March 1, 2010

Out of Bounds

    I bought this dress in January right before the semester and my shopping ban started.  Its a HUGE detour from what I normally buy.  Its a very dark shiny pink number with petals on the neckline.  I'm more a fan of simple plain things.  But since the dress was on sale at Ann Taylor LOFT, I figured I could buy it, take it home and see if I could make outfits with things already in my closet.  So I did and decided to keep the dress.  But as you can see by looking though the blog, I haven't worn it yet.  Until a couple of Fridays ago. . . 
    I'm not sure why, but the dress spoke to me that day.  And of course I listened.  Being a sleeveless dress, I knew I had to wear a cardigan or blazer to make it winter office appropriate.  My trusty blue cardigan was perfect.  And since I already had some blue in the outfit, I layered a blue tank under the dress to avoid exposing too much cleavage.  In hindsight, I probably should have added some form of necklace.  But that morning I was hurried and couldn't think of anything to go with it.  Also, would a necklace take away from the petals?  So I chose to add earrings instead.  
    Unfortunately, this was the last wearing of my favorite gray tights.  I snagged them on the desk at work that day and they ran.  Like a huge run up and down my left leg.  It was very sad to throw them away, but I hope to replace them sometime soon.  Do you feel sad too when you have to say goodbye to beloved pieces of your wardrobe?

The Details:
Dress: LOFT
tank: ON
cardigan: Target
Tights: L'eggs
gray heels: Bandolino
earrings: gift



Law Girl said...

That dress is so pretty! I love the way you made it appropriate for winter with the tights and cardigan!

A-C said...

Thanks chickie! I've become a big fan of tights and cardigans with dresses to make them winter appropriate. Way less boring than jeans everyday. :)

Asta said...

Great color combination! I love magenta/lilac and grey so I will degfinitely try wearing them together:)

A-C said...

Asta--gray is actually one of my favorite neutrals. It's much softer than black but still provides an anchoring dark color. Glad you like it!

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