Thursday, April 14, 2011


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!


  1. Hahaha, for someone with a horror blog, you're pretty hilarious. I've had the same issues with wrap things and always forget DUH add a cami. I like the gathering to that dress.

  2. That dress is so pretty and that last photo totally made me laugh! I made the mistake of wearing sandals yesterday despite and weather and froze my toes off waiting for the bus! Lesson learned!