Gah, today felt like a Monday. Everyone seems to be sick or cranky as we enter into January. Me, I'm neither!
So there, that's my secret: I'm basically balanced across the front of the stairs.
However, this dress is both short and loose around the waist and the nature of The Pose caused it to go all bunchy. But I'm over it and I'm moving on.
I got this dress on a recent shopping expedition for Christmas presents (here, just past the turquoise dress) for $22.99. It's by Danier Leather and based on the style I think it's probably from the 90s (it has that "Buffy" slip dress look to it). I'd seen a clerk in a store wearing a black leather dress with a shirt and tie under it, then a blazer over it and wanted to try it myself.
here, down past pictures of my closet spring/summer wardrobe changeover) for $18.98 - since I just scoped out BR in the mall recently I know their shirts sell for much more than that! I liked the deep navy of it. I snitched one of L's ties for the day, one with a green and blue pattern to pull the olive green blazer into the overall colour, and wore blue lacy tights.
I'm actually repeating this olive blazer from the March capsule, as I'm at the point where I need basic neutrals in order to make my capsules function properly and I don't see any need to go out and buy new things when I have perfectly good ones already. It's by RW & Co. (a mall store, Canadian chain), but I bought it on consignment.
The shoes are black heeled loafers, which I purchased at Town Shoes (another Canadian chain, mall store) in March 2011. I actually first wore them here for a job interview - and I got the job and am still working there! Must have been the leopard shirt! I haven't worn them much since, just in April 2011 (with a chair skirt) and in November 2011 with some familiar items that were in the October/November capsules.
Having been through nearly 12 months of capsule wardrobes, I think I can safely say, "I have enough black shoes." I am not in love with these, and I don't think they'll be staying in my closet past this capsule - however, let's not be hasty.
Blazer (RW & Co., consignment), shirt (Banana Republic, consignment), dress (Danier, thrifted), shoes (Kate & Mel), tie (borrowed from L), pin (vintage 80s, Le Chateau).