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Black scoop tee – Ann Taylor
Black, pewter, and ivory print silk skirt – Ann Taylor (no longer available online but found on the sale rack this past Friday at my local store)
Black pumps – Nine West “Madeup” (no longer available – similar)
Red belt and bag – Hobo International (neither available, similar bag)
Bracelets – Ann Taylor (no longer available)
Um, this skirt is a size 10.
It was in the 12 Petite section of my local Ann Taylor and I just grabbed it. I tried it on (they were having 40% off sale prices so you know I ran into a fitting room with like 50 things!) and thought it was a tad snug in the waist, but nothing uncomfortable and I liked the semi-full skirt and the fabric. Not until I got home did I realize the size! So the skirt isn't a fitted style and the waist is elasticized but I still found it terribly exciting!
In other news, as you can tell from the first picture I dyed my hair. Yeah, it's dark. I feel a bit like Elvira. As I mentioned before, I went on a bit of a Tarjay spree and bought some things I wanted to return, but my husband accidentally tossed the receipt. One of the things was this hair dye. After decades of DIY hair color, I decided to leave my color in the capable hands of Kathleen at Bananas salon and have been happy ever since. No missed spots, no obviously-from-a-bottle color, no stained towels. I am quite due for a color touch-up, but hated the idea of spending the money and then have my hair fade at Bonnaroo next month. So I bought a box of semi-permanent dye (Natural Instincts) to tide me over until mid-June. I then changed my mind, fearing a horrible color or process.
When the receipt was lost, I decided to work with what I purchased, wearing the chambray shirt, and using the hair dye. And this is the result. I figure it will fade after a few washings, and well… it does cover my roots and the gray! It is also a cheap way for me to realize that darker hair may have looked great on me in the past, but I find it very aging on me now. My skin looks far better with some highlights and brightness in the hair!