Let's start this post off with something positive:  fabulous shoes.  I love a good deal, and I love a comfortable shoe, so I was absolutely thrilled when I found this pair of barely-worn Sofft red T-strap heels at Goodwill for $5.  And they fit!  A little toe-cleavage, but I'll put up with that for heels this comfortable and cute.


So pretty.

Now, on to the rest of today's post.  You see, I think it's time for a new dress.  Or two.  Or five.  And maybe time to replace some of my shirt wardrobe as well.  It started out simply enough:  I was looking for something simple enough to pair with the aforementioned fabulous shoes so that I could wear them to our local coffee shop for a knitting group.  I had a grey casual jersey sort of dress hanging in my closet, purchased at Ross during some past shopping expedition with friends.  That would make a good simple background sort of dress.  So I dug it out and put it on.


I need to sew myself a new grey dress.  Or perhaps find one in a thrift store, or buy one from a vintage seller I trust.  Maybe I originally wore this dress with tights, I don't know... but when I put it on last night I immediately felt immensely self-conscious.  The fabric clung and draped over all the wrong places, and the A-line cut that hit the middle of my thighs made me very aware of my pear-shaped figure.  The empire waist (only on the front, probably to save money...) hit in the wrong spot, and my bra straps were visible through the thin fabric.  Ick!  I threw on a bold necklace anyway and headed out the door in spite of my misgivings, since I neither had time to change nor any good ideas of what to put on instead.  But it's time for a new grey dress.  And time to replace some of the other clothes that I don't feel fabulous in.


Dress: Ross
Red Sofft Pumps: Goodwill
Bangles: Goodwill
Fabulous Lucite Necklace: Belonged to one of my Grandmothers, maybe?