January 23, 2012

Fifteen Dollars of Feisty

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I'm not bold- not with my speech, not with my actions, but above all else, not with my clothes. My favorite colors to wear are black, white, grey, and occasionally brown. Yes- I'm one of those girls. I accept it and own it.

So animal print? I detest it. Bright colors, sparkles, big patterns? Almost never. And fur? Completely out of the question.

Until I happened upon the clearance racks at Target last week. I moseyed over to the 70% off section, threw nearly every winter coat my size in the cart, and Millie and I headed for the changing rooms.

While she checked herself out in the full length mirrors, I slipped on the first jacket, glancing at the price tag as I did. Only $15.00! It was a fitted black wool peacoat with cute pockets, gold buttons, and a belt.

And fur.

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Just a bit around the collar, but I might as well have been wearing head to toe Target red for the jolt it gave me. I studied the girl in the mirror in front of me. I studied her from the side. I spent a couple minutes in that coat, just letting the feeling of boldness sink into my bones. Then, I tossed the it into the cart, and wheeled down the aisles with a bit of a cocky grin. Sometimes it's okay to be a rebel, and this rebellion is just my speed.

Sky isn't a fan, and I'll probably take the fur part off as the weather begins to warm. But it gets downright chilly here in Illinois. Every bit of that faux fur warmth is needed these days.

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So, if only until the biting cold fades, I'll wear my coat, and feel the glow of glamour. Beige sweater underneath and no lipstick or high heels- but it's the little things. And though no one else will recognize the bravery I'll be quite literally wearing on my sleeve, I will know. 

Maybe the secret is what makes it so delicious anyway.

13 kind comments from you:

charla beth said...

ahh, i LOVE. this post. it totally made my night:)

and i hope you keep the fur because really? it looks fabulous on you.

Kaylee said...

I LOVE it! Especially because I totally understand those feelings. I am not usually so bold in my clothing, so when I find something that makes me feel "bold", it's just so fun!

Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Yes. Your clothing choices mirror mine exactly, and I would've felt precisely the same way upon noticing the fur. But sometimes we have to step outside ourselves just a little. For me, it's wearing this red sweater my mom gave me for Christmas. I think I might have just a little bit more spring in my step when I wear it!

MrsMcDancer said...

I like it! The price tag makes it even more delicious :-) I love when I find a piece of clothing for my wardrobe that is so different from what I would normally pick and it's like I'm a whole new exotic me {even though like you say, most people would have no idea!}

Reading Rambo said...

I think it looks great -- wear it with glee.

Ashley said...

I love the coat! I think it looks great on you and for that price? Yes, please! I think the fur should stay! :)

Jamie said...

Its adorable!

annoyed army wife said...

$15?! That's excellent! It looks super cute on you, too!

Mrs.B said...

I love it! It looks really good on you.

The New "Normal" said...

Ooh...I love it! I'm not bold with fashion either, but I like this!

ginanorma said...

Oh my word. In love with it, and in love with how you told us this story! That coat looks so great on you, the perfect lovely rebel.

And I love that Millie was occupying herself when you got to try your coats on:--)

____j said...

Cute jacket!

Melissa said...

I love it!
I love color and sparkles and animal print although I have never been brave enough to do fur...that and its too hot here! haha
I do love that coat though!

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