Wednesday, December 17, 2008
"Lady In Red" -- or maybe "Reunited"?
Jane from the stylish blog WorkThatWardrobe issued another challenge for yesterday, to create an outfit inspired by a song. What ended up being my choice (posted yesterday) wasn't even supposed to originally be an entry.
Neither was this outfit, certainly.
That is until I heard that darned Chris de Burg tune "Lady In Red" playing on the radio and immediately thought of that red dress. You know, the one I had once thought looked good until I actually saw the photos here on my blog and realized it looked positively dreadful? The one I either planned to alter or get rid of (neither of which had happened --yet)
Ack! No! Forget about it, I told myself, try a different song.
It didn't help tho when, upon hearing of the challenge and my other ideas for an outfit, my own mother said, "oh, but why not wear that red dress and be 'The Lady In Red'? I never thought it looked that bad on you, you know."
Ah yes, spoken like a true mom.
But then my DH immediately said, "hey, what about that red dress? You looked hot in that"
Ok, you really can't argue with that (well, I could, but why would I?)
Still not fully convinced I could pull it off, I stood staring into my closet when my eyes fell upon a black dress I wore recently. When I tried it on with my wide brown belt from NY&CO I immediately loved how it looked. The width of the belt hit me just right. Yeah, it really was that great brown belt that clinched it for me with the black dress and....
Then suddenly it occurred to me -- hmmm, maybe somehow, some way that magical brown belt could do the same thing for that red dress?
Why yes, yes it could! Ok, it's not perfect, but gosh the dress looks SOOOO much better accessorized like this then it did when I wore it last, huh?
And so here I am, "The Lady In Red" you see before you on my snow-covered deck. I guess the belt saved the dress & it gets to stay -- which in the end is how the other song in my title comes into play: my red dress and I have been "reunited, and it feels so good".
Thank you, Jane, this was both fun and cathartic -- it healed the rift between a girl & her dress :)
Stay tuned for the third & final installment of my trilogy tomorrow!