Both of these pieces were set to be purged - and they were folded on top of each other, and I looked at them together, and thought, hmmmm. I'm a big fan of Wendy's Lookbook, and she frequently does pattern mixing. And when I saw Angie's post of color combinations that went with dark red, I knew what I wanted to do today.

I wore this top in a previous WIW, and I have not been able to pinpoint what it is about this top that bothers me. This is my favorite type of Breton stripe - but I just don't love this top. Today, I figured it out. It makes my bosoms look droopy-er. And the fabric is selectively scratchy - some days it is fine, other days it is borderline irritating. I can live with scratchy... I cannot live with droopy! Vanity, vanity. After today, it's getting purged.

But the skirt is staying. I'm going to mix it with some other patterns

Once I was dressed and out the door, I didn't think about this outfit again, other than feeling happy with my choices

The last two photos are a sort of bonus, to show you just how obtuse I am. I asked Angie in her previous post, "what can you wear with dark red that looks fresh?" She suggested white & aqua blue. I walked into my spare bedroom to take this picture, and realized... I already had done that. Well, more teal than aqua. But still... I had a good laugh.

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