Today's outfit is brought to you by the fact that I don't have any black tights. I didn't make not purchasing anything new during the month a requirement for this challenge when I started but I haven't felt a particular urge to add anything new yet so I'm going to try to make it to the end of the month without shopping. So I'm wearing blue grey tights here. They look pretty dark in the pictures but in real life they are the kind of blue grey color that could lead to lengthy arguments over whether your tights were grey, blue, or bluish grey or greyish blue.
My husband and I frequently have this type of argument over teal. For example:
"The lady in the blue sweater over there, see her?"
"With the jeans, holding the little dog?"
"With the dog? Short hair and glasses?"
"Yeah, in the blue sweater, by the door."
"You think that's a blue sweater? No wonder I couldn't see her. That looks green to me."
"Teal, whatever. You see her though?"
"Teal green. Yeah I see her. What about her?"
"Teal blue. I like her boots."
"Her boots? I didn't notice her boots. Where did she go?"
"Never mind she's gone now."
"I wouldn't have missed her if you'd told me she was wearing a green sweater."
Anyway, my tights are blue (or grey) depending on how you look at it. So I threw on the blue hat to make it look intentional. And added a necklace with a bit of blue in it. And I ended up pretty happy with the outfit, which was good because I wouldn't have had any time to change if I'd wanted to. Which leads me to wonder, why do I still get dressed this way? Why am I driven by necessity to trial and error moments before I'm due to head out the door?
Sure, I think the ultimate result of the missing black tights is an outfit that looks a teeny bit punchier than what I'd have ended up with if I'd had the black tights. I like the combination. I can see that it's a better outfit with the addition of a little color. If I'd had black tights I'd have put them on and called it a day without adding any accessories. It's a good thing that I didn't have any black tights; this is a better outfit without them. But what bugs me is that I did not know that. I don't want to keep endlessly going through this in the moment trial and error process. I want to know what works and have a fully stocked closet to work with. I want to have a supply of black tights on hand but still know that the blue (or grey) will be the better choice. I think I'm learning.