Pause To Prevent Mistakes

October 30, 2014

Two impulse purchases that were returned.

Two impulse purchases that were returned.

Fortunately, the generous return policy of stores lets me prevent mistakes before they happen.  I picked up these two tops out of boredom and being cold.  Using the power pause mentioned by Jill Chivers I put them aside for a while.  Then I assessed how well they fit into my wardrobe after the purchase high wore off.  And after I had time to defuse, I realized that neither top would be a good addition to my wardrobe, and here’s why:

  • Black V Neck-The black vneck top will not pair well with browns.  While I don’t mind keeping black in my wardrobe, I do want to shift to more browns and a top that will not pair well with black and brown is not a good addition.
  • Pink Crewneck-I adore the bold pink color in person.  Yet when I look at my wardrobe, the bulk of the colors are more muted shades.  This pink top would stick out among my sea of muted neutrals.  And once again it does not pair very well with brown.

So I returned both tops.  And this experience was a reminder that I need to focus on buying items that are a better fit for my wardrobe.

Has a ‘power pause’ ever prevented you from making a poor purchase?

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