint green suede loafers I already owned. It was on clearance. It came home with me.
And then I wore it. The fabric is thin. The waistband kept riding up. Static cling was a real issue, and all day long I wished I had a slip on underneath it, or at least a can of Static Guard. I think the clothes you wear should make you feel good. This one was just kind of "meh." I wore it on a day that required lots of walking, so I was at least glad I'd tucked the super comfy Lands' End suede loafers into my bag for a late afternoon shoe change. I love a bargain, but sometimes you really do get what you pay for. I think I should probably confine my grocery store purchases to mint chocolate chip of the edible kind from now on, and let this one melt away.
Do you ever make spur of the moment purchases that didn't turn out to be what you hoped?
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!