"a good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials"
sweater~ ?? purchased from some small boutique in chicago 5 yrs. ago
skirt~f21 (strapless dress worn as skirt)
shoes~ guess~ tj maxx
reading other blogs has sparked my creativity in terms of finding new ways to put looks together. i bought this dress to wear to wedding last fall and i love the colors in it. but, it has been laying in a pile of things i need to take to the seamstress to be altered. i decided to tuck in the bustier part an wear it as a skirt. i feel like fuller skirts are much more flattering to my figure. this one has a little crinoline so that it gives a little swish when i walk(yes, I feel a little betty draper-ish in it). i bought this sweater in chicago about five years ago. the lurex threads give it a little texture and that little bit of sparkle looks better on my skin tone than it would if this top was a solid brown. it's short sleeved so i added the jacket to keep warm(it's only supposed to be 59 degrees today). i really love the challenge of mixing patterns in a way where it all works so i added the leopard print peep toes. i consider animal prints to be neutrals. all the tones in the shoes work with the colors in the skirt without competing with them.