Welcome to December, peeps! Just where has this year gone?
My blogging mate Anna has recently written about things that shouldn't be, but are. (And now that Anna's s spotted it, I can reveal that one of her examples was "And" starting a sentence.)
It got me thinking of that old song title,
How Can Something So Right Be So Wrong?
And of course I relate it to my outfits of late.
Denim skirt, a summer look but winterised by opaques.
Florals, a summer look but winterised with longer cardis and knee boots (tested out here)
Yes, I've been feeling a tad iconoclastic in my dotage. Cracking a few of the self-penned Rules For Dressing The Pout. And you know, it's making me feel good! I'm feeling "lighter" by trying things which had been consigned to the no-no box. I even tried shorts this summer. And they felt good.
Maybe I am just a few posts away from tucking my jeans in knee boots. Or wearing leggings!
So I ask, dear reader, how can something so wrong, feel so right?
But back to The Real World. Pout Dressing as it looks right here, right now.
I was meeting up for a catch-up supper with a lovely couple and when thinking of what to wear on a pretty cold evening, I went a little crazy. Again.
Floral dress (East), brown longer cardi (Woolovers) and brown knee boots Gabor.
I tried it with a belt. The Photographer With Style Views hated it. I looked like "a sack tied in the middle". Again. His ultimate fashion criticism. And insult.
But undeterred, I insisted he take a photo so that I could see evidence of my big mistake, and I had to give him a scarey face to make him take it. A pretty threatening look, huh?
I am enjoying stretching myself by discovering new looks, like florals in winter. I get a big feminine rush when I'm wearing these little dresses with cardis, dresses which would otherwise sit in my wardrobe and come out once or twice for special-ish occasions in summer.
I thank you, Ana of mrsamericanmade. you have inspired me to experiment with summer florals in winter. And I like the results. My little dresses do too.
So, in conclusion, ladies, I am rejuvenating my wardrobe, my spirit, and this winter by doing this dress and winter cardi thing. Why don't you try it? And let me know how you get on?
A la perchoine.