is Fuchsia Friday! And, uncharacteristically, I actually have someplace to GO; a former colleague's retirement party. It's at the university, in the library, and will take place between 3-5. Most people will be dressed in what they wore to work, which will mostly be jeans. Add to that, it's COLD today and I'll be walking.

The simple answer would be to wear some combination with my fuchsia jacket...maybe even just jeans and jacket...but I have worn that so much in the past month, and I'm a bit bored of it. So I wanted to try something different.

Here's what I came up with: my wintery dress (waving to dress twins Kari & Celia), my fuchsia silk top, my denim jacket, and my new BR scarf, which echoes the dress amazingingly. I am wearing silver earrings (with garnet insets) and a silver bracelet, plus the "shine" of the shirt's silver buttons. I tried it with different bootie/ tights combos, none of which work particularly well, IMO.

And riddle me this: Why do I look at my ordinary daily outfits (that are much more minimal) and think: MEH, BORING but then I look at this and think FUSSY and FEH!!

Not to mention the fact that I feel twice my normal size, but I guess that's a function of many layers.

I tried this dress just with the fuchsia jacket, but the footwear/tights issue became even more apparent then.

Maybe the answer is to put on the jacket and a pair of nice trousers and be done with it! I do have my grey Theory trousers that I could wear and I am sure I can find a good top to work with it.

ETA: the temps and your good advice won the is SO cold. So, I am relying on the FB jacket. With the scarf. Copying Sona with the dark under my case, charcoal T-neck and trousers. Silver belt, zippers, cuff, and a necklace (which you can't see) for shine. And the first outing of the puffer coat this year.

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