Apologies to all of you that are sick of this.
I have sort of a weird face in this pic but I thought it was the best one of the ensemble. The unused piece I was working in was the vest. I've had said vest since the last time vests were in, sometime in the 90's, but it never saw a lot of use. I was also pleased to use the blue shirt (third layer). I bought it at target and haven't been super successful wearing it as a stand alone piece. (It's fairly sheer and kinda lump-hugging) But I think it worked great as a layering base. I am really happy with this outfit! My favorite thing is that I have no unsightly lumpings. I felt pretty attractive all day. I do wish I had got a pic of it at work where I was wearing loafer-style pumps and faux fishnets which I think looked better than the boots. I also think this is really leaning toward the look I wish to cultivate. Sort of a retro-y HOT librarian/schoolmarm look
Of course if you can look past the super hot outfit for a moment you may notice my exciting news of the day. I chopped my hair! I think I like it, although the styling is a little less edgy than I would prefer. We'll see what happens when I style it myself for the first time. Unfortunately due to a scheduling snafu I was unable to get it colored same day. But magically- my current color doesn't look that bad. In fact it's pretty cool in the back:
You have a week to enjoy it.