Friday, March 17, 2017

What a Neckline!

[Oh, for crying out loud - I wrote and thought I had posted this last night. No wonder it had no comments! Enjoy your weekend, my friends!]

You know you've found a good item when you're shopping when you look in the mirror and go "oh, yes!" That's how it was for this dress for me. 
Seriously, I am in lurve with this dress. Look at that neckline! It actually makes my neck look long.

  • Dress - handmade, consignment; purchased here on the weekend for $26,98 
  • Boots - Coffee Kope Tiam, Fluevog (2011); last worn here in November 2016 with fall shades 
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted

I just love this dress. It is like wearing pajamas, although the neckline is actually the challenge because of my bra straps showing. My left shoulder was totally cool with my bra strap shifted over a bit, but the right shoulder was having none of it. "I'm totally falling off your shoulder!" went the dress, and "Hee, look at my bright blue strap!" said the bra. Safety pin to the rescue!

The front of the dress is cut on the bias, so it twists the side seams a bit, especially since the two back panels are cut on different angles to match the pattern up.
Pretty sure that V-shape is supposed to go right down the centre of my back, but it didn't bother me. I felt like "me" in this.

Hurray! I didn't have to wear my mustard wool Parkhurst gloves OR my Danier thrifted fur scarf on the way home. It was sunny! Sun! And the sky wasn't grey!

The stuff:
Taupe nails and taupe boots. Maybe this is a new "me" colour. It is a nice warm neutral, after all.

Brassy bling:
I tried several belts with the dress, but didn't like any of them. Screw the belts!

  • Leather wrist-wrap - Kipling, thrifted
  • Cuff - Jezebel Charms, gift from L
  • Bronze pinky ring - P. Sarpaneva, vintage 70s, vintage expo
  • Amber ring - some junky store in the late 90s
  • Spinner ring - Twang & Pearl
  • Earrings - thrifted

I have some family coming to town this weekend, so I might not be back for a few days. I promise lots of outfits, though! Have a fab weekend, everyone!


  1. The overall line and length of this is stunning on you! I love it.

  2. That is a beautiful dress on you Sheila! I don't think it needs a belt, perfect as-is! It's a shame it doesn't have those little loops inside to keep the dress and bra straps lined up. Do you use the safety pin trick a lot? On the tops I have that don't have those bra strap holders (I don't know what they're called!) I tend not to use anything as I often forget I've pinned it and then try take it off and have in the past torn fabric! When it's just the little snap closure it sometimes comes undone when I forget, or I startle myself when it holds firm, haha.

    1. Yeah, it doesn't look right with a belt, so I'll probably end up wearing it plain or with a jacket over it.

      I don't use the safety-pin trick very often (I don't know what those loops are called either!), but I also don't like my bra strap fully exposed. I've torn things as well due to safety pins.

  3. I find the boat neck shape is most flattering on me too. What an awesome dress!

    1. I never thought it would be that flattering, but surprise! Thank you, Shelley!

  4. That dress how do you find such goodies! ( ok, i know, i am a shopper too, but still !!). Love the pattern and the neckline. Love the half moon earrings and the boots, too! Very good with the leather blazer, Superb!
    xx, Elle

    1. I look for the good stuff, Elle, but as a fellow awesome shopper (hee) you know that! Thank you!

  5. I do know that feeling... and hell yes ! its a gorgeous dress.

  6. Such a simple shape, stylish, elegant and really suits your frame Sheila. I love the colour as well as the pattern, and also how you've added those cute booties to finish the look. Good move!

    Anna x


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