Dare I say I think spring is on its way? The sun was out, little green blades of grass are starting to emerge, a good portion of the snow in our yard has melted. Things are looking up! Think I'll FINALLY be able to wear my new green Rita re-mix shoes out this eve (we're thinking of checking out a new Irish "gastropub" in the area...might have a pre-St. Patrick's Day Guiness). Thought I would try 'em with a 30s cotton lace dress I bought this winter that has a green bakelite buckle. Grabbed the only green sweater I own and discovered it's a smidge more kelly than pepper green like the shoes, but in a darker pub, should not matter :) A note on the dress: I was going to wear a dark slip underneath, but that made the details of the dress completely disappear. I feel definitely more scandalous wearing peach under this frock, but I have a feeling that a woman in the 30s might have done the same? I say this because I have a couple of 1930s knitted and crocheted items with built in liners that are strikingly lighter than the lacey outers and I think this fabric was meant to look like crochet from a distance? Ah well, I've got cut-outs on my shoes exposing flesh on the tootsies, so might as well continue the peek-a-boo theme on the dress. Actually, scratch that...totally wearing a black slip tonight. eeks!