Do you ever wonder if style bloggers really wear the clothes they post? I’m guessing they do for the most part, but I have to believe that sometimes they’re just playing dress up. We all know fashion magazines are mostly fantasy, which is fine with me. I like some fantasy every now and then.
Take these shoes for instance. They’re only comfortable when I’m sitting down, so I’d have to put them in the fantasy category. Kind of like the evening I envisioned when I put this outfit together. In my mind I was heading downtown to a fabulous restaurant or maybe going to see Joey perform somewhere.
I’d carry this wildly impractical clutch (can’t fit much in it!) and wear the shoes I love. I’m particularly fond of this leopard swing coat that I upcycled from a thrifted dress. Normally I would probably dress it down by putting it over a pair of jeans, but since I’m going on a fantasy date, I can layer it over a long jersey dress, feeling oh-so elegant.
I remember playing “dress up” in a pre-kindergarten playgroup. I would fight with Cindy as we both insisted it was our turn to wear the ball gown. The only thing that’s changed is that I don’t have to share anymore, at least when it comes to that delicious game. I’ve heard that as we get older, we’re still ourselves only more so. I see some fabulous gowns in my future.
Outfit details: Leopard coat and leather “armlets”-thrifted and refashioned, beret and jersey dress-?, Nine West booties-purchased years ago in the mall, amber and cowrie shell earrings-thrifted, ring-gift from Lynx, beaded chiffon scarf-gift from my sister, clutch-Dillards. Don’t forget that clicking on the pictures once, and then again, will give you a closer look.
I had to show you that Joey actually has worn the scarf. Also, this is really what I’m doing tonight. I’ve just learned how to knit and I’m totally enthralled.
Have a wonderful week!!