This isn't one of those 'Eh...this is what I wore today posts...' purely because...um I never actually wore this, well at least not in the technical out and about sense.
I did, however, wear the dress yesterday to my brother's graduation, but with black tights and shiny ( and borrowed) black heels. Yeah...that whole thing looked nice...but let's be frank, it was a bit 'meh'.
Today, I wanted to rework the dress in the subtlest way imaginable, instead of black tights and shoe boots, I decided to team it with grey jersey tights and flat brown lace ups.
Alas, I had no such opportunity to wear this outfit today, but it did prompt me to think about how particular items of clothing are expected to be worn in a certain manner. Don't get me wrong there is nothing groundbreaking about the above look, but it does pose the notion that no item of clothing, especially a dress of the 'glam/going out' variety, is restricted to the manner in which it is expected to be worn - in this case high shoes and black tights, evening - y bag.
Looking at the above outfit, I want to throw a parka over that, or a crazy cardigan, gather my hair into a messy bundle and take to the streets - there's no stopping a girl in a sparkly embellished dress AND comfortable shoes.