Some days the outfit just comes together on its own, like yesterday.
I knew i was going to wear a black dress with a sweater.
The pink sweater i wanted is MIA (really, i can't find the darn thing; its not in the closet and its not in the dirty clothes - what the heck?) but the purple cashmere was clean and on the top of the pile.
Purple and black are my favorite colors so we were already on a good path.
I have a new-ish vintage crystal necklace that i have yet to wear, so it went on.
My hair was pinned into double loop and i decided on gold Trifari leaves to highlight the gold spacers on the necklace.
I inherited them from a great aunt and really like them, but rarely wear them since they are rather plain. [plus they have a weird closure so they are tough to get placed in my hair and even harder to get out]
As i was finishing getting ready the necklace kept getting covered by the sweater.
I tried it buttoned, unbuttoned, and half-buttoned to no avail.
I changed to a gold and purple crystal necklace, but it had the same problem.
I dumped the necklace idea and decided to go with a brooch instead.
There is a great black one... nope, too heavy.
There is a great purple and pink one... nope, wrong style to go with the cardigan.
There is a nice purple floral one... nope, it is silver and i am not completely redoing my hair so the gold doesn't clash.
I found a vintage gold leaf pin for $5 that almost perfectly matches the earrings years ago and have never had a chance to wear them together.
Since it is a single leaf instead of a classic brooch shape i wasn't sold on how it would play on the side of the sweater.
Instead, given the classic cut of the cardigan and the vintage shape of the pin i thought i would go totally 50's by using it as a sweater guard.
On the way out I realized i didn't have any earrings on.
Don't I own single gold leaf earrings?
Yes, yes i do.
I love it when a plan comes together; especially when there wasn't much of a plan to begin with.