A few weeks ago, I showed photos of a red sleeveless dress with two different blouses underneath.
You may remember that one of the blouses, on its own, was kind of ugly.
Take a moment to refresh your memory.
It was ugly, but I have a tender heart and like to give everyone a chance, so rather than stuffing it right back into its packaging, I opened my closet doors and held the blouse before me — like a divining rod — to see if any matches jumped out.
Look what revealed itself unto me.
The Smashing Pumpkin Dress, which you can read about in this eponymous-ish post.
How improbable that the colors of a blouse that I bought to wear with a red dress should look perfect with a pumpkin colored dress? Particularly when I had intended to find a silky blouse to wear under the pumpkin dress, but then lost track of that goal?
Truly a miracle!
When one thinks about the color-wheel, perhaps this was not so improbable. Red and orange do live adjacently, and red is sort of the mother of orange . . .
So perhaps this union was a highly predictable event, and only a blind manatee could have missed the pairing? You decide!
And now, a few more views of the dress.
There is one small thing that I would change if I could.
Do you see the splash of bright red at the center-back of the blouse, just above the neckline of the dress? That red is not quite right here. But the splash of red is perfect when I wear this blouse with my red dress. So there shall be no meddling. I will accept things as they are.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Blouse: Free People; Dress: Jil Sander; Boots: Donna Piu
* I only know this phrase from A Charlie Brown Christmas. I went to a Unitarian Sunday School.
8 thoughts on “The Divining Rod Strikes Again”
Love this outfit!
I found your blog at the beginning of January, and I’ve looked forward to Mondays and Thursdays ever since – thank you so much for always brightening up my week!
OMG, this outfit is so mad men chic. I love it!
* Your brief quote is from the New Testament book of Luke, chapter 1, verse 9. I highly recommend you expand your literary horizon by reading the passage!
This is the purpose for the blouse. It is truly providential!
Only The Directrice could pair orange and red and make it look so chic. And you match your living room!
Nice combination! This Jil Sander dress is great, but paired with the blouse is even better.
Oh, I love this combination! The close shades together produce such a rich, elegant, and somehow cozy, effect.