Monday, May 1, 2017

Green Floral With Pink and Pearls (and a Cute Kitty)

What is it with Mondays? I got to work to discover that my dishwasher had blown up and was gushing water all over the floor. Add this to dealing with two new people at work (I give the tour, set them up with access cards, give them their welcome swag, etc.), and having to dash over to the other office, it was about 2;30pm before I got everything sorted out. 
I'm so happy today is over (the work part!). At least I owned it and looked fabulous, if I do say so myself!


  • Dress - H&M, thrifted; purchased here for $9.95
  • Shoes - Asos, consignment; first worn here in April with houndstooth and flamingo
  • Coat (below) - BCBG Max Azria, thrifted 

 I have nylons on, and I'm glad - the slits on the sides of this dress are HIGH! With the belt on, the slit is up at the top of my thigh. I was very conscious of it all day.

The slit down the centre of the back is also really deep. I wore a vintage camisole under it to cover my bra strap. Why make it that deep?
 Why make the slits on the sides SO high? I don't understand. However, the dress still elicited a few gasps from my coworkers - it is such a nice colour and I love the pattern. The bell sleeves got soaked a few times, both from mopping up dishwasher water, and from having to wash mugs off and on all day.

Outerwear. Yup, it was chilly and windy out today. I don't mind the bell sleeves peeking out of the bottom of the coat's sleeves.
The coat kept the dress from whooshing up, thank goodness!

The stuff:
Lovely little pink shoes! I'm going to try to treat my feet nicely this week - I'm quite stiff and sore from Ulti on Saturday still, so babying my tootsies is much needed.

Pearly bling:
 The necklace is hidden in most of the pictures, because it slipped inside the dress every time I bent over.

  • Necklace - vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Belt - vintage 60s, Mom's


While I was writing my bigass post yesterday, someone decided that my lap was The Place To Be.
"You will feed me dinner!"
 Such a purry guy! He just plops himself down ("I sit here now."), pushes back the keyboard, and settles in for a cuddle.
"I would be less intrusive if you fed me sooner---SQUIRREL!"
Something in the oak trees out front caught his eye. With a rake of claws across my legs, he was gone.

22 comments:

  1. They must call you the fixer at work Sheila! You seem to be able to juggle anything that's thrown your way, including malfunctioning dishwashers....AND, you be looking so chic while you're at it!

    Especially loving your coat today! Such fun design details!

    And Mr. V...such a gentleman in his tuxedo...at least until the claws came out. I've ruined a few good sweaters from kitty's back paws. :( But they're worth it!

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    1. Yup, pretty much, Sue! I'm often up to my elbows in garbage, or dust, or just banging things. Thank you!. I know, look at that sweet face! But yes, those claws!

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  2. Fabulous floral tunic dress, a perfect way to endure a crappy Monday -it as a lovely and fun piece to wear with the slits. Love the pearls and blush strappy shoes, too! Sorry your sleeves got wet, I hate that! :p(
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! The sleeves will live...as will I!

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  3. oh yes, this dress elicits a few gasps from me too! such a beautiful print! and you look so elegant and cool wearing it with your cute pink shoes! Sorry that it's not comfy at all!
    Wish you have a nice week, even if Monday has not been so fab!
    besos

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    1. It is such a great print - so pretty. It's quite comfy, but the slits are SO high! Thank you, my dear!

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  4. While the flared sleeves were not the best for all the washing you had to do without the dishwasher, you did look pretty stylish for everything else the day threw at you! The impracticality of the flared sleeves is what puts me off trying them - I know the dishwasher was a one off but with two toddlers I'm constantly washing things, ha!

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    1. They are fun to swoosh about - and I've had bigger sleeves. I think I am just being whiny, hee hee.

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  5. Very super heroic of you to look so fabulous while the world falls apart around you. Could you stitch the slits shut a bit on both sides so you don't feel so exposed? Maybe it's too much work. I really love these gorgeous soft pink shoes with the boldness of the dress. Great idea. Get them to wash their own mugs. Hahaha. It's new day today! A sunny one. Hurray.

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    1. No, then I wouldn't have enough room to walk in this. Maybe I need some chartreuse pants or I should just suck it up.

      They are supposed to wash their own mugs! Gah!

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  6. Oh, the shoes are so pretty and they go so well with the dress. What about leggings under the dress then it wouldn't matter how high the slits were?

    I love the pearly bling - and that gorgeous cat!

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    1. Ugh, I loathe leggings. Notice how I never wear them? :) Thank you, Veronica!

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  7. Even though I'm not a fan of H & M, I do like that dress. Could you layer it over a pair of narrow fitting cropped pants? Vizzini is such a handsome boy!

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    1. I like that idea! I find H&M is very hit and miss - I have had a few great pieces from them, but I always end up passing them along. The quality tends to be poor, especially the fabrics.

      He's so pretty!

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  8. Haha, well you said it first: you do look awesome, that dark floral print is stupendous.
    Sometimes when I try a garment on and it has little things that could be corrected such as the super high side slits I can only wonder... on the bright side you can always sew them up a bit.

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    1. Thanks, hon! Maybe the younger gals can wear the slits like that, but jeez, not me! I think the skirt would be too tight if I sewed them up, plus, who am I kidding? I'd never do that, ha!

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  9. I thought the high slits were a LOVELY surprise to this outfit! The shoe color is outstanding, so nice. As always, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I will live them as is for now.

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