Today we put Plan B into action.
Once we’ve covered Plan A in les soldes, i.e. replaced, refreshed and replenished the basics at reduced prices, it’s time to move on to the. . .
1.) Wouldn’t that be fun?
2.) Oh, at that price, why not?
3.) I’ve always wanted _________ (fill-in the blank), now is the time to take the plunge.
4.) And, my personal favorite, I deserve ____________.
5.) Of course I don’t need it, but I really, really want ___________.
6.) True, it may not be a basic in the strictest definition of the word, but it goes with all my basics! Therefore it’s sort of a basic if it makes everything I own look new. (I can rationalize just about anything.)
I’m not a huge fan of throwaway fashion unless the price is almost giveaway, but I definitely have nothing against a little wild something or other, just for the fun of it.
On to Plan B, a few exciting extras that will add zest to the rest.
1.) A jacket or a shell in an unexpected color.
2.) Ballerines — my purple patent Repetto ballerinas for example. I saw a tempting pair in neon lime the other day. Sadly, they were a size six. (Lime is lovely with navy, purple, hot pink and white of course.)
5.) Something long, if one is so inclined.
6.) Maybe a dress?
7.) A wildly out of character cashmere sweater in coral, juicy orange, fuchsia, lilac, lemon, lime, electric blue.
8.) And, just because: beautiful underpinnings. They’re often pricey which means now is the time to make a small splurge. The psychological payback is priceless.
As much as I espouse the principle of Plan B, I will never buy anything — ever — that doesn’t work with almost everything I own. A one-off in the sense it can only be worn one way is entirely too frivolous for me, no matter how much it doesn’t cost.
An extraordinary evening frock, if one’s life includes the soirées that go with it, would be the exception to the maxim.
I’m off to Paris and maybe some photo ops.