The impetus for the ensemble was simply my attraction to its pieces. I like the dress (bought Sunday for $10 at my local boutique). I love the shoes which were a gift from a friend. And I'm a big fan of colored tights.
Normal dresses look perilously short on me because of my height (6') and I've discovered that colored tights make those dresses acceptable. In pantyhose or bare leg, short dresses look provocative -- which is not always the perception I want to create.
What do you think? Do you see these items as having a retro look?