I always like to ‘fess up to fashion issues as they occur. These things happen, especially in real life. Remember on Sex and the City when Carrie fell on the runway? (“She’s fashion roadkill!”)
Readers, today I had a fashion issue. I got to work a bit earlier than usual, and realized I wasn’t really feeling 100% comfortable in my outfit. Well. I really liked it. But I’m not sure it really worked for work. I blame the early hour. My dress was a bit too short and my tights were a bit too sheer. The result was a bit puzzling for work. Luckily, I do tend to have a few pieces of clothing stocked up in my office for emergencies. I managed to get the photos in before promptly changing. After all, as Carrie taught us, “when real people fall down in life, they get right back up and keep walking.” Well, here is the outfit in all its glory. It lasted a full 30 minutes- my life real redo outfit.
Cardigan: Marshall’s ($20 marked down from approx $50)
Belt: pulled off another dress
Tights: Nordstrom Rack (approx $4 marked down from $15)
Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)
1) I gave it some thought, and I think this outfit would easily have worked, with modifications. Leggings or really thick tights would have taken away from the short front of the dress. The issue with the sheer tights and the short front of the dress is too much sheer for work. I love this look for evening and weekends though, and will definitely be wearing it again. If you’re going to wear sheer, go conservative elsewhere. Here’s how I wore the dress at work last time; it looked much better for work.
2) I do tend to keep extra items around my office for emergencies (spilling coffee, tearing something, ill fitting issue, and now clearly for tights issues). I like having at least one pair of flats, one pair of heels, a belt, basic jewelry, extra neutral top or skirt/pants. It may sound like a lot, but it all fits in a small bin next to my desk. If you’re going to take risks, just be prepared! And aside from risk taking, you never know when you may need something on any given day.
Has this happened to anyone else? I’m curious if anyone else ever thinks, “This sounded good at the time…” after they’ve already left the house?
Thanks for sharing, readers! We take it one fashion adventure at a time!