Gray satin blouse, Forever 21. Burgundy velvet dress, NY & Co (shortened by me). Gray, herringbone-weave tights, Merona. Slouchy gray boots, White Mountain. Tweedy headband, Claire’s. Silver mesh flower brooch, thrifted.
Gray boots certainly weren’t on my list, but both black boots and gray pumps were….so I figure these sort of kill two birds with one stone. Besides, they were dirt cheap ($16 or so?) at Shoe Carnival. I used to shy away from gray (it can be very unflattering with my coloring), but I’m liking it more and more.
This is the first time I’ve worn this dress’ self-sash since I shortened it. I really like the new contrast between the long sash and the short hem. The belt looked a bit insipid with the old skirt length.