Tuesday, March 3, 2009
So I'm trying to do my homework for Karen's Print-mixing 101: what grade would I get for this? Remember, I'm just shopping my own wardrobe here, and I have a limited number of prints to work with. But as I started warming up to the idea and playing around a bit, I did like the way this scarf looks with this dress. Normally, when I wear this dress I keep everything else very plain -- black tights, sometimes boots, sometimes Mary-Jane heels, and either a black cardigan over or a black turtleneck under, my only jewelry a pair of onyx ball studs. But we're moving from winter to spring here, and maybe I should lighten up how I'm wearing it.
What do you think? I'm waiting on your word before I take it out of the house -- should I stay or should I go? I'd probably still wear it with the black tights and shoes/boots, but I keep thinking of a fabulous pair of heels I saw in Fluevog's window this weekend. I remembered them as closer to the blue in the dress but the photo I've downloaded below shows them as not quite right. Still, mood-wise they're a very nice match, I think, and maybe in person, in the right light . . . I'll have to at least go back and drool at them, I'd say. The pair of ankle boots I have from this Fluevog "family" is the most comfortable pair ever, even with the 2 1/2" heel, so I know I'll be picking up something like this before my trip this summer. Meanwhile, maybe I'll settle for some cheap-and-cheerful bracelets in the sky-blue.
And now, just in case you think I can't recognize "too much" all on my own, here's my homework answer to the question asking for an example of way-too-much-print, print-gone-wild! You might recognize the cardigan whose print I tried matching recently. Can you imagine my students trying to keep a straight face if I walked into the classroom wearing this? Actually, this might be the perfect April 1st teaching outfit, if I could keep a straight face!
What? You like it?