outfit of the day: spring formal

ootd spring formal

The shoes I bought a few weeks ago at Target. It’s odd that I love them, because usually I hate fussy little bows on clothes. If I see underwear that has a fussy little bow (on bras they always stick them on the piece of cloth that connects the cups, which drives me batty), but that I otherwise like, I’ll buy it, then remove the bow with a seam ripper. But on the shoes, they work. The fact that they’re flat bows is part of it, I think.

Everything else I already owned.

Sock Dreams answered my email complaint about the socks before noon yesterday. They immediately mailed out the correct pair, and said the package would include an addressed, pre-stamped envelope. I just have to stick the wrong pair of socks in it, along with my receipt, and send them back. I like that they didn’t make me send the wrong pair back first (and pay for postage and packaging myself), that’s excellent customer service.

black toed shoes and black eyelet socks

pink cherry blossom furoshiki

blue cherry blossom pin

outfit of the day: grey & black

ootd grey and black

Trying out a different location in my office to shoot from. It’s kind of creepy-looking, no?

Anyway, this is a skirt I usually only wear in fall/winter, because it’s wool. But except for a few hot weekends here and there, this summer has been downright chilly. The expected high today is only 72 degrees! So I figured, what the hell, might as we rotate ’em (I have the same skirt in off-white) in as long as the weather permits.

The socks are from Sock Dreams, $10. The pin I bought a couple weeks ago from Thrift Town. The shoes are from Target, $16.99. They were the last pair of the batch I bought last week and I just got them last night. The skirt and blouse I already owned. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the skirts isn’t black, it’s a dark charcoal. I like the A-line silhouette a lot. It has pockets, too.

grey and black tights and shoesThe shoes kind of blended in with the carpet in my office, so I put my feet up on the desk to take this photo! Also, OMG, I just realized that these shoes are totally the shoe version of the hat Aretha Franklin wore to Obama’s innauguration. Now I love them even more.

dragonfly pin black shirtIs my hair really that red? Maybe it’s just the lighting from the flash. Also: I may need a stronger dandruff shampoo. At least if I’m going to wear a black shirt. *blush*