After some downtime at the house, we hit the town to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had two outfits for the day: one for brunch/basketball, and one for the night's festivities.
Dress: Refined Cord Shirtdress (Anthro)
Tanktop: Zara Basic
Belt: Looping Lanes (Anthro)
Necklace: Childhood Secrets Necklace (Anthro)
Tights: Dotty Downpour Tights (Anthro)
Boots: Taiga Oxford Boots (Anthro) (available here, here, and here as the Kelsi Dagger Mashita boot) (run at least 1/2 size big; I had to go down a full size, but my feet are doing something weird...)
Shirt: Hints of Mesh Tee (Anthro)
Tanktop: Reversible Seamless Tank (Anthro, $10 here)
Belt: Nible Paisley Belt (Anthro)
Necklace: Childhood Secrets Necklace (Anthro) (you get two close-ups because I'm kind of obsessed with this borderline-creepy necklace)
Tights: Place de la Concorde Tights (Anthro)
Boots: Taiga Oxford Boots (Anthro)
These boots are a new purchase, and I'm a bit conflicted about them. On the one hand, I adore them. They have lovely, feminine details like this...
...while at the same time they are not TOO girly;
their military style zippers and lacing make me feel like some kind of crazed female rambo.
(Hey...I never say I don't like playing that role!)
On the other hand (the hand not holding a large knife), I fear they may be a quarter size too small on me. Perhaps I should have gone with the slightly larger size instead of the slightly smaller size, but I felt like my heels were coming out of the 8.5's. In any case, the decision has been made (and re-made, and re-re-made...I originally bought the 8's, then exchanged them for the 8.5's, then wore them for a few hours and decided to exchange back to the 8's. I can no longer show my face in the Chevy Chase Anthro accessories store).
If the boots don't break in well, this may prove to be my biggest Anthro regret of all time.
What about you, readers? Do you have any items of clothing that you love but don't quite fit you? Do you tough it out and wear them anyway, or are they languishing in your closet?