Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wrap Dress - Brown and Cream

Art nouveau printed dress (Plum), cream cami (Vero Moda, Plum), wood disc earrings and wood bracelet (Oscar & Libby's), leather faux croc and straw peep-toe pumps (Franco Sarto, The Bay).
When I forget to pick an outfit (or just don't feel like planning anything) the night before, my go-to outfit is always a dress. I have several that are work-appropriate and I just change up the accessories. I've worn this about a dozen ways since I bought it last fall. It's a super comfy dress (love the wrap! it's so flattering too), and it's machine wash and dry. Say what you will about double-knit polyester, but it's come a long way since the 70s.

These are one of the few non-Fluevog pairs of shoes that I've ever paid full price for, although I did wait for The Bay to do the 30% off promo before buying them - they weren't on sale plus 30% off, they were FULL PRICE plus 30% off. This is rare for me. But I fell in love with them at first sight. Aren't they gorgeous? They say, "I'm going on a cruise" to me. A close up for appreciating them in their full glory.
I am actually wearing nylons with open-toed shoes (!) - I need to shave my legs and the nylons hide the stubble. As long as the nylons are sheer enough and do NOT have a reinforced toe, they are perfectly appropriate to wear with open-toe shoes. Besides, I like the way nylons even out my leg colour (I have super pale skin and varicose veins - thanks, Grandad), and the control top is handy for tucking in cami layers so that they don't show.

6 comments:

  1. This is a great outfit and a great photo. Love the shoes too.

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  2. Hey Sheila!
    To tell you the truth I came in search of my skirt...haven't seen it yet. You've sucked me in. This is one of my favorite outfits so far.
    c.

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  3. Love the outfit and shoes. You have great legs and feet...they look very nice in pantyhose!

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  4. "As long as the nylons are sheer enough and do NOT have a reinforced toe, they are perfectly appropriate to wear with open-toe shoes."
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    YES! I agree with you 100%!

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