So I have this ouchy plantars fascitis foot, and I can’t wear lots of my shoes right now. Comfort is more than key: it’s impossible for me to walk without the right shoes. So I have these comfy Oxfords that I think are really cute, and I thought they would be okay with a dress for a day at the office. I was thinking that I could maybe do a cute librarian look, you know? So I put on tights and I put on my dress and I put on a matching cardigan with the tights and shoes and this is what happened. I looked like my great grandma. SO frumpy. The neckline needs help. I feel super ugly, like I’m going to stop over to Eunice’s to borrow a stick of lard for pie crusts and talk to her about how I ain’t never been kissed.
So I grabbed a brighter sweater, put on a gauzy infinity scarf to help the neckline situation, added some funky earrings and rings and felt a lot less like my great grandma. Yay for accessories!
This past Sunday I had the dilemma of what shoes to wear for church. It’s too chilly yet for flats, which I sometimes wear in warmer weather with longer skirts and no pantay-hose. I have this foot thing, and I knew boots were the smartest option for not limping, but it seems too springy for boots! So here’s what I did. I swapped out my usual black blazer for a lighter grey, pulled out a cute floral Talbot’s skirt I found on eBay, and added a cream lace camisole to further “springy” up the outfit and balance out the heaviness of the black boots. The boots aren’t great as they don’t fit perfectly smoothly on my chumby calves, but I was pleasantly surprised by the way everything came together.
My feet held up fine through the service and I got home and iced my foot (rolling it on a frozen water bottle is wonderful). I changed into pants and oxfords for our Lenten book study later that afternoon.
(I definitely need to get better lighting in my dressing room for these selfies. I should probably also move those scarves and bags somewhere else, as they’re terribly distracting.)