Thursday, June 14, 2018

All the Colours - Fireworks Dress

I can already tell by the second wear that this dress is a keeper for my spring/summer wardrobe. 
 Why? It's a "one and done" dress - throw on a pair of shoes and you're dressed. Easy!


  • Dress - JG Hook, thrifted; first worn here in April with pink shoes
  • Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here in April with houndstooth and green lace
  • Linen coat (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here in May


It also has a great allover pattern of abstract flowers but I think it also looks like fireworks, hence the name.
 It's a classic "fit and flare" shape, and it's a faux wrap (so no worrying about the skirt opening up). It also covers the cleavage without gaping or having to pin it closed.

It's a Swoosh Factor 7 (twirls well). Fiona and I compared our swoosh today in the office (hers billowed in the stairwells, so Swoosh Factor 8).
 I wore a full vintage slip under it for a bit of warmth, but was sweaty by afternoon.

Outerwear worn for sun coverage vs. warmth. This jacket is wonderful in the sun!
 The shapes are not quite right together, but I don't really care that much. This jacket has double pockets which makes it awesome.

The stuff:
 These shoes always get love, but the dress overshadowed them this time. Much love for the dress at both my regular work and my WW meeting tonight.

Multicoloured bling:
I wore red, green, orange and blue - and I wore magenta pink lipstick! And every colour was in the dress pattern. That's one great dress, and that's why it's a keeper.


  • Leather/steel cuff - Bauxo
  • Glass bangle - thrifted
  • Earrings - Mom's, 80s, first wear
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes


I'll be back on Sunday with tales of excitement and adventure! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

18 comments:

  1. This dress is beautiful and you look great in it.
    I love the shoes with their darling little heels too!
    I have never seen you look better. JanF

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  2. That dress is truly fabulous. The pattern, colors, cut....well done you!

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  3. Of course that dress is a keeper. Not only has it got a great shape and a stunning print - not to forget the swoosh factor - you're looking fabulous in it. I'm also loving your colourful bling, especially the leather and steel cuff! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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  4. That dress ticks all the boxes! You could accessorize it with any colour you like.

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  5. Love a good one and done dress. Multi-color is a super plus :)

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  6. That is a beautiful dress on you, I'm glad you're keeping it! I like how you can accessorise with so many different colours when you wear it thanks to the print making it easy to pick pieces to match! :)

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    1. Exactly - that's one of the things I look for in a patterned dress.

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  7. How fabulous is the JG Hook dress, it goes so well with your hair colour and glasses, and the shoes, well, be still my beating heart!

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  8. Oh what a neat print of that midi dress ! Yes, its totally a keeper.

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