A dramatic outfit utilizing Angie's recent post's tips: I've got numbers 1, 3, 4 (sorta), 5, 6, 7, 9, and 10 working here but it feels very normal for me. I had this outfit planned at the start of the week, but I think it illustrates quite well how I use so many of those ideas daily.

Another gloriously warm day and my office which has no AC, has been slowly heating up since we've had consistent warm weather for a couple days now. Today I went extra simple in terms of pieces though each has an interesting cut (a favorite warm-weather dress, a bold necklace, and trendy flats), but went all-in with stripes/lines to create visual interest. I've got them everywhere: on the dress, the strap of the shoes, the necklace, the clutch, and even the screw-top studs have a line across them. Pulling my hair back also emphasizes two more horizontal elements, my brows and lips, but this effect was unintentional; I just didn't have time to wash my hair this morning I chose bright red lipstick to keep up with the graphic vibe (plus it matches my nails), and the circular screw-top studs because their incongruous round shape would draw a little more attention to my face.

Happy to report that these new flats were pretty comfortable, and that the strap doesn't rub funny. They seem to run quite large. I ordered the smaller of my two usual sizes, and even these are a bit big; I may have actually fit into a further half size down, but kept this size because these are sandals for me so I wanted to accommodate any foot swelling due to heat. I'll have to test them out on a more walking-heavy day to see how they do, but for now I am so happy to finally have my black ankle-strap pointy shoes after a year of searching! I'm even happier that they've got a healthy dose of white in them.

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