Maroon 3

This is another skirt I bought last year but didn’t get to wearing until now. It’s not because of the fabric (it’s a nice heavy cotton and can be worn any time), but rather because of the color. I bought it off of a live stream sale on Facebook, and on my monitor, it looked deep red – not as deep as it is now, but certainly not the bright, tomato red it turned out to be. (Incidentally, it was also my first and last time buying things off of a live stream sale – everything goes so quickly and you get so caught up in the high of “scoring” something cheap that you forget to check things carefully, so in the end, the cheap prices are not really worth it.)

So the skirt languished in my closet for nearly a year, as I couldn’t figure out a way to style it without looking like a walking hazard lights switch. Then I came across this article on over-dyeing, and by a stroke of luck, I still had some navy dye lying around, so I decided to try it. To my happy surprise, the skirt came out in this rich maroon shade that fits right in with my closet. It matches the cuffs of this blouse exactly, so of course I had to pair them together, along with my maroon shoes as well (hence the post title.)

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