Friday, September 15, 2017

Investment Shopping

I was out with a friend a few years back and she told me how she like me in a total one color look. I assumed one color, top to bottom. She is a great fashion resource and does her shopping on Worth Avenue, with her favorite store being ESCADA. I too noticed this early on when I had a photo shoot with a friend in Tampa many years ago. Oh, such a young Rhonda.  

I have used this white look many times and love to brighten it up with colorful shoes, and purse as with the red accents here. I did the fashion layout a few days back on "feeling blue" and broke up the look with white pants. I have learned that I have to be careful because this can either make you look short (in my case) or make you look longer (taller) if you are not careful. A lot about height has to do with perception, and your clothes are on the front lines as far as changing or reinforcing that perception.

Here are some suggestions to make you look taller and to look shorter if you are tall.

Now back to the original thought. While putting last evening outfit away, I noticed how a sweater from Boston Proper matched perfectly with a leather skirt from White House / Black Market. A found treasure and it matches perfectly with the Banana Republic pouch bag and suede pumps. Some match-ups are planned and I love shopping to get it all-together. Then there are some that just happen. Three out of the four items purchased separately and at different times, different seasons. 

Feeling Really Blue
Some of the accidental match-ups do come about from investment shopping. More is not always better and investing in quality does work long term. When you spend more you plan more. That does not preclude shopping/looking and sometimes seeing something you like. Then waiting for it to go on sale - now justifiable.   

Seldom do is see something that I cannot wait to buy - A justification process. Also in my opinion one quality outfit is so much better than 10 thrift shop finds.  

I have found that "wait for the sale" shopping works very well for Ralph Lauren items at Macy's. Their once in a lifetime, "One Day Sale" every weekend - Thursday through Sunday.  

Just a suggestion and a wonderful fun part of the feminine differential.   

I do love being a girl.  


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