Slowly but surely…I’m getting the hang of wearing red!!
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve always quite liked the look of red; I just never, for some reason, felt very comfortable wearing it!! (Other than red hair; but that’s a whole different story!!)
So I’ve been sticking to a “baby steps” philosophy both in terms of frequency of wear – once every week or two – and investment – nothing too expensive that I may later regret. That’s why the last time you saw me in anything that contained more than just a hint of red was for my “Ready or not!” post…which was actually about a month ago. And that’s also why these fun, plaid jeans from Forever 21 came home with me after a recent shopping expedition; at only $15, I didn’t think I had much to lose!!
We hear a lot about “fast fashion” now, and how the purchase of cheap clothing isn’t really the way to go on so many different levels; not the least of which is just a serious lack of quality. But speaking from personal experience, I’ve certainly seen my share of pricey pieces that were poorly constructed…and inexpensive pieces that were remarkably well-made. These jeans are a prime example – the denim is a really good weight, and the fit is pretty much perfect!!
And speaking of quality…my mustard-toned, long-sleeved tee (you’ve seen it here before) is not disintegrating in front of your very eyes; it’s just the cool, distressed texture!! As to the sanity of purchasing clothing that already has holes in?? That’s a whole other story, too!! 😉