Hello! For this week's Fashion Over Fifty post I'm back with more animal prints. But first, I have a confession to make. The top I'm wearing was suppose to be a possible Christmas gift to my daughter. Sorry if you really like it Ashley. You can borrow it if you want. I told all my kids I wanted to cut back on holiday shopping this year because I want to quit my very stressful job, and to therefore limit the dollar amount spent to only $100.00 per child and to give me their Christmas wish list based on that. So Ashley told me she wanted a pair of Cognac boots, well, those alone almost cost her entire budget, so I could only get her one more small item to stick to my budget. I was shopping at Macy's for my winter coat and I spotted this animal print sweatshirt (sorry, I couldn't find an on-line link), and a couple of other items. I wasn't sure which of the three items Ashley would like the best, so I just bought all three thinking I'll give her a choice which one she wants the most, and I'll either keep or return the other two items. Well, the other day when I was trying to get dressed for the day, I must have tried EVERYTHING on in my closet, and couldn't seem to find anything I liked or that looked good on me: you know those days, when you have a closet full of clothes, and you still can't find ANYTHING to wear? And then I saw it. The cute animal print sweatshirt. 'Boy, that's cute. I'd love to wear that! No, I have to save that one. Oh, but it's soooooo cute! Maybe I should just try it on and see what it looks like?' So I gave in to temptation and tried it on. It was love at first sight. It was so warm, and comfy, and oh…..I loved the length and how slimming it was. I usually don't like sweatshirts cause they are too thick and they stop at your waist line and therefore make you look fat because you have all this extra material bunching up at your tummy. But the material of this sweatshirt is thinner, and I loved the quilted detail in the shoulders and the sparkle in the animal print. It was perfect. So I wore it. But I felt guilty. Oh well, there are still two unused items hanging in my closet. Now I just need to keep my hands off those or I will be going shopping again.
Because I got some inquiries on my new winter coat that I showed last week, I decided to include some more pictures of it this week too. This time, I closed the zipper! I bought my coat at Macy's, it does not appear to be available on-line. The inside of the label says Laundry by Shelli Segal if you want to try searching for it on-line at another store other than Macy's.
To those of you who live in warmer states, count your blessings! I wish I were you!
Have a great day! Amy