Thanks for always being so kind - I'm still not 100%, the hives situation is tedious (more dietary restrictions) and draining (wishing I was able to be more present in Bloglandia) but getting sorted. Keeping things in perspective, my thoughts are with Lynne's daughter as she and her family prepare for the next steps in her fight to cure sickle cell anemia.
The first wear of this dress (early May, pre-hives - how I miss you, non-rashy skin!) caused a minor shoe-mergency. As I hollered to Beary, how is it possible that I don't have shoes that work? His response - "I guess you DO need more shoes!" - is one more of the many reasons he is a keeper. Here are just a few of the footwear options which do not go with it: suede shorty cowboy boots, cool green Fidji shoes, Frye boots, and taupe clogs. Here's what I ended up with, which was a lot better in theory than in practise:
|green silk honeycomb-and-floral dress: Nylon by Dex, Netty Vintage|
brown wrap belt: no label, Netty Vintage
scarf: Charming Charlie, worn here
pirate boots: Vivienne Westwood, My Habit, worn here
I felt kind of Comic Con-ready, and not in a good way. Oops! Ah well, can't win 'em all.
|necklace: random jewelry booth ~20 years ago, worn here|
usual wrist business: Swiss Army Cavalry watch (beloved gift 1994), silver OM bracelet (Lollapalooza vendor, early '90s), leather and silver "hands" bracelet (AGO, precious gift, early '90s replaced 2005), rubber O-ring
silver and amber bracelet: gift to self 2008, Pages (very dear local shop, now closed)
But wait! I'm not sure how I overlooked these shoes last time - they are a great improvement (photos are from last week, post hive-action, on a day dim enough to downplay the poofy face and blotchy chest):
|shoes: Fluevog Pindown Farrah, worn here|
Hmm, guess all the shoes in the world that are for sale will remain safe from me for a bit yet. The air conditioning is on at the office, and, as usual, I layered up for the fluctuations:
|sweater: Nurture, Dillard's, worn here|
I'm headed over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday (her 100th!) with my outfit un-fail!