Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dress Weekend - Spanish Ladies and Much Billowing

I worked all day Saturday: I did a big morning WW meeting (filling in for my gal, Kirsty) that started at 8:30 and ended at 11:00. It was a lovely warm day, so I busted out my Spanish ladies dress from Camden Market:
I last wore it here, last July! I also wore my yellow leather jacket over this (I walked to the meeting).

The pictures really don't do this amazing dress justice:
It's just so cool. I love the pop of yellow/orange with it.

Dress (Lirub), belt (Plum), shoes (Tsubos).

I went shopping for a few hours after, then dashed home and changed a bit for more WW work:
My feet were finally feeling sore by early afternoon, so I slipped into these little leather ballet flates that I'd found on consignment a mere hour earlier. I'll wear them again this week and do some close-ups, but I love the leather tie at the ankle.

I also changed into my red cotton jacket (last seen here) as the weather had warmed up, and walked down to the WW training session. It was awesome to see all of my home area WW leaders and receptionists (hi, Jenn! hi, Kathy! hi, Alyx!). And it was over by 5:00, so I still had my evening to relax.

Jacket (French Connection, thrifted), shoes (Ingledews, consignment).

Today, L and I headed downtown for lunch out at our favourite dinner. It was sunny and we drove with the convertible top down!
I wore this lovely full silk sundress ($22.95 on consignment) that I found on Saturday. It's the softest silk and billows when the wind catches it. The cardigan was last seen here.

I'll do close-ups of the patterns next time I wear it, but they're a mix of slate blue, turquoise, purple and royal blue:
My black sandals again - perfect for walking around town.

The wind kept puffing the dress up:
I felt very pretty and girly in this outfit.

Dress (Le Chateau, consignment), cardigan (Jessica, consignment), cuff (Shi Studios), earrings (local), shoes (Kenneth Cole Reaction, consignment).

17 comments:

  1. They're both perfect 10!! Congrats dear!! You have a natural talent in fashion! :)

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  2. Both color sets are perfect for you! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. As usual, the shoes complete both outfits.

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  3. I cannot tell you how much I love your SPANISH LADIES dress!! Shelia, you are my goal...when I look as good as you do...i will have achieved my weight loss goal!!

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  4. Those dresses are beautiful Sheila, great shopping!! I love how you topped them off, and the addition of the flower pin is perfection. You have now inspired me to up my game for today (Monday, day off) and do a sundress. xoxox - Patti

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  5. Mmm... I love that first dress. I was shopping yesterday (actually, walking through fancy stores and pretending to shop while having no intent to buy anything that expensive) and saw a few dresses as pretty as this one. I was sorely tempted to re-consider my no-purchase attitude but realized I don't have money to waste on an expensive dress I'll wear only once or twice for photographs. It'd be different if, like you, I could wear it in real-life. I envy you that opportunity. I hope you enjoy wearing this beauty. :)

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  6. Hello Beautiful! those are two gorgeous, unique dresses, wonderfully styled!!! i'm especially enjoying all the lovely hues and shades of blue in the second one - it's great imagining you in a topless car, dress on the move!

    well, we managed to lose your e-mail address in all the malware hoo-ha - i rec'd your package on Saturday, the color is outrageously yummy and the fabric is so so soft....you are a peach to think of me, Sheila! & i can't tell you how fun it is for me to receive mail from 'overseas'!!

    i am in your debt - let me know if there's anything from our neck of the woods that tickles your fancy.....give Inigo a snuggle from me :) take care, steph

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  7. Such pretty dresses! I can't wait until it get nice and warm here so I can wear summer dresses all the time. I am so in with those little flats you thrifted. So adorable!

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  8. Great outfits, both!
    Especially like the 2nd one - I just love blue. :)

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  9. You find the best stuff! I'd love to see a closeup of the white flats. They look so cute and perfect for summer.

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  10. I love both dresses! The Spanish ladies one has a great fit and a funky pattern. Like a painting. The blue one is very fancy and is perfect for a dinner out on the town. I think these outfits show that you can look fab in any color from orangey reds to cobalt blues!

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  11. I remember when you bought that dress - for me it was love at first sight ! Now I am a little concerned about you changing shoes... does that mean that OUR TSUBOS are not so comfy? I 've not taken mine out for the test drive yet...

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  12. Just love your Spanish Ladies dress! Can't wait to see the close up of the print next time. Looks like one of those prints one can look at and loose themselves in....Paula

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  13. Dimi, aw, thank you, sweetie!

    Rebecca, thank you!

    Pam, isn't it amazing? I fell in love with it when I found it. I know you will look amazing when you reach your goal - you already do!!

    Patti, thank you! I love a pretty dress.

    Ralph, ah, window shopping is such fun...and such torture! Yeah, I can see how difficult that would be - I hope you can live vicariously through other bloggers, as well as find some good thrift deals for yourself so that you can have pretties too!

    Steph, thank you! I loved wearing the blue-y one. I sent you another email. :) So glad you like the scarf!

    Keely, thank you! I'll be wearing those flats again tomorrow.

    Sal Kaye, thank you!

    Laniza, thanks, hon. I'll post a close-up of the flats tomorrow night when I wear them again.

    Thanks, Megan! I actually find the Spanish lady dress is more formal - the sundress is pretty bare on the top (hence the cardi).

    Lorena, it was only a year ago! :) The Tsubos were worn for 5 hours of standing and walking (at least 3-4 miles), so that's above and beyond for a dressy shoe. Wear them without fear!

    Paula, thank you - I have posted close-ups of the print before (click through to the last time I wore it).

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  14. Hi buddy. I just realized something. When I come to your blog, I feel safe and uninhibited. As a result, I've been talking a lot about myself here -- which is rare for me -- and perhaps that's too self-indulgent. I hope you don't mind. It's an implicit tribute to how comfortable you make me, not disrespect for the fact that this is YOUR blog. I'll be more mindful of that when I start to ramble on and on. :)

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  15. Oh, honey, please don't rein yourself in - I am flattered and honoured by your kind words and every comment you leave. Please indulge all you like! I love that you are inspired to talk about yourself here. *hug*

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  16. So lovely and summery. It's here, it's finally here, Sheila!

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  17. Kristen, not quite - Spring is finally here, but summer is still a ways off in my part of the world!

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