My true story…
I was recently shopping for someone else when I spotted a perfect skirt for me: my colour and style. Luckily, what I do saves TIME, MONEY and HASSLE and this was just the case….
Not having much time (as I wasn’t meant to be shopping for me!), I whipped the skirt into the changing room – picked up only one and it was the right size (lucky guess?) ( SAVING). My buying decision consisted of, in this order:
- colour (√ ),
- style (√ ),
- comfort ( √√),
- fit (√ ),
- suitability for me: length, pattern, material ( √),
- feel of the item (and how it made me feel) (√√√),
- whether this is a fashion item or long-term classic (in other words its “shelf life”)
- then finally I looked at the price tag (wow – it was half the original price £SAVING – now an absolute bargain, although to some £40 may have still seemed a lot)
This skirt, I should explain, was merino wool. OK, it would have to be dry cleaned but on checking the instructions it can also be hand-washed. I’ve had experience of quality wool before, which meant it wouldn’t need that much cleaning and this proved the case (£SAVING and HASSLE SAVING). To date I must have worn it at least a dozen times already and haven’t needed to clean it. It was also a dark colour, so would sustain any ad hoc accidents.
This whole buying process was under 5 minutes. Now, that’s not because I’m rash – no, it’s because I know what I’m looking for and what suits me. ( SAVING)
When I got it home I realised the brilliance of this item and how it already connected with so much in my wardrobe, which of course I was expecting! It is a “classic” item, in that it will last through many seasons (probably years in fact). And, the thickness of the material means that I can wear it on most days in this country.
My only concern with this skirt was the fact that I have a cat with claws! Because I knew I was going to love this item so much, and it was a bargain, I’ve taken the precaution of getting a second skirt before they became unavailable.value for money
Confirmation that the purchase was in fact perfect: I have worn it several times already (getting my VALUE FOR MONEY) and each time have had compliments, and of course felt great in it.
Now, yesterday I was out for the day (beauticians, lunch, theatre, then on to a client for a make-up makeover), so I needed to wear something that was comfortable but would “look the part”. Guess what – yes the skirt was my choice again. Now, it proved a lucky choice too, as my morning activity saw tea spilled on it. It literally landed in globules and was easily brushed off, rather than soaking in and staining. Phew – I didn’t need to go home and change ( SAVING, HASSLE SAVING), and the client never knew I looked “less than perfect”! And, it seems it still doesn’t need dry cleaning (£SAVING).
I love my new skirt, and it loves me back!
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