My husband surprised me with this coat this year, and it was a surprise for both of us because I really don't like the color purple. Alpaca, I love though. I'm told purple "is my color," so I'm not sure what my problem is with it. But, this Cole Haan coat was different. From the second I saw it - the minute I tried it on - the moment I looked in the mirror: I knew it had to be mine. But I put it back on the hanger and walked away. Simply because it was purple.
My husband saw me hesitating and shooed me out of the store. He knew that I needed a winter coat (desperately), and wanted me to take a chance. So I did. And I'm glad he surprised me with this gorgeously warm coat and pushed me in a bold new direction. It's time to try something new!
What item in your closet did you took a chance on... and grow to love?