WIW: making fantasy a reality

During Angie's reality versus fantasy challenge, I discovered that my main fantasy is being able to wear my pumps more often. They just don't seem to fit my daily life. One suggestion I took to heart is that I could wear the pumps out to dinner or for part of my day.

I tried it out today. The outfit I wore to work featured my trusty harem pants and snake-print sneakers, both of which worked great for biking to work. Afterward, I came home and put on my pumps to go out to the pub with DH for dinner. Not a fancy place, but I felt casual enough in the outfit with my chic but subdued black pumps.

Thanks to Angie for the enlightening challenge, and to everyone here for the wonderful suggestions!

The outfits:
1-3 (worn out to dinner): black harem pants (Eileen Fisher); black and white lacy print sweatshirt (made by me); teal short trench (Ambition); black and brown snake print cross-body bag (Aimee Kestenberg); black d'Orsay pumps (Vince, Claire).

4-6 (worn to work): same outfit, with black and white snake-print sneakers (Mephisto, Yael) instead of the pumps.

Thanks for looking and I welcome your suggestions and thoughts!

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  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    What a great solution. You look wonderful in your going out outfit. Another beautiful "made by me" piece and those snake print sneakers are fun.

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    I love your going out outfit. Great solution.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic solution and the pumps look fabulous with your outfit!

  • Ledonna N. replied 5 years ago

    Yeah more fantasy to reality and clever solution.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Wow, the fantasy is gorgeous on you! And you've also shown us a very neat day into night trick. Clever thinking. 

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    Great outfit with the pumps and harem pants.  I find it amusing that you are dressing up your work outfits while I usually do the opposite and change my work outfits into more casual versions when I get home. 

  • Joyce B replied 5 years ago

    That was a great solution, now you can enjoy your beautiful Vince pumps more often and your outfits look fab.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    WOOOHOOOO. You did it. The pumps outfit is Killer to the power of Killer. 

    Well done and much love to you. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Oh, yes, great solution and two fab versions of the same look. Love the MBM lace effect sweatshirt.

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Fabulous solution!

  • approprio replied 5 years ago

    Sneakers are fab, but I think I like the harem pants even more with the pumps. As usual, I had to zoom in for a good look at your handiwork on the sweatshirt. Well played.

  • Firecracker replied 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone, for your nice comments!
    Sara L., so funny! I do that, too, sometimes. Usually it means substituting jeans for a skirt or dressier pants.

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