I embraced navy as a favourite neutral a while ago but I tend to pair it with black, grey or coloursnever brown hence this week’s Tuesday Try: wear navy and brown!  I LOVED all the pinspiration!  I don’t actually have a ton of brown in my wardrobe but I picked up a brown drapey cardi at the Sustain SU clothing swap and was happy to have a reason to break it out!  Here’s where the dilemma comes in… I have 2 pairs of navy pants: my joggers and my cords, but I recently acquired a third pair from my mother-in-law who was kind enough to think of me when she saw a great deal! They fit, they are versatile for different seasons and I gratefully accepted them and planned to wear them for this Tuesday Try… BUT later I had to acknowledge that they are fast fashion

Even full price, these are clearly too cheap to NOT be fast fashion.
Even full price, these are clearly too cheap to NOT be fast fashion.

Sigh.  If someone gives you something that’s fast fashion, does that make it okay?  I considered the fact that I’m not even comfortable “liking” photos with fast fashion pieces; I always think, “STOP BOASTING ABOUT THE PRICE.”  Ultimately, I decided I can’t keep the pants.  If they were thrifted, then they wouldn’t be part of the fast fashion cycle, but since they were regular retail clearance, I just can’t.  (Sorry Di!  This isn’t judgment, just me trying to be consistent.)  So, I wore my cords instead

Cords $4.20, cardi free, pashmina $5, gifted black long sleeve C'est Moi tee, Arnold Churgin brown boots
Cords $4.20, cardi free, Pashmina $5, gifted black long sleeve C’est Moi tee, Arnold Churgin brown boots $6.40

Navy Dilemma

Pashmina
Love the colours in this authentic Pashmina and it was WARM! Perfect for the outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony, albeit not warm enough for photo session sans coat!

I love the length of this cardi - has a kimono vibe and covers the tush!
I love the length of this cardi – has a kimono vibe and covers the tush!
Love the dark brown colour of the boots - any brown would do for this Tuesday Try but I really wanted dark chocolate I mean dark brown.
Love the dark brown colour of the boots – any brown would do for this Tuesday Try but I really wanted dark chocolate I mean dark brown.
"And now on the six o'clock news..." (newscaster expression, no offense to any who might happen to be reading)
“And now on the six o’clock news…” (newscaster expression, no offense to any who might happen to be reading) … “local woman decides that gifted fast fashion is still fast fashion.  Duh.”
Good warm comfortable outfit, no fast fashion.
Good warm comfortable outfit, no fast fashion.

P.S.  Did you notice I forgot earrings?!!  Why, because I was late, as per usual.

P.P.S.  It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday today so a special HBD to you!  Hope you had dark chocolate and lots of wine and one day soon I’ll take you thrifting, my treat!

2 Comments

  1. Shannon Ebbesen Reply

    So, with the gifted fast fashion what becomes of it? Are you donating and then someone else will thrift it and then it’s okay? It’s a fine balance and once its purchased then what. Sigh

  2. The Spirited Thrifter Reply

    I’m left to decide to recycle, donate or swap. Since it is a new garment, I will swap or donate it. It’s not ideal but the best for the circumstances.

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