I've just been to a lovely family wedding in the wrong outfit.
It didn't spoil my pleasure in the happy occasion, but when I took it off after the event I knew I wouldn't be wearing it again.
Where did I go wrong?
It wasn't 'me'.
A perfectly nice dress, a perfectly nice jacket and a pretty pair of shoes - (all bought on separate occasions some time ago) and all bought for the wrong reasons.
I look at some clothes which I never wear and give myself a minute to think why I bought them.
Here are some of the reasons -
I felt like treating myself that day.
It was such a bargain. It was! A pure silk jacket from Fenn Wright and Manson for £15 down from £115! Could I resist? No. Do I wear it? No. Well, once. It is much too dark a colour for me and nothing I have goes with it.
I wanted something different.
I thought it might be useful.
I thought I could slim into it. (Have you done this? I did wear it once and could hardly breathe..)
It is gorgeous. I love it.
But - it's not 'me'.