Do you ever find yourself seeking out one piece of clothing you just know you have to have? Something on trend, but still classic that will mix and match with so many other pieces. Timeless enough to get you through the current season, but also through many years. When these moments of total need (aka want) happens, it gives us a reason to browse stores and websites with purpose, on the hunt for the prize. Well, for me, this past spring the hunt was on for leopard. No, not a real one! I was in desperate search of a leopard midi-skirt. You might recall, I am all about that trend right now, as evidenced here and here.
At the start of the year, while I was still traveling a lot for work, I used my spare time in other locales to find this precious piece. I figured it would be fun to wear in spring with a sweater, great with a white tee in summer and easy to transition into fall with boots and a leather jacket. My prize was proving hard to find though. Endless cities and endless stores (and a few websites – but I loathe online clothing shopping), with no luck. How could something I was seeing all over social media and on passerby be so hard to purchase? Thankfully, with time to spare in NYC, I browsed the flagship Macy’s store (usually I avoid it since that store is the definition of overwhelming), and voila, there it was. The skirt I had been longing for, on sale no less – and in better quality fabric than I could have imagined. Sold! And I have been putting it on regular repeat in my wardrobe (yes, even in quarantine) ever since.
What’s the lesson here you might ask? Well, it’s simple, persistence pays off. If you want something, go high and low and everywhere in between to make it happen. Maybe it’s not a simple leopard print skirt you want, doesn’t matter. This pertains to any aspect of life, like seeking new jobs, trying new hobbies, making new friends, etc. It’s really one of the first things we learn as kids. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Fashion isn’t always just about fun, it can be a great way to interpret life’s lessons. Plus, you’ll look good learning them along the way.
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