The alchemy occurred while creating a new outfit. A few weeks ago, I bought a pretty orange top -- with ruffles! -- at a thrift-store. I wasn't sure what I'd wear it with but I figured something suitable would emerge. Then yesterday, while walking on Main Street, I saw a cute peplum floral skirt on an outdoor rack. I used to be too embarrassed to shop for women's clothes on the street -- you can't get more public than that -- but I've gotten over such shyness. Now, I'm proud of who I am and if a bystander has a problem with me engaging in lawful behavior, that's their problem, not mine. Their negative opinion means nothing to me.
Anyway, alchemy! The two pieces mesh like they were made for each other. In fact, they could be mistaken for a dress. I like their combination.
To emphasize the vibrant orange color of the ensemble, I surrounded it with white tights, white shoes and white jewelry. The white directs attention to the delicious orange.
Irony? Where is the irony, you ask? It's here...
Dressing up is perhaps the greatest joy in my life. It makes me profoundly happy. Sharing it with you guys is integral to that joy. The irony is that the free time I have to engage in this activity (weekends) is when you guys are off doing other things. Most bloggers post and comment during the week and disappear on weekends. Yet that's when I'm dressing up and posting. Oh, well... ironic.