I’m nothing if not persistent.
All summer I’ve searched for the right pair of brightly hued jeans – a big trend this year. I tried on countless pairs of yellow, blue, orange and green denim in an assortment of styles: high-waisted, straight, boyfriend and even, God help me, jeggings. But none of them fit me in a way that was flattering. I almost gave up.
Then I found these bright red skinnies at that Ann Taylor Loft sale a few weeks ago. I’ve been test-driving them on the down low but now I’m ready for a public viewing.
This short-sleeved, neon yellow and white tailored blouse from New York & Co is an appropriately bright accompaniment.
But I chose a neutral belt and platform wedges to keep this look from visually spinning out of control. I mean, there’s colorful and there’s “Oh wow – I can totally see you with my eyes closed.”
Moral of the story? Persistence pays off. Which, I know, sounds like something you’d read on a cheesy motivational poster with a picture of a tortoise arduously making its way back to the ocean. Or the message in a fortune cookie, after which you’d add “in bed” like the 12-year-old boy we are all capable of being on any given day (maybe it’s just me?). It’s still true!