Immediately after bidding on these black velvet pants, I regretted it. Meaning, of course, I won them. Seriously, who can wear velvet pants to anything but a piano recital and get away with it? I at least tried, pairing them with one of my dressiest tops so they wouldn't seem too out of place. It may have been overkill for a Monday at the office, but at least I finally have black pants long enough to wear with high heels—which is the best way to wear black pants!
The Recital Look
I haven't gotten nearly enough wear out of these "blush" shoes I'm sporting in the picture, so I chose Tuesday's outfit with them in mind. To be honest, there's not much in my wardrobe that looks good with off-pink shoes. I originally tried this outfit with a magenta blouse (at right), but it didn't really match the skirt, so I had to choose the almost-too-casual pink knit top instead.
Suffering to Be Beautiful
Someone at the office commented on how pretty my shoes were, but little did she know that, at that moment, I felt like they were about to slice my Achilles tendon clean through. I've done my best to stretch them, but I think it may be time to say adieu to these cute, but hard-to-match and uncomfortable, shoes.