Today's outfit is not what I had planned. First of all, the weather has been warming up, so I was going to wear sandals. As in, NO BOOTS. But then... the temperature plummeted down to 35 degrees this morning. *sigh* So it's back to boots for the time being.
I was also going to wear a completely different dress. Until I found a hole in the back. *sigh* However, it is fixable. And I have the needle and thread to do the deed.
Anyway, here is what I ended up with:
That's the suede trench I got from a Wilson's Leather clearance sale back 4 years ago. I don't love the fit - it's a size too big - so I tend to wear it hanging open like that. Otherwise, I look like a linebacker, which is only cute for, well, linebackers.
This is the dress that started it all. What do I mean? I used to only buy dresses for specific purposes. But with this one, I bought because I loved it, and it was on sale. Now whenever I find an inexpensive dress that fits great and makes me happy, I buy it. I can always find an occasion to wear it - or dress the dress down, like here.
The one problem I've had with this dress throughout the last umpty-ump years I've owned the thing - it's too low cut. I tried pinning it, but it always made the draped front hang funny. So then I'd futz with it all day long. Finally, about a month ago, it occurred to me to just layer the damn thing over a cami. Yeah. I AM that slow.
The Unplanned Outfit:
Sage-colored trench coat, Wilson's Leather
Mauve and purple and black patterned dress, Dayton's from back in the day (it's Nine West)
Black tank top, Target from a zillion years ago
Black knee-high boots, my Grandma Mac
Silver and pearl necklace "pile," Nu Look Consignment in Minneapolis
The random side benefit of the dress? It's really, REALLY stretchy. So it always fits!