Scarf – Desigual (no longer available) – some on eBay
Jacket – CAbi – similar
Dress – Banana Republic (no longer available) – similar
Tights – Express
Boots – Coclico via eBay – more Coclico
Earrings – White Sands Glass
This outfit was meant to include my red boots, which haven’t been worn in ages but have survived many a merciless closet purge because RED BOOTS. They looked utterly weird with these pieces because they’re very tall and loose-fitting at the top, and just didn’t gel with the other decidedly fitted elements. It was like they became strangely disproportionate, heeled red galoshes. So I kept the scarf with its pop of red, swapped in some red tights with my black Coclicos, and a considerably less weird outfit was born.
I will get those red boots back into rotation if it kills me, though. And it would be so sad to die by Failure to Wear Red Boots. A rare way to meet one’s end, but ever so tragic.
Got anything in your closet that is challenging you these days? Are you hanging onto any garments or accessories that you’re convinced will work again someday, even if they haven’t been worn in months or years? Or do you have a strict donation timeline for unworn items?
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