I want to take a moment to gush about my husband. Saturday night we had a birthday dinner for a friend planned. We had been saving for a few weeks, as the dinner was at a nicer restaurant than we can normally afford. And all week I had been really excited about it. But Saturday I woke up in a funk and had a wardrobe crisis. I didn’t have anything new* to wear. I felt fat. And nothing I had felt flattering. My amazing husband understood. And he took me to Buffalo Exchange, and he gave me the last of his credit (I think I left him 6 bucks) and I got a new dress and a new bag. I am sure most of you can identify, but that new outfit gave me SUCH a boost of both confidence and mood. I felt pretty. And fun. And I cannot thank God enough for giving me a man who would make such sacrifices. It might seem small to you, but in a household where money is tight, and new clothes are a luxury, he gave his credit to me, even though it meant no new outfit for him.
I am not wearing the new dress here, but I am carrying the bag.
It is a beauty. It is leather and such a roomy size for a clutch. The colors are amazing.
It goes PERFECTLY with the dress, which I promise to wear with it soon. But I brought it home and of course, I had to see what else it went with, and this blouse was one of a few things.
I removed a big bow from the front of that blouse, because I always felt it interfered with styling. And because now I could, I added a lot of necklace to the look.
We are getting a lot of rain here right now, which is nice, but it meant we took the opportunity to get pictures when it came, right outside my office. I hope my co-workers missed the show.
*I am not ABOUT to wear that Zac Posen dress to a restaurant where people will be eating red sauce and drinking red wine. Not even almost.
Pants, Forever XXI
Leather clutch, Buffalo Exchange
Watch necklace and bat skull, Etsy
Beaded necklace, vintage