Look good, feel better

I have an inverse theory of how I look vs. how I feel; as in, if I'm feeling really crappy, I will dress up more or wear super bright colors to compensate.

So you can see that today is not a great day.

I went back to work last night after dinner for what I thought was going to be a fairly routine matter, and wound up stuck there for another 2-3 hours and didn't get home until about 10:30. I usually go to bed a little bit after 9, so I was pretty tired. Then my daughter woke me up at 4:45 this morning.

I am thinking there will have to be some supplementary caffeine today.

This orange trench coat was an early lesson in the importance of inspecting clothes before I buy. I snatched it up at the local Salvation Army because, hey, it's an orange trench coat. But when I got it home, I realized that: a) it's missing several buttons; b) it has some stains on the front; and c) the lining is starting to come undone at the cuffs.So I kept it. I've found that I actually wear it quite often because, I'll be honest, I don't care if there are some stains on it. I don't think anyone else notices either because it's so eye-scorchingly bright, it's hard to see anything but ORANGE.

These shoes were my first introduction to Franco Sarto and I was amazed by how flexible and comfortable they are - almost like dancing shoes. But the sole is rubber, not leather, so they seem durable as well.

My husband bought me this dress a few years ago - you can't really see it in these pictures, but it has these kind of crazy built-in scarf parts? I don't even know how to describe them. Anyway, I am completely clueless about how they're supposed to be styled, so I usually just throw them over my shoulders and put a cardigan or jacket over the whole thing.

Trench coat: Vintage, thrifted
Cardigan: Old Navy, thrifted
Op art dress: Vintage, Etsy
Stockings: Target
Shoes: Franco Sarto, thrifted


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