I haven’t been shopping in forever (and have in fact been harping on about shopping bans), but gave in last weekend after a brunch in the city and went searching for some winter pieces. Mostly I was good, buying some thick opaque tights (my winter strategy = layering so I can still wear dresses) and the perfect pair of brown leather brogues. But I couldn’t resist a mustard yellow peacoat that was on sale at Forever New. It wasn’t on my wishlist, and really I have three perfectly serviceable winter coats (black, houndstooth and white), but I’ve been drawn to everything yellow ever since my wedding.
I did consider returning it, but I justify it thusly: 1) it’s nice to have some colour in my winter wardrobe, as I tend to default to black, grey and navy; 2) the shorter length is more flattering for my height than my other winter coats; 3) I can make at least three outfits with it out of my current wardrobe.
I should note that the items above are mostly taken from Polyvore and aren’t exactly the same as what I have, just a rough representation. Also note that my office environment and even client meetings aren’t as uptight/colour allergic as some corporate work environments.
I think I make a good case right? Now, no more unnecessary purchases!