Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Dress, New Tricks

Dress: Kieu's (old), $40 // Tights: Target, $5 // Necklace: Forever 21, $6 // Boots: Forever 21, $28

I tend to fluctuate between two extremes when it comes to outfit selection. Sometimes I fret too much over planning ensembles each day. Other times, I throw caution to the wind and just randomly put stuff together. In an attempt to find a happy medium, this week I've tried to let outfits "come" to me. Rather than forcing creativity, I've just been casually ruminating over what to wear and letting ideas pop into my head. It has worked surprisingly well.


So, using my new psychic sartorial abilities (hehe), I summoned this old dress. I've had it for many years and haven't worn it for many years, but I'm glad it saw the light of day again!

How do you choose what to wear?

24 comments:

Janette Crawford said...

Fret.

Jenni said...

This dress is great! You should bring it out more. :D

Yao said...

You always inspire me to wear more color although it's pretty hard right now in NYC. And I love how your lipstick matches your tights! What color is it, btw?

Marie said...

I love that dress!

kate gabrielle said...

That dress!!! I love it!

Sometimes I have outfit ideas in my head for days, but most of the time I just decide right when I'm getting dressed.. usually depends on my mood :)

modest typewriter vintage said...

I'm the exact same way with my outfits... sometimes I worry that I don't have much of a set "style". Oh well!

Also, are those boots comfy? I've been looking at them on the F21 website, and I was curious about the heel height... :)

Rachel said...

That dress is wonderful and fits you perfectly! love love love it.

Rebecca said...

very cute, love pulling out old things and wearing again! makes me never want to get rid of anything just in case!

Work With What You've Got said...

I really love this. I love all the pieces together and that dress is ridiculously flattering on you!

Truman Tales said...

Wow! This is a great look, head to toe. And you look so beautiful in that first pic!

~ Angela

♠Rachel said...

One of my favorites on you! It's so simple and bold. :D

heidikins said...

This is, quite possibly, my favorite outfit you've ever posted. LOVE the dress, and am totally crushing on the orange tights. Love, love and more love.

xox

Kansas Couture said...

Yao - The lipstick is Revlon "Kiss Me Coral." I love it!

modest typewriter - By my standards, these boots are very comfortable! They don't have a lot of padding, but you could add an insole. The heel isn't high at all, about 2.5". I've done a lot of walking in them without any problems.

Mrs. J said...

This outfit was a good choice, especially with those wonderful red tights! Lovely!

ps. I usually just stare at my clothes until something pops out at me.

Alexa said...

Looks fantastic, love the dress on you, especially with the tights. But boo, I miss your dark hair!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Yay for psychic powers. Love the pop of the red with your lovely dress.

Dzesika said...

Not to sound all stalkery, but I totally saw you at Rudy's wearing that and thought "oh, that's that girl with the blog."

But then my pizza came and I didn't get to say "hey, nice dress."

Carole said...

I like the dress. Think it would look good with a cool scarf. And I'm a big fan of boots and tights so perfect outfit and you look cute in it.

Grace M said...

That lipstick color looks smashing on you!

Fashionably Learning to Write said...

I'm so glad that the dress came out of the closet! It's lovely ;).

suswins said...

That's a great dress! It looks awesome with the red tights...

Kristin Wyly said...

that dress is awesome. Simple, but it makes a statement. Love it.

Molly said...

Love, Love, Love this dress!

Cassidy said...

Lovely! And those tights are just divine.