As I often say, “variety is the spice of life”, and it sure is proven here when I ditched the bold and black, even the navy, for a look as soft as spun sugar! It sure felt great! And funny enough, two items worn here were bought quite impulsively….one day as I was traveling on the train to Connecticut, I flipped through a magazine and saw an Ann Taylor ad that featured this sweater – instantly loved it for the baby pink color and slouchy but not too baggy style….later that day I was having lunch in New Canaan with a colleague and noticed that two doors down was an Ann Taylor store! The pink sweater!!! Whoosh!!!! I was in and out with bag in hand within five minutes – didn’t even try it on…..
The other impulsive purchase? The booties! Here I was, in Manhattan for business on a beautiful summer evening….after having dinner I was walking back to my hotel at a leisurely pace to enjoy the moment, popping into a store if it was still open…well, the Tommy Hilfiger store was open and was quite impressive, considering I never was attracted to this brand before…..first stop was to buy grandson Henry a cotton V-neck sweater with an ‘H’ on it – so cute!…thennn I saw the booties…….had actually been looking for tan booties, but never found ones that fit me comfortably (Rag and Bone were too narrow)….these were a perfect fit and even better, on sale! The evening was cool, so of course, must have scarf and jacket…..not to distract from the pink, I chose a white linen scarf with a tan suede Banana Republic jacket that I found this year at Revolve in Lexington….LOVE it!!! Can’t wait to wear these booties with a denim skirt or a casual dress….and when I am ready to return to an edgy look, the ‘cotton candy’ sweater will be neat and unexpected worn with black….Lesson of the day? Try a new style or color on occasion – it’s fun and really gives you a lift!