Since the weather's been a bit cooler, I've had a strong urge to remix this old, red shift dress (also seen here). I pictured it over a black oxford, collar tied with a bow, with black tights and black & white wingtip booties. Tried it all on...no good. It turned out really costumey - like I was trying to imitate a bad stewardess uniform from the 60's.
Just when I thought I had finally come up with a decent look, my sweet husband looked at me and said something like, "wow" or "interesting". I took that as "not in a good way". I don't always take his opinion of my outfit choices into consideration, but with all the trouble I'd had that morning, I thought it likely that my judgement had been compromised.
At the last nano-second, I threw on this houndstooth scarf and switched to my cute, button shoes. Yet another decent attempt...mediocre result. I hate it when the fabulous outfit constructed in my head turns out to be a hot mess when I actually try it on. It's so disappointing.
Matters were slightly worsened when my tights looked navy against my black shoes. But I swear the tights are black!
In the end, the shoes and the scarf really did save the day. (Whew).
Scarf: Swapped/borrowed from Je' Suis
Tights: Old Navy(?)
Shoes: Seychelles via Amazon