Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Shiny Dress Redux and Trout Shoes

As soon as I realized I was about to wear the same dress to my WW staff dinner two years in a row, I changed, but I promised to wear it again soon! Here it is! 
 I did lazy styling, though. I knew I would literally be running all over the office today, since I had to leave at 1:30pm to get to my appointment.

  • Dress - Adrian, vintage 60s, last seen here (2nd outfit) last week, but really last worn here with these same shoes a year ago to go to the dentist! Ha! (you will see why that's so funny in a second).
  • Shoes - Miista; last worn here (5th outfit, all the way down) with a whale and a puffy skirt in September
  • Coat - Apparence, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here last week

 The last time I wore this dress was to the dentist (actually, my periodondist). Guess where my appointment was today? The periodontist. Apparently, this is the dress for discriminating women who care about their oral hygiene.

It really is a lovely dress, though and fits me so well, without a single alteration. The pattern is bumpy green satin chevrons outlined in aqua lame (lah-MAY) - here's a close-up of the fabric.
 At least I didn't wear the same green tights as last year (I think they popped a hole in them).

Outerwear! The Unsafe Polar Bear was the best blanket over me while I tried not to fall asleep having my mouth invaded with sharp poky things by my hygienist. I get my happy pill 30 minutes before I go in, then we freeze up my whole face so that I can't feel a thing.

  •  Cotton scarf - Smoking Lily
  • Wool gloves - Parkhurst

Mom picks me up, we have a cup of tea at home, and then I start to get loopy. A quick blog and then I'm off to snooze for a while. 

The stuff: 

 I adore these trout shoes. They get a lot of love from my coworkers and clients alike.

Meaningful bling:
The earrings from when I met so many wonderful blogger, the ring bought by my girlfriends, my Dad's ring. I felt protected. Nah, probably just the happy pill.

  • Earrings - Stella & Dot, consignment, Vancouver
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery gift shop, Florence
  • Amethyst ring - Frances Jewellers, c. 1964, Dad's


  1. It's sure to be the most stylish outfit the dentist sees! :) I never look that good at the dentist.

    Hope your procedure went well! :)

    1. I did stick out in the waiting area, ha ha! All good, my usual scaling. It's a rigmarole.

  2. My dentist assistants love my outfits so much that they've all started following my blog. It's good to be the dressed up one amongst the sea of fleeces and jeans, isn't it?
    Fab frock, I love a bit of lah-may and an unsafe polar bear! xxx

    1. Aw, that's so cool! I love being the dressy one! Thanks, Vix!

  3. nothing better than happy pills when visiting the dentist!, and it's lovely to see you looking that fabulous!, lots of lah-May (oh yes, I love that Word!) and an unsafe polar bear, grrrr. I do love your shoes, they look so comfy&cool!

    1. Oh, they've made all the difference - I have so much PTSD from dental issues in my life! This is the only way I can handle them. Thank you, my dear!

  4. The lah-may frock is absolutely fabulous! It wouldn't be out of place in my wardrobe. Why not dress fabulously for a dentist appointment? It certainly makes me feel better if I'm wearing something I feel great in, happy pills or not! xxx

    1. It's a fantastic dress - I really should wear it a bit more. I agree, I always feel better when I dress up.

  5. A very cosy outfit! I love lah may and need more of it in my wardrobe. The trout shoes are fabulous. The unsafe Polar bear coat is what we need here...

    1. Thanks, Veronica! Lah-MAY is a requirement in any fashionable woman's wardrobe!

  6. Beautifullll and i loved the bundle up layering with the green scarf.


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