Or the other one.
Yes, once again I’m going to ask your opinion. It’s not like I can’t make up my own mind…or like I’m going to count up the votes and let the majority decide…but I do like reading the comments and sometimes someone has a thought I didn’t have and it pushes me off the fence. Sometimes just carefully crafting the pros and cons list for each item, I push *myself* off the fence. Either way, it’s sorta like going shopping with a girlfriend…”whatcha think of this one, grrl??”
SO. I see now that I have a little bit of a problem. A STRIPE problem. As in, I keep buying things with stripes. Mostly black and white (or white and black) but also some navy and white. And I can justify most of them, but just this week I brought home, guess what – a black and white striped top – and when I went to hang it in the closet, I realized it is EXTREMELY similar to one I bought just a few weeks ago and haven’t even worn yet.
In the picture above, going from right to left (I know, just bear with me), that’s a navy and white striped dress, then a navy and white striped long sleeved tee. Then a short sleeved black and white tee…then two short sleeved white with black stripes tees…and lastly a long sleeved back tee with white stripes. So you can see they’re all slightly different…EXCEPT the 2 short-sleeved white with black stripes tee shirts.
Those are the two I want to hear opinions on. They both still have their tags on and are within a returnable time frame.
#1 is from Target, Ava & Viv, a 4x for $16.99, it’s very a lightweight, almost silky cotton blend. This one seems a little sportier to me, and I would wear it like this or over jeans with sneakers. I’d wear this erranding, shopping, etc.
#2 is from Rainbow, it’s a 3x, was $7.99, my first “cold shoulder” top, and the softest thing ever, like if “sueded cotton” was a thing, this would be that. It’s a good length for leggings or jeans and I think the cold shoulder elevates it just slightly above v-neck #1 as far as where I would I wear it and what I would wear it with. This I would wear out with girlfriends for coffee or drinks in the evening, with flats.
So, while they’re a LITTLE different, they’re really essentially the same shirt and either could work for casual day or evening. And do I really need TWO? If I returned the Target top, that’s $17.99 that could go towards something else. What else am I going to get for $7.99 if I return the Rainbow one?
There’s also this. A little older, showing a little wear, but not bad by any stretch of the imagination, I have…
#3. Yes, it’s more “black with white” than “white with black,” but really. It’s a bigger fit…leaning a little towards schlubby in my view…but I COULD return BOTH the other tops and have $26 to put towards something else I ACTUALLY need and don’t already have…like a kimono to go over my green dress…or, ha, SHOELACES (I’ve been looking for elastic shoelaces because bending over to tie my sneakers is really an uncomfortable prospect).
So, there we have le Challenge du Jour. We’re not saving the world here, but…sometimes it’s nice to be included in a manageable challenge.
What say ye?