The great closet switchout means I suddenly find myself with a wardrobe of beige and gray instead of hot pink and turquoise:
- Brown 3/4-sleeve Mudd sweater, purchased at Goodwill in Denver, October 2013. I can’t really explain this. I love it and hate it at the same time. I tried it on, and thought, “This is drab, ill-fitting, and scratchy. I must have it.” And in the last few weeks, I’ve worn it A LOT. Who can explain? The heart wants what it wants.
- Skirt from TheGetUp Vintage, Ann Arbor, purchased spring 2012. This old favorite standby has a lovely, trim high waist, and pockets, both of which are lost in this ensemble.
- Born riding boots, Christmas gift, 2007.
But something about the fit/balance is all wrong here. Also, all day I was distracted by seeing my own shoulders in my peripheral vision, which I guess is a reasonably predictable hazard of taking 1982 as one’s wardrobe inspiration.
Moreover, methinks that if I’m going to do the Diane, I best go big or go home, and embrace color as well as shape.
And in conclusion, I also should have gone with normal shoes here, not big time boots–the overall effect was somehow drab, bohemian, and western all at once. Serious re-thinking required.