IF IT’S BROWN……

Years ago, I made up a little saying for my husband to use when he went shopping by himself.  I felt like this was necessary, because sometimes he would bring home clothing that was…how can I put this?…..downright UGLY. I finally figured out that he did not look good in brown, so I taught him to say, “If it’s brown, put it down” and “If it’s blue, it will do.” His wardrobe choices have improved dramatically since he learned these phrases, but occasionally he will rebel and come home with something in the forbidden color. LOL

I am telling you this because today I am showing you a brown dress that I bought.

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When I tried this dress on, I thought it was so cute. But as I am fond of saying, my fashion journey is full of trial and error, which is why I don’t like to buy expensive clothes. I tried my best to make it look good. I really did.  I don’t like to make mistakes. BUT….I just have to admit…..I don’t like it!  And I am long past the age and stage where I will wear something I don’t like just because I bought it.

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To be honest, it is not just the color.  I just don’t think the dress is very flattering. Ladies, this is why the camera is your friend. It will tell you things that the dressing room mirror will not say. The mirror might say, “Only $14.99, and you look so cute in this!  Buy it!”   But the camera will say, “It’s not a bargain if it doesn’t look good on you. What were you thinking??”

So bye bye brown dress.  I hope you enjoyed hanging out in my closet for a month.

I don’t really HATE brown, but maybe I should tell myself what I tell my husband:

“If it’s brown, put it down.”

Next post, I will show you some of the outfits that I do like!

 

Today I am linking up with Tania onWednesday’s Wardrobe.

9 thoughts on “IF IT’S BROWN……”

  1. I really think it is just my overactive imagination! The lighting and mirrors are usually so bad. Maybe I just convince myself that it will look better in the real world. Who knows? Maybe one day I will figure it out!

  2. I like the dress best in the first picture and thought it was a keeper. But I sure know the feeling. Brown is tricky. Is it the blonde hair,you think?

  3. Amen to “if’s it’s brown put it down!” With my blue eyes and skin tone I’m partial to cool colors so
    no warm tones as in brown :)) Maybe that’s the case with your skin tones and beautiful blone hair?
    Also agree that the camera is your friend!

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