Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Desperate Times

Thanks everyone for the outpouring of support for my recent work woes. I know it's not always feasible to comment, especially if you read a large number of blogs as I do, so I really appreciate your taking the time to stop by with kind words and encouragement. It's times like these that it's especially gratifying to feel a part of such a positive and supportive group. This work episode will pass, and thanks to all my virtual friends in the style blog community, it won't feel like the end of the world.

On to more important topics, such as shoes. As you can see, my selection of wearable shoes is growing, though my toe is still pretty swollen even after several weeks of healing time. I'm not sure I'd have thought of pairing these boots with the ruffled skirt, but desperate times call for desperate measures, and believe me when I say I was pretty damn desperate to get some variety back into my footwear. This new top, with its subtle pink stripes, was the perfect way to introduce the burgundy color to the outfit without the whole thing looking too somber. Burgundy and pink is a combination I've been attracted to recently, and I like the way the two colors work together for a balance of gamine and sophisticated.

The striped socks (they come all the way up to my thighs) are some I've had for quite awhile but haven't worn too often. Striped socks are one of those things that can take an outfit over the top pretty easily, especially in a steampunk-flavored getup such as this one, so I prefer to let just a small bit of them show. They're perfect with this skirt, which lets the socks just barely peek out as I walk or sit cross-legged.

Top: Clockwork Couture
Obi belt: Audra Jean
Skirt: Heathen
Socks: Sock Dreams
Boots: Miz Mooz


Alison said...

I like the idea of the burgundy and pink. I'll have to try it. I have a pair of vintage burgundy dingo boots and a pink dress... maybe over the top, but worth trying. I like your steampunk flavored outfits. They are so pretty, but with a great edge.

Sheila said...

This is freaking amazing! I love pink, burgundy and green (and brown) together - it reminds me of the Japanese cherry and plum trees that bloom in the spring here.

I wore a pair of knee-highs today that made me think of you. Have you ever bought from Sox Trot? Gorgeous patterns.

i_b_erin said...

Awesome..I have always wondered about how thigh highs stay up...they look fab, and of course you always do!

As work as gotten kinda
"iffy" in my area..I understand trying to keep a positive attitude about it...Keep on shining girl..you are STUNNING!!

scarabee said...

I have a deep love for Things Stripey; those socks are great! :D

K said...

Even though our styles are not the same, I am constantly awed and impressed by your creations and your ability to remix everything! I may not comment often, but I always come to see what you've put together and what inspiration I can draw from it. Keep dressing fab and feeling fab!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe work sucks AND you are still limited in shoe choices. Double unfairness! But these unlikely boots do look smashing with the stripes and varied greens.

Nana Erin said...

I die when you wear something this over the top. My goal is to have just ONE steampunk outfit at some point. I love love love it!~

Julie G. said...

GREAT look!
As for the work woes, the saying "this too shall pass" comes to mind. I had my own work woes about 5 years ago in the corporate world. Between all the management changes, office politics, and back-stabbing, I decided I wanted no part of it and I quit. But that desperate action led me to a great job with wonderful people that I actually like working with! Things seem to happen for a reason - we just can't see it until we're on the other side. Keep your chin up - we're rooting for you out here in cyberworld!!!

The Spicers said...

That top looks fantastic on you. Nice combination!