Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How I wore it: stymied

Today was supposed to be a low-key day. My husband doesn't work Tuesdays; I was gonna watch 'Glee' and Andrew Zimmern going to Greece. It was going to be awesome. However, an uncontrollable addiction to 'Angry Birds' (SERIOUSLY) and a concert including a new piece of my husband's happened. And I had to put on clothes.

However, I had NO CLUE as to what to put on. It was one of the few times I really just stood in my closet open-mouthed, trying to figure out what to put together.

In the end, though, I went with some basics and liked the finished result:

My black dress was fairly screaming to me from the hanger. I decided to make my standout color burgundy and went to town. Burgundy sweater, red necklace and bracelet, and burgundy boots, to which I did something new. I don't like it when a skirt hem covers part of the boot, so I folded down my knee-high red Fryes for a slightly pirate-y effect. The angle of the camera slightly squattified the effect, so take my word for it when I tell you that there was more leg visible between dress hem and folded up boot top. [By the way: I LOVE how the Fryes look folded - fun, no?]

In the end, of course, I missed both 'Glee' and 'Bizarre World.' But I had a fun time with my husband at a cool concert and felt pretty. It was a winner.

Burgundy cardigan: gift from my mom, via Lord and Taylor, remixed
Patterned modesty top: Express, remixed
Black dress: Gap, remixed
Grey tights: Gap, remixed
Boots: Frye Shriley OTKs in Burnt Red, gift from my husband, via endless.com, remixed


  1. This look is fantastic! You look very sleek...and now I want to try folding over my Frye's.

  2. Ditto on Katie's comment! How fun. You looked lovely.

  3. I love the look of the boots folded over! Very nice! Can't go wrong with a simple dress and fun boots :)

  4. Thanks, Terri! I was hesitant to fold over my boots before (although that was part of their added attraction when I was first thinking of buying them) because I thought it might detract from the boot's drama. I'm happy to say that I changed my mind!

    Katie and Angela, Mr. Chalkdust (Chalkdust and Zeus, as Allison once suggested?) is indeed a composer. He's a very big deal. ;)

    Thanks, Allison! While I was stymied in the beginning, I liked how everything turned out.

  5. Love what you did with those great boots!!

  6. Literally, the main reason I am hesitant to get a smartphone is the potentially crippling addiction to Angry Birds.

    Also, I love this outfit!

  7. Clare, my husband and I haven't done anything productive in two days. We just discovered 'Angry Birds' the night before last, God help us...

  8. I'm getting back to this kinda late, but now my curiosity as a musician is piqued - will we be getting any more hints about your husband's work? I understand if no, that would definitely peel back some of the anonymity. In any case, I think that's AWESOME! :D

  9. Hi Angela! I don't know if "hints" is the right word, but, yes my husband is an avant garde composer (with classical instruments) and a theory professor in a conservatory. And he's awesome.

  10. Ah, a composer of new music - how cool. You two are certainly an artistic couple! I love it. I am starting to teach theory to private students, having only taught voice and piano up until now, but I really enjoy it! I just read your most recent post, and hope the concert weekend is going well.