|articulated cicada pin: Ricky Boscarino of Luna Parc, last worn here (way-better detail shots, go see)|
|dark grey blazer: Scoop - Amazing and Amusement!!, consignment|
grey dress: Joe Fresh, last worn here (still haven't mended
that awesome turquoise coat either)
obi belt: Elizabeth Kelly London, etsy, last worn here
peacock scarf: street vendor, Progreso, Mexico, a gift from my mother, last worn here
polka dot tights: Joe Fresh
red shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Winners, last worn here
Good thing I still have outfits I wore to work and photographed earlier in the month to share, because I've barely been out of pjs all week. I missed out on some fun stuff, but resting, re-balancing, and fixing things up are necessarily for the best. I'm trying to think if I have ever managed to grow to enjoy something that has frustrated me so.
I do love this blazer's lop-eared collar and vents at the bottom front princess seams, and that it came with each size of extra flower-button still attached to the label inside. The seasonal incongruity of grey wool and flowers begs to be amplified with a high-summer cicada and autumnal scarf.
This outfit was a favourite last winter (pre-blog). Though the greys are more harmonious than they photograph, the polka-dot tights I tried with it this day don't work so well - I'll go back to plain (or a more subtle pattern like these checks or these stripes) next time.
Since it's just not possible to completely hate on dear old polka dots, I will add that they helped keep me from feeling totally over-dressed. Acceptance is a step toward enjoyment, right? And starting somewhere, as long as I start, is all I need to do.
One thing I absolutely enjoy, no question, is joining all the other fabulous bloggers over at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday - and no way am I missing out on that!