Saturday, June 27, 2009

Special Occasion - Dinner Out

My uncle Brian was in town from Australia, so he, Mom, L and I went for dinner. We had a lovely stroll down to the neighbourhood pub/bistro and back - a lovely sunny evening.

I have been dying to wear this dress since I got it a couple of weeks ago. I had this all planned out to wear last night - I even flat-ironed my hair for the day to go with this. I just love the style:
The designer is Kitchen Orange (warning, that's a link to a large pdf file). I think this dress is about 4-5 years old, and I'm pretty sure it hasn't been worn much. This is the most expensive consignment thing I've ever bought - it was $89...but I had over $60 in credit from taking in my cast-offs, so it wasn't so bad. I've seen a few tops by them around (one on a friend, one in a consignment store) and the neckline is always unusual.
It's kind of hard to see, but the back of the dress comes up quite high on the back of my neck. There is also a belt-type strap that goes from the front seams across the small of the back.

The neck:
The industrial zipper is so cool. I was insanely overdressed, but then L had on a navy suit (lined in sunflower gold), with an emerald green shirt, blue and green and gold tie, and green Fluevogs, so we went well together. I enjoy being overdressed.

I wore my 'Vogs as well:
Forgot to photograph the earrings this morning (they were some dangly brass balls). The bracelet was a gift from one of Mom's students from when she was a teacher before she got married (in the early 60s).

Dress (Kitchen Orange, consignment), shoes (Fluevog Listen Up), bracelet (Mom's, 60s vintage).


  1. An uncle from Australia, Sheila? How interesting.
    I love this dress on you. And it really sounds that you've absolutely stuck to your guns about not buying new stuff or finding creative ways to increase your wardrobe without spending anything.
    I'm also in awe of your seemingly effortless ability to wear Towering Inferno heels, as that's where I'm heading...but I don't think I could go as high as you do!

  2. You look great. I have an uncle Brian too!

  3. Thanks, eednic! I was so excited to find it!

    Sue - yes, he lives in Melbourne. He's not Australian (he's from my city), but his 2nd wife is.

    I have! I am following my resolution to a T. I actually walked to the pub and back in those red heels. But I am very good to my feet - I give them massages every day.

    Thanks, Christy!

    Thanks, Jane - how weird!

    Thanks, Beth!

  4. i absolutely love this outfit. you look fantastically fabulous...i'm sorry to say this, but its going on the

  5. I absolutely love that dress and it fits you perfectly. You and L must have looked great together

  6. Thanks, Diane! Uh oh, I'd better put a lock on the closet door!

    Thanks, Elaine - yes, we were a good-looking couple that night.

  7. Oh, what a stunning dress! I love the zipper. It looks perfect on you.

  8. Stunning. There is no other word for it. Your new dress fits you to a T and is so chic and unique. I love it!

    And I can't believe you walked to the pub in those heels. Is it close? We walk to our local bar when it's not 100 degrees outside, but I always wear flats b/c it's almost a mile away.

  9. Thanks, Kari! Yeah, I love the zipper too - I had to have it when I saw it.

    Aw, thank you, Tina! I love the dress too.

    It's um...about 6 blocks from my house - it took about 20 minutes to go each way. My Fluevogs are comfy!

  10. What a fun take on the the zipper detail!


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