When I’m tired, I tend to go for easy color combinations that I know flatter me. I’m quite pale, and a true red brightens up my skin tone. That was the basic motivation behind this outfit, when I winterized my sleeveless red dress by layering it over a black turtleneck.
Sam also really liked this outfit because it’s very similar to the outfit I was wearing when we first met, a little over 20 years ago. Back then, I wore a red button-front shift dress over a black turtleneck, along with black tights and black suede flats. Very simple, very mod. There are differences with this outfit, of course — a fit-and-flare red dress and tall black boots — but the color combination and overall visual effect are essentially the same. Like I said, I like tried-and-true combos. 🙂
And of course, wearing red lipstick when I’m wearing red is a no-brainer. So easy! We also took pics after I got home from work, so you’re seeing an accurate depiction of what my L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge 10-Hour Lipstick in “Refined Ruby” looks like… after almost 10 hours!
I also rewore my “Hammer Time” necklace made out of microfiche, which I picked up at a librarian conference a couple of years ago. It’s the first time I’ve worn this necklace at my new workplace, so all my librarian co-workers got a kick out of it! 😀
It was a rainy day, hence the umbrella. And WOW, is this smiley face umbrella photo-bombing my outfit photos or what?!
Sam also captured a couple of fun shots of me twirling our smiley face umbrella!
And more cheesy photo fun! You’re welcome. 😀
Where: Work day that included teaching
- Dress: eShakti, old
- Turtleneck: Walmart?, old
- Leggins (worn as tights): Spanx, this fall
- Tall boots: Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old
- Red lipstick: L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in “Refined Ruby“
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