Everyone around me (in internet land) seems to be going through harrowing emotional turmoil, so I'm going to write about something deeply superficial and frivolous.
For Christmas my super fine husband got us tickets to hear our favorite band play in Brooklyn over Valentine's day weekend. We're going to make an event of it--stay in a nice hotel, have some epicurian dining experiences, etc. I'd been looking forward to it until I realized I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR. OMG! Going to New York (actually, going anywhere) always makes me feel like a country bumpkin. It might be because all my clothes are made of flour sacks and I have hay in my hair and a pig in my purse, but that's just how we roll in O-hi-o. I refuse to style my long hippie hair or wear makeup, and I never learned how to wear high-heeled shoes. My mother taught me these things were artificial and anti-feminist. On the other hand, I am not frumpy. I really like clothes, but simply don't have the knack of looking fashionable. I used to be pretty comfortable in my skin, but getting older and being infertile have combined in a really bad way to totally undermine my confidence.
So here's where you come in. I made this dress (take a close look at the fabric--it's the coolest thing ever!) for a wedding last summer. I'd like to take it, but it's winter now. I need to get something to put over it--a cardigan or a jacket. (I'm also debating whether to put some little cap sleeves on it. Strapless dresses don't actually flatter me-wish I'd remembered that before making it.) Left to my own devices, I'd just get something lame that looks terrible. So has anyone seen any cute stuff that you think might transform Country Bunny into City Bunny? Jackets? Boots? Magic beans? Use the accessory wall wisely.