Let me just share with you what I wore over the weekend. My plan was to shop for a cute casual dress or a skirt to wear to a concert Friday night. By the way, I went to see Marsha Ambrosius and her performance was “Phenomenal!” Her music is written so vividly that you can imagine yourself being there. For those of you who don’t know, she is an English R&B singer and songwriter and also a former member of Floetry.
But I took a mini trip into Forever 21 and I picked up a dress and two skirts to try on but unfortunately the two skirts and the dress did not fit comfortably at the bottom portion of my body. My fellow pear shaped sisters, you “KNOW” my struggle, so I frowned and I walked out unsuccessful. On my way out I found this coral, pink and white open shawl cardigan in the back of the fitting room on the new arrivals rack hidden in between several other clothes. This rack was full of brand new pieces that were not seen on the floor yet. I grabbed it from the rack, looked at it, and said to myself, “Now this is cute!” looked at the price which was $15 (works for me!) so I bought it. I envisioned a couple of pieces that I could pair it with at home and my vision worked out perfect! I paired this cardigan with my white shorts (1 year old), solid cream top (4 years old), coral belt (new $2.50), and my pink and coral necklace (3 months old). Once I put it all together, I thought I looked artistic which was perfect for the concert and charming in my soft pink and coral colors. I saved myself from buying a whole new outfit and thought of pieces that I could pair this cardigan with at home.
So instead of buying a whole new outfit, find a couple of cute tops or bottoms in your closet that you wore a couple of times or have never worn before that you can’t seem find anything to pair them with at home and go shop for a top or a bottom to pair with those pieces you have at home already. I promise it will save you so much money in the long run. Your new piece paired with an old piece will give you a brand new look