Having tipped my toe in the water here and found it warm, I'm diving in. Hope there are no sharks!
Okay... here goes... (deep breath)
I decided to show you, for my first outfit, a colorful new dress I bought. At least that's what I thought when I saw it in the catalog. When I received and tried the dress on, though, it seemed flat. Shapeless. That's when the education I've gotten from you guys kicked in and I realized the outfit simply needed a belt. Something to give shape to the dress.
Luckily, I had a belt in my drawer that matches the dress perfectly. How great is that?! Must be fate.
I experimented with two different necklaces, one bought for this dress and another I had lying around. Surprisingly the spare one looks better than the one I handpicked. You never know with these things until you try them. Perhaps if I could have worn the dress to the jewelry store, I'd have had a better chance at selecting something.
Here are the photos. Click to enlarge them.
I bought a pair of white shoes for the dress but, sadly, they didn't look good with it. So I went to my old reliable -- classic black pumps -- and they came through. I'm not sure why but these heels look good with almost everything, so you'll see a lot of them in my posts.
The background of the photos is my newly-renovated kitchen. I haven't seen any other blogger shoot pictures in her kitchen, so I guess I'm breaking new ground. The reason for the location is it's the prettiest area in my house.
I will, however, show you another area -- my new living room couch. This is how I look when I'm relaxing...
Your comments are eagerly invited!