OOTD :: of scarves and scarlet

1.17.14

1.17.14

1.17.14

I would normally not wear a dress with heels on a Friday.

But dapperdolly @ Substance and Style does this thing where she defies the convention of casual Fridays and actually dresses up at the end of the week. So I decided to try my hand at being subversive myself, and wouldn’t you know, I kinda like it.

It helps that dresses are so effortless – no coordinating or remixing need apply. The hardest thing for me was figuring out how to tie the scarf correctly so it covered the very deep, plunging v-neck of the dress’s bodice (it’s there, trust me) without looking like I’m being strangled by plaid. (I think I managed it, and in doing so, I’ve successfully completed this week’s theme.)

It also helps that these pumps are the ultimate in comfort. I’m slowly but surely convinced that Payless shoes are not to be maligned, lower end stigma and all. Their Comfort Plus line is a godsend to people like me who suffer from foot pain but want to avoid orthopedic-looking footwear for as long as possible.

So yeah, these pumps make me feel like I’m wearing flats. That, coupled with the ease of a dress, proves to me that Fancy Fridays can indeed be accomplished without having to surrender comfort.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress  – Max Studio
Jacket – Mossimo @ Target
PumpsKarmen @ Payless

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14 thoughts on “OOTD :: of scarves and scarlet

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    • I know, right? Where have they been all my life? I do wish the quality was a little better as I find I tend to squeak when I walk, but for the price point and cuteness factor, they can’t be beat.

  3. Oh wow! I’m so glad you tried and liked dressing up on a Friday! 😀

    Scarlet looks wonderful on you, the way you wore the scarf is very sophisticated and I love the bubble/gathered hem on the dress – so cute!

    Viva la Vendredi!

    • I may just end up bucking the trend like you and going Fancy Fridays too. I’d like to do a link up and encourage more people to join us but don’t really know how. Do you? Want to do it together? ;p Viva la Vendredi indeed!

      • Sounds good! Once both of us post of a Friday we could update our own OOTD post to include a link and photo of each other and maybe others will become interested in the idea 🙂 It prompted me to make today into a Casual Monday post since I was already casual and so it seemed to fit, Casual Monday and Fancy Friday switching the conventions of dress for the week! If you want we could do those too but if not Fridays are fine 😀

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