First, I am in a state of joy and desolation that the season finale of Dowton Abbey aired last night. Since some of you watch the show on the internet after it airs on television, I’m not going to reveal anything except that the female aristocracy looks divine when they switched up the wardrobes to usher in 1920 (who wants to dress like a flapper – I do!).
I am going to begin participating in Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday. Since moving into my new home last Autumn, it has been difficult to photograph myself because of the light issues. And although the following photos do not capture the best light, they at least capture what I’m wearing today. Participation in this fun, open coterie of female bloggers gives me one more reason to make sure Monday is not a series of blah wardrobe choices.
Today I’m wearing something I normally hate: ruffles. I’m not a ruffles girl, except in high school when I could consume an entire bag in one sitting. I prefer a tailored wardrobe that doesn’t accentuate my bust line, and even sedate ruffles call attention to this area.
But, I’m wearing this dress today (and trench coat – it’s chilly outside!) because, for one day, I’m going to let go of the need to hide. Also, I purchased the dress three years ago in a smaller size and today…it fits!
|Dress: Ann Taylor Loft, Tights: Spanx, Shoes: Prada Linea Rosa|
All my pictures make me look kind of muffy; I'm 6 feet tall with these shoes, but the photo belies my height.
|Only I would feel more visible in neutral colors with an open neck.|
|A trench coat brings angles and line to a very feminine dress. And it keeps me warm.|