I don't know when I stopped donning this pairing - maybe once the trend had faded from my view or maybe when I stopped wearing the dress altogether & gave it away to charity - but it came to my attention again recently when I had a discussion with Beth about how I could/should continue wearing my French Connection shirt dress (aka the "slutbag dress", as originally seen here) right throughout winter, seeing as I am taking part in her #StyleCost2017 project & all that. Leggings were discussed as a possibility to go with said dress & I have to say that discussion planted a seed in my mind.
And once a seed is planted, it's pretty hard to get out of your head.
So here it is, my very first OOTD (Outfit of the Day) post, featuring the clothing combination I never thought I'd wear again until last Wednesday:
|Sorry for the slight blurriness, I used the zoom on my camera. Hard to get a good footwear shot when shooting on your own!|
I did consider wearing the dress sans belt, but tbh I felt like a human tent without it. Although this dress has some shape, I felt shapeless:
|Dude, where's my waist?|
So I put the belt back on & felt much happier:
After that, all I needed was my watch, some earrings (which you can't see in the shot), my trusty neutral-coloured cross-body bag, somewhat messy hair & I was set:
Looking at it now, I'm not entirely sure if this outfit is really my style per se, but I'm giving myself kudos for trying something a bit different. This combination was very comfortable & perfect for a mid-late afternoon run to the shops.
Dress: French Connection Stayton Cobalt Tencel Dress (old - similar, but in a lighter wash) // Leggings: Sussan Ponte Seamed Legging in Black (old - similar, on sale) // Sneakers: FRANKiE4 JENNi Black Reptile (old - still available in other colours) // Watch: Anne Klein (old) // Bag: Kate Hill (yep, you guessed it, old)
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Are there any items of clothing you never thought you'd wear again until you did?