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.


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

  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.

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

  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."
    YES! I agree with you 100%!


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