Thursday, September 17, 2009

Asstastic Blue Shoes and the Revival of the BR Dress

I wanted to wear this dress again - I can't believe I've only worn it once since I bought it almost a year ago! I actually had to try it on last night to make sure it still fit. It did!
Then I noticed it sort of matched this scarf, and then of course I had to wear these blue shoes. Toss on the cardi and some accessories and I was pleased.
"Inigo, why must you be in the shot?"

The dress has the coolest folds at the bust and the waist - I could practically keep my wallet in there! Bus fare! Lipstick!
I really liked how the mustard cami went with the burgundy and blue, and how the scarf went with all of those colours without being an exact match.

The stuff:
Ah, the shoes. I dub thee "asstastic". You, blue shoes, are ass. Your colour is rubbing off and you are white underneath! You scuff if I look at you! You rub my toe and are a bit too big - you nearly took me down twice today.

But you, blue shoes, are also fantastic. Your rich cerulean blue, your oh-so-80s pointy toes and stiletto heels. Your shiny silver lining! How can you be so beautiful and still be so...ass?

I need to find new blue shoes in this colour and style that are more high quality. I am looking forward to January when I can buy new shoes again!

Dress (Banana Republic), cardigan (Express, thrifted), shoes (Ann Michelle, consignment), scarf (thrifted), bracelet (Lucky Brand), earrings (don't remember), ring (Fossil).

21 comments:

  1. You crack me up! The shoes are the perfect blue though. Love that dress, so cute.

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  2. I love this dress!! The details at the bustline are really special!

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  3. Oh goodness, please don't let another year go by before you pull out this dress again. It is magnificent! I love the rich color & the fit is perfect on you.

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  4. I LOVETH the dress!!! And that scarf is the perfect touch.

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  5. You have a cat just like my dog - can't wait to get in on the act. I think the blue and the mustard work very well together.

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  6. What a fabulous dress. And scarf. And shoes. Great outfit!!

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  7. Those shoes are amazing with that dress! The color combo would never have occurred to me.

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  8. Eee! I almost bought that same dress from BR - so regret passing on it. It looks just fantastic on you, doll.

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  9. that dress is hubba hubba foxy! you look fantastic in it! love all the colors you combined today as well. i think this may well be one of my favorite outfits of yours so far!

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  10. I love the dress, the color, the cut, the front detail !!
    I can't believe so much time passed since you wore it last... but i know, that happens :(

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  11. Love the dress. I also love the shoes. Will you tell us again how you rewarded yourself after you loss weight? I mean how did you do it after certain markers? I think you said shoes. Makes good sense! You look nice and trim as always. I keep remembering I can do it too.

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  12. I love dresses that have tucks and pleats and your is great. The whole outfits looks very nice on you.

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  13. That dress is AWESOME! It is criminal that you haven't worn it in a year. That's crazypants! Don't do it again.

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  14. Hey I love cats inserting themselves in photos! Nice details on the dress.

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  15. Hee, I know, I totally have to find another pair this colour. Thanks, Alison!

    Bianca, thank you - yes, I always look for details in things.

    Kari, I know, I know - I had it in my brain that this was a "going out" dress and that I couldn't wear it to work. So wrong! Thank you so much.

    FA - Ooh, I know I've done good when you start "-eth"ing! Thank you!

    Jane, it's so cute though - I can't resist. Thank you!

    Christy, thanks!

    Wendy, wow, that's such a huge compliment, since you're such a fashionista! Thank you so much!

    Thank you! Sal, I got it on clearance last October for about $49.99, and I know they had it again for the Christmas/winter season - keep your eye out!

    Eednic, thanks! I'm so flattered - that' a high standard to live up to! Yikes!

    Thank you, Lorena! I do too! I know, I'm so bad. :-P

    Anonymous, thank you. I'll add that to my list of questions and will address it in a post when I have a chance.

    Thank you very much, Chris. I like that too - it's the details that make an item special.

    Ha, Kristen, yup, put me in the slammer! Slap my hand! I promise I won't do it again.

    Thanks, Northmoon, and thank you for commenting!

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  16. Your discussion with your shoes cracked me up. I have that same asstastic relationship with a couple of pairs of shoes. Ugh. You folds on your dress are amazing, BTW. You look stunning.

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  17. So you understand, Tina - I hate when I have that love/hate relationship with shoes. Thanks so much!

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  18. I love the folds on that dress. I forgot how much I envy your dress collection!

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  19. Hey, Cat, great to see you! Thanks very much.

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