Dressing Down A Black Dress
Hi all! How are you doing on this May weekend? I've still got the cold I mentioned on Tuesday but am feeling like I will be over it soon. :) I didn't end up working at all this week, but it was actually pleasant to have a break from the craziness of life.
Yesterday I decided it was time to put on a cute outfit and do my hair and makeup so I had something to put on the blog today. Again, I turned to "the pile" that was hanging in my closet, this time using my black sheath dress. The internet came in handy as I looked up ideas. In a couple of minutes I had enough information to pull together a casual outfit.
The first part in dressing down my black dress was my army green military-inspired jacket. Next came the same autumnal-shaded scarf that I featured last weekend; this piece added a more feminine look and extra interest to the outfit. Black leggings were called for, as were my elegant new black flats. Crowing my look is the "Angel Braid" hairdo from Braids, Buns and Twists by Christina Butcher (I highly recommend this book if you enjoy doing hairdos). And that is how I dressed down a little black dress!
Outfit Details: Dress ~ Kohl's; Jacket ~ Thrift Store; Scarf ~ Thrift Store; Leggings ~ Kohl's?;
Shoes ~ Target
And this rose...ah, so beauteous! I had an awkward time of picking it and then I could barely smell it through my congestion, but it added the perfect touch. These yellow roses always remind me of the blossom Mr. Thornton found at Helstone in the North and South movie.........you know you think of these things too! ;)
Do you have a black dress?
Have you ever tried wearing it casually, and if so, how?
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
Praise the Lord!