The tights were easy (gray, to match parts of the print on the blouse), as was the bag and shoes (my favourite brown brogues and a recent granny bag I found at Fida this past weekend). At this point I had about five minutes to leave the house.
And yes, only at this stage did I check the weather forecast and the temperature outside. It was really cold, really windy, and there was a high probability of rain. Due to these unaccounted factors, I couldn't wear my spring trench coat that I had been counting on to finish off my outfit. The only option available was a black, rather ballooning sort of A-line black coat. A great coat, but it really didn't go with the skirt I had chosen. So off I go, to change the wide-hemmed pleated skirt to a pencil one, which happens to be black with blue little dots. The clash of random prints was evident.
At that point, I realised that I must wear heels with the skirt. (Flats tend to look a bit school-uniformish with pencil skirts.) After trying out about four pairs, the heels that would have gone with the skirt and the overall outfit didn't go with difficult weather conditions. Aargh! At this point I had minus two minutes and counting. I go with the brown brogues because I must run to the train, don't have time to change my bag, can't find my gloves, grab a random red beret, and as I leave my house, look like a total nutter. Too bad I didn't have time to take a picture of the outdoors outfit, because it would have been a good laugh.
This is the thrifted granny bag. I can fit so much stuff in there it's incredible!
This is the print of the pencil skirt, found at the flea market. Unworn, fits like a dream, the brand is Helen, price was 6 euros.