Friday, November 23, 2012

OOTD: dressing up for Thanksgiving

Dress: Flared Caraz Dress | Cardigan: In a Tizzy Cardigan 
Tights: Penneys (in Dublin) | Boots: Contrast Cuff Booties 
Necklace: Multitudes Necklace | Earrings: Apogee Earrings 
Belt: Lane Bryant Silvertone Shingle Belt | Headband: Ann Taylor Loft 

I ordered this dress from Anthropologie months ago, but was on the fence- I loved it, but wasn't sure I loved it on me.  The high neck made my chest look huge which is never my preferred look, and so I debated sending it back.

I had a brainwave on Thanksgiving though and wore the dress backwards after removing the button that secured the top of the keyhole neckline.  I tucked the edges under a bit and found myself in possession of a lovely and much more flattering v-neck dress.  I would prefer a shorter cardigan with this dress, but don't have one in the right color yet.

The belt was a clearance purchase at Lane Bryant this summer and is surprisingly comfortable for a metal plate belt (thanks to the elastic I am sure).  The booties make me feel a little elfin I admit, but they are just so comfortable...