Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Under the Influence.

Yep.  I’ve been a little silent this week.  Time management isn’t my forte, I’ll say that much. But I’m popping in tonight to say I’m here….just playing catch-up. I’ve been DIY-ing it all week for a baby shower I hosted at my house on Friday, a truly enjoyable labor of love for a dear friend of mine who was able to adopt the most gorgeous little missy on the planet.  I’ll do a full post on that shower hopefully this week.  But as a result of the color-theme of that shower….I was heavily under the influence and compelled to dress accordingly this morning for church.

I’m going to interject here that wearing shoes that cut you off at the ankle is a toughy for lots of women.  I have really long legs, and even I have trouble pulling off the ankle-height shoe.  No one can visually avoid their legs looking stumpier when they wear ankle-height shoes.  Especially if your skirt is a modest to the knee length. It’s just how it is.  You can, however, minimize it’s effect by choosing leg wear that is somewhat in the same color family as your shoe choice, therefore lessening the abrupt end of your leg at your ankle.

Wearing: Dress-Anthropologie, Slip-Vintage Hem, Cardi-Banana Republic Outlet, Belt-J.Crew, Necklace-Loft, Tights-Anthro, Shoes-Anthro

I chose these pistachio-colored shoes to wear today and really wanted to pair them with a bright orangey persimmon pair of tights.  Yet it was quite clear that those tights were the wrong pair to wear with my pistachio ankle-height shoes when considering the stumpy leg factor.  So I chose these opaque lace-flowered gray tights that are like pistachio’s close cousin.  Sure, my tights aren’t pistachio…(anyone know where I can get some?!), but the eye isn’t as abruptly disturbed because the two muted hues don’t fight with each other.  Any of you ever struggled with ankle-height shoes and proportion?

Here’s a little sneak-peek of the baby shower fest I had here on Friday.  Now can you see why I couldn’t get peachy/orangey/pinks off the brain?

What I've been up to this past week.

Hope you all had a seriously peachy weekend….(it was there for the taking, couldn’t resist!…..) I certainly did….caught Hunger Games on Saturday.  Since I was a fan of the book, and wasn’t thrilled about the casting, I knew going in I would have some disappointment.  With that said, I thought they did a great job and am hoping they produce the entire series.
Did any of you catch it too?

May the odds be ever in your favor….. :)

xoxo Molly



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