Blazer: H&M, $30
Necklace: Forever 21, old
Shoes: Forever 21, $22
But that doesn't mean I can't pretend I'm going out! And I'll even go as far as to get dressed up like I'm going out. Even if it means wearing a dress and heels while sitting on the couch watching Gossip Girl. A box of chocolate may or may not be involved. Maybe even a Diet Coke. Things could get really wild, okay?
Anyway, Fran was talking recently about having a closet full of dresses but always wanting to buy a new one when a new occasion came up. I have several dresses in my closet that I bought for a specific purpose and then never re-wore. This is one of those dresses for me. I bought it for my bridal shower this summer and wore it with a pair of strappy pink sandals, and it was so cute. But it's obviously pretty short, and the bright orange lace makes me feel like it's mostly appropriate for summer. But it's so short that I don't even feel comfortable wearing it out and about. Mostly just to indoor summer gatherings. Like a bridal shower. Which is just so specific, and the reason why this dress has not been out of my closet. But I decided I liked the color for Valentines Day, and black tights seemed to make this dress feel a tad more appropriate (and less like I'm walking around naked), and I'm actually pretty pleased with this outfit!