What I Wear :: Day 4
Where TGAAD and I part company is when it comes to discussing what to do with all the money you "save" by not shopping. It seems like many of the women who are participating are either miles deep in debt (quite possible) or they have lots of expendable income, but from the way they write, we are not - nor ever have been - shopping at the same stores. I keep thinking, "if I had $1,500 extra from not shopping, I'd be paying off our mortgage in a hurry!" Still, I like the general idea (curbing all kinds of shopping), and using the money you "save" to pay down debt or your mortgage, to save for a big trip or build up your nest egg or retirement. After all, do any of us really need more clothes (shoes/handbags/books - wait, I'm not giving up books yet!)? Just something to think about.
And now on to the outfit of the day. One of the things I've realized is that I have an affinity for autumn colors - greens, browns, oranges, deep reds. I do tend to dress a little differently for each season (i.e. I had some brighter t-shirts that I wore this summer), but I also stick to the darker shades of brown/green/blue/red - even in summer. Can I whine a little here? This is the hardest time of the year to dress - it's in the 30's this morning, but is supposed to be up to 70 this afternoon. Now, how does a continually cold person dress for that kind of day? One word - layers. I didn't wear it for the picture, but I have a brown cardigan that I wear with this if I get chilly and I have a long sleeve t-shirt on under my (thin) sweater. If I'm out somewhere wearing this and it warms up, I have been known to strip off the t-shirt and just go with the long-sleeved, thin turtleneck sweater. And how about those shoes (yes Seestor, they are similar to WEB, but not quite up to par with the ones you used to sport!)? Day four with those as well...good thing I like them.
C.S. Lewis once said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." Dream BIG. After going "there and back again," The Hubs & I have created a home that is full of books, stimulating conversation, and the laughter of our five kids. We have been the recipients of Amazing Grace, and our life goals can be summed up in four words: Love God, love people.