Maharani's post on her run-in with an aggressively solicitous White House Black Market SA cracked me up because I went there recently and got the same helpful suggestions from my SA, but I actually liked it, and ended up falling for those blue snakeskin stiletto pumps. They are actually pretty comfortable for heels because of the ankle strap and rounded toe--I've tried on lower spiked heels that felt wobbly but these feel pretty sturdy. But now I'm having second thoughts because Maharani mentioned how inappropriate for work these pumps are. If they were 2-3 inch and stacked heels, they'd be perfect, but they are 4.5 inch stiletto heels (with a 0.5 inch platform), and I've never had heels this high or spiky before. If I can't wear them to work I'm returning them because they're obviously no good for MOTG.

I also ended up with a blue pleated midi skirt because Una suggested I wear it with the jacket I bought to make a suit, but I'm not sure if the skirt looks too cheap and too matchy matchy paired with the jacket. It might not fit so well into my wardrobe, so the skirt may be going back as well.

And finally, I bought a blue cardi and T shirt. I know the cardi is very similar to the jacket (which went on sale so I ended up getting for 30% off, yay!) but I'm really lacking for cardis since I gave all my old ones away, so I don't mind having the duplicate color. I am rediscovering blue--I used to wear light blue but realized it doesn't go with my skin color, but navy and ink blue seem to work a lot better for me. I have a couple of orphaned skirts that I used to wear with light blue cardi twinsets--does it look fresher with the darker blue?

1. Blue snakeskin stilettos! (I'm wearing the blue pumps in all pics except 5-8).
2-3. The ink blue jacket and pleated midi skirt "suit" with the blue pumps (in the fitting room and at home).
4. Another blouse option for the skirt suit. I don't think I like this as much but if I tuck it, there's nothing to break up the solid blue.
5-7. Three other black skirt options if I don't keep the blue skirt: pencil, flared, and midi. With lower black pumps.
8. Jacket with white jeans for work or dressed up MOTG.
9-10. Two more options for blouses with the pleated midi skirt (although I'm not sure these work that well).
11. Ink blue cardigan and matching T shirt under the cardi.
12. Cardi with an orphan Ann Taylor skirt.
13. Cardi with a newer Anthro pencil skirt.

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