I am not naturally gifted with fashion talent and it’s all too easy for me to fall into a boring routine of wearing the same clothes over and over at home and work, although I usually make an effort to dress up for church and social events.
Thus, in honor of October, the month of Halloween costumes and dressing up fun, I decided to make an effort to stretch my imagination and wear more of the clothes I already own that haven’t been worn in a while and to wear them in new ways.
So, here is October Outfit Number 1 (and please pardon my inadequate photography skills):
I made this cotton-wool tunic dress last year and I love it, but I haven’t had the chance to wear it much since it was spring when I finished it and my summer shorts and sandals beckoned. So, this dress has been folded up with my sweaters waiting for fall weather to arrive.
Also, because I don’t currently own a horse, my fabulous riding boots have been gathering dust in the closet for the past few years. However, I discovered that they look pretty good with jean leggings. Until the current skinny jean trend arrived, and I actually went out and bought some skinny jeans and leggings, it never occurred to me to wear my jeans under my riding boots instead of over them.