I’m a big proponent of not-regretting. Regret for mistakes I’ve made is useful only as an educational tool, as in “whoa, I don’t ever need to do that again.” Regret for things NOT done is the one that weighs on me. I wish I’d done more deep sea diving when I was younger, and gone out dancing every time I was asked.
It’s healthier to focus on the good decisions we’ve made and the good deeds we’ve done. Smartest real-life thing I ever did: partner up with Sandy for life, starting in 1992. Second smartest decision was quitting a lucrative real estate career to go to grad school for Mental Health Counseling. I loved my second career; it shaped me in all the good ways, and hopefully spread a small amount of comfort and hope.
This post, however, is about style regrets. We can’t hit a home run every time at the plate, and the looks below were pop-up fly balls at best. No shame, just an opportunity to learn about what works best. You’ve done it too, yes?
Yellow is terrible with my complexion. I chose to wear yellow for a style challenge, but I think that was the last time, and the challenge was six years ago. Love the skirt and accessories, but ix-nay on the yellow tops for me. Yellow shoes or bags are groovy, however.
Cropped-over-long is not a good silhouette for me. It makes the lower half of me look preternaturally elongated. The cropped top might look good over a short skirt, but I think I donated it after I saw this pic.
Could be cute, but just no. The wide belt is too chunky for me, and cuffed clam diggers are for bike rides only these days. I do miss our beautiful cottage and its lush gardens, though. This picture reminds me to love every place I live, for its own distinct beauty.
Long and longer, not my best look. Too much long and droopy going on here for my small frame. A short scarf would be great, and I do love the mix of color accessories. I still have the cuff and blue suede shoes.
In closing, enjoy the incomparable Edith Piaf, who regrets nothing:
Stay fabulous, make good memories, and enjoy every sandwich, xo
Some pieces to browse that may spark joy: