Before I left on my little jaunt, I tidied up my room (nothing worse than coming home to a total disaster). As I put away my clothes, I started making a separate pile for items I loved but hadn’t yet worn, or hadn’t been wearing enough; things that I needed to see if I could work into my regular wardrobe rotation enough to justify making them part of my working closet.
I’m really glad I did this (high five, past me!) because it instantly gave me a fun and creative jumping-off point for my return to Chicago winter* (no time to focus on the blahs, let’s go play with these clothes!)
This little red corset dress was one of my first anthropologie buys ever; I got it on super sale and tried it on solely on a whim, and found I loved it. I’m not usually a fan of tomato red, nor of corduroy, but I love that it’s cut in a very fitted and flattering shape. (Again, typical anthropologie juxtaposition, a party-dress silhouette with a practical fabric – just a little attention to detail that makes it such a special dress to me.)
I will say, it’s a little short for work, and it’s a tricky color to work with – but I think it’s earned its place in my keeper pile. I also have a film audition today, and the boldness of the color mixed with the simplicity of the cut will (I think) look great on camera . . . .
I had seriously given up on finding tights to replace my beautiful slate-blue-gray Target ones (that were such a perfect, unexpected neutral, and which are practically torn to ribbons) when I stumbled on these two days before I stopped shopping. They’re not quite right (not enough blue? something’s off), but they’re proved a decent solution, and as soon as this year’s over I’m going to go on a hunt for the right shade (but they’ll work until then.) (Also, a Ravenclaw tie. Rockin’).
In any case, you’ll be seeing a lot more of some new pieces in the future – time for me to get mixing, folks – and to start really narrowing down what I wear in my closet. (Perhaps a giant blog sale when it’s all over to find good homes for the unbeloved in my closet?)
*but it’s March! Soooooo close to spring!