Pink cardigan with black buttons. Check.
White Collared shirt. Check.
Black Shoes. Check.
Black Skirt. Check.
Cute little blondie? Check.
And ....pink and black striped footwear.
I thought I had this last -- and what I believe is the most important -- element of the costume checked off weeks ago when I ordered it. I latched on to the striped stockings because, really, they make this outfit. Otherwise, old EE is just hanging out in a pink and black outfit every day. I could not find socks anywhere, but pink and black striped stockings, were ripe for the picking.
This is the picture of what I ordered:
Perfect, right? I'm doing a little dance in the kitchen, because I am ROCKING the Emily Elizabeth costume challenge this year. The second-hand cardigan will be festooned with thrifted black buttons. She's got a little bitty Clifford to take along. And now, stockings! Go me!
And all that celebration was uncalled for. Because, you see, the stockings are NEON.
Like super bright pink you can see for miles. Not bubble gum pink to match the cardigan.
So, does anyone have a great idea for toning it down? I've tried 10 minutes in bleach and no change... Should I tea-stain them? Anyone? Beuller?
Now, more than ever, I wish I could knit.