One of my co-workers got married a couple of weeks (ok, maybe months at this point) ago. I actually had my whole outfit planned out weeks in advance because I have to take advantage of every opportunity I get to dress up here in the extremely casually and outdoors-ily styled northern New Mexico. Mind you, I was still planning to be over dressed, but its all relative, right? There was just one problem, I didn't have a pair of shoes that I thought would work. This was obviously before the purchase of these babies, which are clearly perfect for every occasion. See, further justification for their purchase! But, I digress.
I was running some errands in Santa Fe (the closest city of any consequence) and decided I would just pop into Ross and see if they had any deals on shoes. Well, I should know myself well enough by now to know that I can't ever just pop into Ross to look at shoes. A visit to Ross that does not include a full perusal of the dress section would practically be criminal! Well, I emerged at least an hour (if not two) later, with this dress, another dress, and a pair of shoes. Because this dress was so shiny and new, I just had to wear it to the wedding, eschewing the previously plotted outfit! Fortunately, another co-worker is getting married in a few weeks, so that outfit should get its time in the sun!
I didn't manage to snap any photos of this dress at the wedding, so I set out on Monday to re-photograph the dress. I swapped out my shoes for something a bit more practical for rambling about in the woods, and I like how much more casual it made the outfit. Now, instead of considering these re-photos, I'm going to consider them pre-photos. I must wear this again as soon as humanly possible (which means sometime I am not going to work, as I just don't think I can convince anyone that this insane print is office appropriate).