Fashionistas, entrez, s’il-vous-plaît,
Come in, that is, if you can get in. With all the cobwebs and dust bunnies that have moved into my fashion haus since I broke my foot, there may not be room for both of us in there! But you don’t take up much room, and I will suck everything in so I won’t take up much room either. Entrez, amis, s’il vous plaît…
Today I want to share my Valentine’s Day outfit. Yup, I do know it’s March, almost April. Which makes me a little bit late or a whole lot early. As I am never early for anything, this is what I wanted to wear last month for Valentine’s Day date. I tried it on the other day, wishing my Prince was home to whirl me away for a romantic evening somewhere. He will be home in two weeks and maybe then I can dress up again.
Valentine’s Day Outfit in March
For months, maybe as long ago as last spring, I had wanted a tulle skirt. Seemed everyone had one but me. But I was really torn about whether grandmothers of a certain age should wear tulle. I mentioned it in my Currently, 02.2018 post, here. When, to my delight, I found one on sale at Target. For $11.99, figured I couldn’t afford not to buy that skirt.
Originally planned to wear this Eva Mendes graphic tee from New York & Co. with my skirt.
But as the winter reared it frosty head again, I decided I would need a Plan B. I found and ordered this Project Runway (what?!) metallic turtleneck at JCPenney.
And then I was stuck in my ortho shoe on Valentine’s Day, so I didn’t get dressed up after all. And I left the pieces of my wanna-be Valentine’s Day outfit draped on the dress form in my fashion haus until this week.
Valentine’s Day Outfit, Plan A
My foot was feeling better, so two days ago I tried on my tulle skirt for the first time. And my graphic tee. Paired the two with an embellished cardi in dusty pink from Target and black pumps from Kohl’s. Here is my Valentine’s Day Outfit, Plan A.
One of my 2018 winter bucket list activities was to become more comfortable using my camera. So Tuesday, I had a little fun snapping this ‘photo shoot’ (using that term loosely) using my phone as a remote for my Sony camera. Indulge me a few over the top poses! This one…what was I looking at?
And then there’s this one.
Is this tee too young for a 60 year-old grandma in love?
Valentine’s Day Outfit, Plan B
Like the weather most everywhere so far this year, our temps have been unpredictable and ever-changing. As Valentine’s Day approached and before I realized I wouldn’t be able to dress up, it seemed like I might need a cold weather option for my outfit. The lows that month varied from 31 to 55 degrees and our highs from 58 to 78 degrees.
For Plan B, I paired my tulle skirt with the metallic turtleneck, and silvery, faux fur duster from H&M. I added a gifted pearl lariat necklace and matching heart-shaped earrings.
Some pose! Looks like I am easing my body down into a running block at a track meet.
And here are a few more.
I sure like holding out my tulle skirt. Partially in hopes of covering up the cell phone I was using as a remote for my camera! Partially because wearing tulle made me feel like a ballerina or a little girl playing dress up.
Yeah, maybe the turtleneck is more fitting, more age appropriate. But not quite as fun. What do you think?
I’m sure ready for my PC to get his booty home to me. We have never been apart this long. But I’m so grateful for the technology that allows us to see each other, though. That’s made such a difference. Looking forward to being at home doing everyday things together and looking forward to having some date nights, too.
Do you have a tulle skirt? Was I the last gal on the planet to get one? Should grandmas wear graphics? Tulle? Please leave me a comment with your thoughts. I am not totally comfortable at the thought of wearing this outfit but would like to give it a go in public! Be sure to stop by to visit my fashionista friends Laura at I Do DeClaire, Carrie at Curly, Crafty Mom and Jennie at A Pocketful of Polka Dots.
Going to leave you with a couple of parting shots. One taken somehow while I was trying to figure the whole phone remote program for my camera.
The other is one you might have seen on Instagram. I was walking out of my fashion haus, closing things up til next time and took this photo in my skinny mirror. Oh, how I love that mirror.
It was good getting dressed up and feeling fancy for a change, after weeks in tennies and sweats. Want to try to open my fashion haus again soon, before the spiders and dust bunnies call it theirs for good.
Thank you for playing dress up with me.
Hugs and kisses,