Monday, September 10, 2012

Sept 10th - Outfit #8 - Dress Week of Horrors! Spanish Ladies

Look out! It's Dress Week!
Check out my madd Paint skillz, yo!
As mentioned yesterday, this is an "all inclusive" Dress Week this time around. If you'd like to participate, please drop me a link by the end of the week (so, by Saturday morning, m'kay?) or email me your ONE dress that you'd like to show off to the blogosphere!

This is my 11th Dress Week since I started Ephemera in March 2008 (scroll down under my "Stuff About Me" tab to check out previous Dress Weeks). I love getting a chance to let my dresses shine. Today, it's a little deja vu!
Dude, I totally wore nearly this same dress as my Wild Card in May (here). I even wore the same cardigan.

I've had this dress since I went to London with L and Mom back in May 2010 (first worn here, with ginormous red shoes). I paid 95 pounds for it then, which was a substantial amount - close to $200. However, it's made in England and I've never seen anything like it ever - the brand is Lirub. It was worth it.

I also wore it in August 2011 (with a green cardi, red belt and yellow shoes), in May 2011 (with yellow shoes, and again with white shoes and a red jacket), and July 2010 (with orange and blue accessories).

I belted the cardi and wore it done up, so that this actually looks like a skirt.
The cardigan is Jessica (a Sears brand, I think). I first got it here (in June 2010) for $18.00.

I also wore it here in July 2011 (with a silk dress that looks like it's not going to get worn this summer, so sad), May 2011 (last outfit, which July basically duplicates), in Feb 2011 (with all blues and browns), and in July 2010 (with leopard and taupe). It's a good colour.

The shoes are of course my Fluevog flats (last worn here) - I needed flats due to the incredible stiff/sore pain throughout my entire body. Dang, that boot camp killed me! But it's a good pain, you know?

Check out all the Spanish ladies:
There is nearly every colour in this dress!

The stuff:
Silver rings and silver birds.

I'm linked up to Visible Monday at Patti's "Not Dead Yet Style" - I felt very visible in this today!

Dress (Lirub), cardigan (Jessica, consignment), belt (Plum), shoes (Impulse Presence, Fluevog), red/silver ring/earrings (Oscar & Libby's), lapis/silver ring (Wendy Brandes).

29 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness what a fantastic skirt! Love that print. The blue cardi is a perfect pairing.

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  2. You have some of the best dresses in the blogosphere, so you are the ideal host for Dress Week. The print on this one is beyond cool, and the fit is perfect.

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  3. The fabric in the dress is simply gorgeous. And I love the remake poster!

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  4. Ooh, I always love that dress, and the fluevogs are a perfect match. They really help bring out the red in the dress.

    I want to participate, but I'm having a hard time choosing a dress! Ohno! I'll have something up for you by Saturday for sure.

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  5. OMG, love that print!!! So fun and irreverant!

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  6. You are indeed lovely and visible!! Great styling of an amazing dress.

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  7. Love that dress it is amazing!! Oh I would love to get my hands on some of that fabric I would have a blast sewing with that!! You look gorgeous as always ~I will try and get a frock on this week so I can join up with you ~Love Heather

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  8. Dude!!! May I just say, holy crap, DRESS. Your accessories are just perfect, this is totally gorgeous on you.

    Do all the ladies have names and theme songs? :)

    I always really like your links to previous posts - a certain suit of armour scored a snort-laugh - and I loved seeing more of DRESS.

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    1. Hee, no theme songs or names, but really, they should!

      Ah, glad the links are useful. :) I liked that suit of armour.

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  9. Oh dress week !
    I would have loved to join but am away from home and only packed one dress along...
    Sheila that dress you are wearing is one of my faves of yours, like you say i have never seen anything like it. And in an era where everything is made in China - an item made in England is ltrue uxury !

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  10. Gorgeous dress. May I please ask what the label is? Kind regards, P

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    1. It's by Lirub, as noted twice in the post. It's made in England. I've never been able to find out anything about the company.

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  11. The print dress with the Spanish ladies is beautiful. May I please ask what the label/brand is? Kind regards, ~ P

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  12. Such a beautiful dress! I really like the print and it looks fantastic worn as a skirt with the blue cardigan!

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  13. I adore this dress. It looks great as a skirt or a full-on dress. The rich colours, the ladies - wow! And I love your Horror Dress Week - your photoshopping is awesome. Wonder what I have...

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  14. When you find unique pieces that fit 200.00 is pennies because of the joy you'll get wearing it and it is a timeless piece. I looks great and can be worn to look like a skirt. You look great in dresses

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  15. Wow, Sheila, this print is so awesomely awesome - and I love the way you worked it for work (I'm saying everything twice today, today). Love the poster too - kinda scary : > Thanks so much for sharing your awesome awesome-ness with Visible Monday, and stay fabulous.

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  16. What an amazing dress. And your paint skills are impressive.

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  17. I'm thinking I'm going to submit the dress I'm wearing today.

    I love the picture you made, too funny!

    And I really like this dress you are wearing! It's definitely visible but in a very good way! Too much fun!

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  18. I am SO in love with this outfit!! The dress is FANTASTIC!!!
    The cool print gives me an idea--I see all of these awesome cotton prints in the fabric store I love--I think I'm going to find a pattern and use this dress as inspiration and make some dresses out of them! (I'm really imagining this gorgeous cotton asian print with chinese dragons and pagodas in earth-tones as a dress now)

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  19. The dress is indeed very beautiful, and I love the pattern! It seems to be very versatile, because you can wear so many colors with it! And with a jeans jacket it would look casual but with a blazer it would be a very chic evening outfit!

    xxx Anita

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  20. What a fantastic skirt and I love the opening artwork! Please come to London again soon :-)

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    1. I would love to! By the way it's a dress, not a skirt. Dress Week...

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  21. Sheila, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress. And I love the "ginormous" red shoes too! :)

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  22. I'm sure one of those ladies is Rita Hayworth... and Dorothy Lamour might be in there too. Might be worth a few minutes' research! And don't you look great? You're an inspiration!

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