Monday, May 2, 2011

How I wore it: I got a beautiful feeling

People, things are moving. Yesterday I bought my tickets to Hamburg and I sent out a request for a cute apartment I found. I just got an e-mail saying that my new rain boots should be here by Wednesday. I just signed and put my job contract in an envelope, to be mailed out tomorrow... life is good.

Another way life is good? Today my husband had a neat-o concert in our neck of the woods, so I decided to fancy it up and go. I even put on contacts! I wore the particular dress I wore because I'd been planning to wear it this past Good Friday to church ... only we never ended up going to church out of deathly exhaustion. So I was glad to have an excuse to sling it on today. But, because of the transitional weather, I didn't know what footwear to put on:

Oh, hi, hooves.

Although this might be the least flattering picture ever of my legs, I didn't dislike the vibe between the grey booties and the fancy purple dress (and, in hindsight, it would've been funkily cute for the cabaret-like venue in which the concert was held), but I wasn't sure how okay it was. So when my husband called to confirm our meeting place and time, I enlisted his help (I'm in pink, for my blog colors, he's in blue for being Greek): 

"You know that purple Calvin Klein dress I wore for Easter last year? What shoes would go well with that? I can't wear my heels without leaning on you."
"How about your green shoes?"
"You mean, the ones I threw away about a year ago?"
"Okay, do you have any black shoes?"
"Yeah. They're plain, though. Flats."
"Wear them anyway."

So I did:

While the end result was less than fascinating, it didn't stumpify me. So I approved.

The concert was fun, the Vietnamese food we had later was even more fun, and now I'm exhausted and ready to do a crossword before bed.


Purple dress: Calvin Klein, by way of Macy's, gift from my husband, remixed
Black flats: Me Too, by way of DSW, remixed
(Grey booties): Aldo, remixed


  1. Nice dress! I think with some tights the booties would work just fine, but if you're like me, the tights are packed away until the fall ;)
    Awesome about the job, and the upcoming trip to Hamburg!

  2. Thanks, Allison! I mean, the tights are easily accessible, but I'm just hoping I won't need to for a long time...

  3. That's a really nice dress! I like both shoe combinations on you, though personally I think I'd gravitate more toward the flats because my legs are very easily stumpified. I'm glad to hear everything is coming together for you :)

  4. Gorgeous! The flats were a great choice.

  5. Thanks, Anne... slowly but surely.

    Thanks, Sal! I was happy with them in the end!

  6. The flats look great!! I actually quite like the boots too, but I think the flats pull the outfit together best. :)

    So glad life is going so well for you!

  7. Awwww, thanks, Clare! I'm hoping this trend of good stuff happening means that I'll be able to #$%#@ graduate in July!