I look almost like I know what I'm doing on these pictures. I promise you - I don't. I just keep playing with the clothes and accessories I like - some of it works, some of it doesn't. This time, I think, it worked pretty well. And I usually don't over-think my outfits - they all are born in just a few minutes. Very rarely I would plan an outfit for the next day. Well yesterday I actually thought I would wear a new dress (it's so cool and sexy) for another play Justin and I were going to see today. Good plan. Except that just the thought of wearing it on a drizzly gray day gave me shivers. I wanted something cozy instead. That other dress can wait. I thought that I haven't worn this set much (what looks like a sweater dress is actually a sweater+skirt set), so I decided on that.
I bought a few new accessories on post holiday sale recently, and wanted to wear some of them. Some of my most favorite of the new accessories are this pair of vintage inspired earrings. I have not done a post dedicated to only accessories in my blog, but I think I might - there are some great pieces there. Anyway, I decided on navy blue tights and my high heel booties (can't wear any higher than this) first, and then started playing with adding different accessories to the "sweater dress". I have to say that I went far from the start, only one bracelet is left from the initial idea. In the process of accessorizing, I eliminated one cute fuzzy scarf (as you can see, I wear a fuzzy vest instead) and one necklace. I suddenly remembered one pretty interesting video about layering necklaces, and I've been wanting to experiment with it for a while. Here is the result. One necklace here is already sort of layered - I only added the short (practically a choker length) French necklace which was an antique mall find over a year ago. I really liked the result.
Here, I'm trying to show you my earrings, but I think we'll photograph them separately at some point, they are so pretty. I also bought this leather and rhinestones bracelet by Chico's in one of my most favorite colors, olive green, which in my opinion goes with practically everything. All these pieces are by Chico's - I really love their jewelry, some seriously talented designers work on them, and the quality is superb, I never had any trouble with their quality (unlike some other well known brands), and I can heartily recommend them.
I thought that I'm done with theater for a while, but then I started missing it! Justin was not surprised at all when I offered him to see a show. It was The King and I, the musical, done by a small theater in Burien called Hi-Liners, though the performance actually took place in Renton. All the actors were children! They did such a great job on it. The female lead was just wonderful, and the whole show was done with lots of heart, humor and is one of my most favorite of all the shows we've seen to date. Anya's improv teacher was the musical director. It was just a perfect way to spend this afternoon. Indian restaurant afterwards did not hurt either.
I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start a new week, and of course, we can begin it with being Visible this Monday, yes? See you there!
Sweater+skirt - Lane Bryant
Furry vest - Chico's (old)
Accessories are also by Chico's, except my old favorite mother-of-pearl bracelet and a short vintage necklace
Pea coat - via Nordstrom (last year, but I believe it's still available online)
Booties - Aquatalia, comfy and water-resistant, found at Nordstrom Rack 2013
Tights - Hue
Clutch - Cole Haan via TJ MAXX (old)
Location - Renton
Linking with Patti's Visible Monday