Posted by Varina Jones
I was going to a matinee, but still wanted to dress up a bit. In general Pittsburgh is a casual town, but it is also pretty old fashioned. If you are going to the opera or symphony in the evening you will probably see at least a few men in tuxes and ladies in evening gowns, but for a matinee it's more on the order of "Sunday best".
I find I am getting a huge amount of wear out of this camisole. The lace insert adds a touch of elegance, without being over the top. Of course it requires some cardigan or similar to go over it and I went with the lacy teal one for a bit of color, and also because it matches my new sugar skull earring which I am kind of over-fond of. It was a bit cold for lacy tights on Sunday, but sometimes one must suffer for style, and it made a good excuse to stop in for a post-concert chai before going to wait for the bus.
Shrug: Handmade, Liesel
Camisole: Soma intimates
Necklace: underground (literally, not as in illicit) pearl market in Shanghai
Eyes: Pan-Galactically Banned Ale shadow by Geek Chic Cosmetics, and L'Oreal HIP cream eyeliner in black
Lips: Bordeaux lipstick by Rimmel