I was going for a look and I knew the exact look I wanted.
The look is on my mother’s face. Since I was a child playing dress up in her closet, it has always been my practice when I think an outfit is really awesome to show it to her. Her response is binary- either she makes a look like she is smelling bad cheese and I scurry off to reassess, or her head tilts, her eyebrows go up and she says “Oh, Bethann.” This is how I picked my wedding dress- watching her face as I tried on gowns until I got “the look.”
Well, this outfit got the look of approval. Mother and I were at the nail salon on Friday afternoon (see photo below) and I asked if she would mind coming over to my house and looking at an outfit I was planning to wear on Saturday night. My taste and her taste are totally different, but we “get” what each other are going for so we are good for this sort of thing.
My inspiration for this outfit, worn on Saturday night to a “Surprise” 40th party (yea right- she always wears tight white jeans and a one shoulder top to have dinner with her in laws- but don’t get me wrong, she looked hot!!), was a combination of two looks:
I liked the monochromatic look of this outfit. With tights that are an exact match the dress can be a little shorter than I usually wear because it looks like one piece- even though it isn’t. The red I can live without.
The second look is of course Karla of KARLA'S CLOSET. I picked one of her random vintage blazer with mini-dress ensembles, but she has many that are all adorable.
BTW- Wondering how I manage to work several jobs, take care of children, run a household, pamper myself and yet still look rested? I multitask.