This Summer I spent time with a colleague visiting from Russia. His grasp of the English language is superb, and during his nine month stay in Indianapolis he became quite fond of wordplay and puns (of which I am also a big fan). He also discovered, and fell in love with, "knock knock" jokes. I found this hilarious, and probably expended way too much energy recalling every grade school joke I could think of, both "knock knock" and otherwise.
|One dress, two very different looks: switching accessories and accent colors can double your wardrobe options. Winter white details are below; Black accent details can be found here.|
When I pulled out this heavily embroidered deep red dress to wear for the second time in a month, restyling it with Winter white as opposed to black accents (see my prior post here), it reminded me of that old newspaper joke: "What's black and white and red [read] all over?!" In this case, it's more "what's black or white and red all over again?" It was funny at the time, but doesn't translate as well now [sometimes I'm the only one who laughs at my jokes]. I also came up with a few more related to the color red and my Russian friend, though the references are outdated and politically incorrect so I'll spare you a groan.
|Red dress (Maggie London, ModCloth); Red wool felt hat (Burlington Coat Factory); Fur stole (vintage); Beaded ivory cardigan (Nordstrom).|
Even these Winter White open toe booties (an eBay find) got revamped for this outfit with the addition of red crystal brooches from JC Penney. (See how I styled them with different accents for a head to toe monochromatic look here).
Fashion is what you buy: Style is what you do with it!
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