A few posts back I asked for thoughts on the subject of matching. Opinions varied. It seems most people think it’s ok as long as it’s not a regular occurrence. Well, Eboni, The Fashionista Next Door, dedicated a whole post to the subject, “Matching is Overrated.” Magazines imply it’s for sissies, the unimaginative, and old ladies. Well, I don’t consider myself any of those, but I am 43, so you gotta cut me some slack!
Last weekend I had a dental appointment and the usual Saturday morning errands to run. I figured this would be a perfect time to test-drive a pair of cute, green, T-strap heels I acquired on a recent thrip (thrifting trip). I also made a conscious effort not to match. And in case you can't tell by the pics, that's a blue and white striped shirt. I must say, the outfit worked out well. I even got a couple of compliments on it. The cute T-straps? Well, let’s just say they’re not for walking around big-box stores in. I’ll count this outfit as a success and file it away for future use. Hey, maybe matching really is overrated. I’m not sure if I’ll be out and about this weekend, but if I am, I might give it another try. If there’s inclement weather, I’ll stay in and work on Style Resolution #1: cleaning out my closet. Anybody interested in swapping some stuff?
Now, I have to let you know, any weekend errands usually involves a trip to the thrift store. So, after my appointment that’s where I went, addict that I am. I found the cutest dress. Brown and white polka dot. I have just the shoes (also thrifted) to go with it. Check out the pic below. It takes matching to a whole new level, don’t you think? LOL.
A while back, Jeannie at Gracefully 50 had a quote at the bottom of one of her posts. It read: “Don’t take yourself too seriously; nobody else does.” Words to live by!
L.L. Bean toggle cardigan: gift
Zebra scarf via eBay: only $2.99 w/ free shipping!
Mossimo striped button-down shirt: thrifted
Eddie Bauer-mended boyfriend jeans: in store
Newport News T-strap heels: thrifted
Earrings and Monet bracelet: thrifted
Thrift factor = 60%
The girls at the dental office seemed to like it!
How's this for matching? Some folks (me) just never learn!
Until next post,
Sheila, Style Agent 909