February 20, 2014
Old Pink Dress
This is how I wore it to work today. Well with shoes - I wore grey flats at work, but I keep my flats at work and commute in trainers or danskos and since my danskos are red - well you got stocking feet pictures.
On the commute to work - I starting thinking about what I could have added to this outfit:
Scarf: pink floral; grey floral; two - tone grey pashmina. Meh, I wanted to wear a pretty necklace.
Different Cardi - I let grey pass briefly through my mind, but I've always paired this with the pale pink. I thought about white - but discarded that as being too bright for the predominately muted dress. I thought about red, to pull it from the dress, but again - no. Then I thought what about my black polka dot cardigan?
When I got home tonight, after hitting the grocery store on the way home and then helping JB get dinner started - I asked him to grab his camera and we headed upstairs so I had quicker access to the closet. I swapped the grey belt out for a white belt and tossed the black polka dot cardigan on.
What do you think? Would you pair these together? Is it a bit of mutton dressed like lamb? I know I should have pulled the cardigan together and belted on the outside.
At some point during my workday - It came to me - Ella would have grabbed my grey jacket, rolled up the sleeves and buttoned it. (Hey I was tired! It was after 7!!)
I don't know if there is enough of the same colors in the scarf as the dress. But it does add a 3rd element. I still have that white belt on under the open jacket. (I look a bit shell shocked - don't I?)
Oh - and if you haven't seen it - go check out this post from Jenny. There is something raw and honest, vulnerable and touching about this post. I've been rolling it over in my head since I read it.
I think the best thing to come from the Style Session with Ella is that I'm rethinking the way I view myself. The way I think about my shape and how I talk to myself. As much as we all love compliments - I honestly wasn't fishing for them with the last post - but rather, trying to open the dialog about society and how women (giant generalization) think about their bodies. Sadly - most of us are our own worst enemies, we need to remember to talk to ourselves as nice as we would talk to our daughters or best friends. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to comment.