I bought a dress for Jackson's graduation - I loved the pattern and the colour. The sales woman in the store said a white cardigan would look good with it. I agreed but I don't have a white cardigan. This was disobeying my first rule of shopping: don't buy an item which necessitates buying something else...finding the something else will drive you crazy.
Then a friend said: a white jacket and because I'm so suggestible I spent an hour looking for a white jackets here and here. I neglected of course to take the dress because that would be too easy. Hey friends...come along on this roller coaster ride and see how I drove myself crazy, as noted above. There was the Alice and Olivia's sparkly ironic take on the "Ladies Who Lunch" jacket, but I just looked like a wanna-be lady who lunches.
|Alice and Olivia|
There was the Theory one; well cut but too much jacket...As you can see I always shop without makeup and wearing jandals or UGG boots and scruffy hair. Not a pretty sight. Note to clothes in shops - if you can get past the ugly, you're a keeper.
Then there was a little pointy guy which was kind of waitery. I liked it but they didn't have my size.
|Pointy guy. The photo doesn't show this but I also started doing ballet feet positions, not a good sign.|
|Alice and Olivia's peach jacket. Ok, time to go home, you were looking for white jackets|
Then I found the linen one in the top photo which I know I will wear again and I won't feel like hospital-restaurant-dental office staff. (I gave away a white trench last year after everyone kept profering me their wrists)
But the dress under it didn't sit right and I kept fiddling with it all day long. My fault I'm sure rather than the dress: I'm freakishly long waisted. I think I'll have to take in the top of it.
|Not quite right|