Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grey Faux Lace and Yellow

I own several black and white and grey dresses - I've accumulated many neutrals to set off this purple hair thing I have going. 
 I'm wearing all of them this week, to see if I really need and love them all. This one is on the chopping block.

  • Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted; last seen here (twice) in June 2016, once with yellow and once with orange
  • Shoes - Big Presence Desmond, Fluevog via the Fluemarket; last worn here in September 2016 with pink and birds
  • Coat (below) - Danier Leather

 Reasons why I like this dress:

  • Great cut
  • Nice pattern (it's not real lace, just woven to look like it)

Reasons why I don't like this dress:

  • It doesn't fit right in the neckline (see my gaping expanse of bra hanging out in the stair pic)
  • It has no pockets
  • It has no stretch

 In addition to today, I wore it:

  • Twice on the same day (once with yellow accessories, once with orange stuff) in June 2016, here, as noted above.
  • In May 2015, for my purple hair launch here, with yellow and black accents.
  • In March 2015, here (2nd outfit), with burgundy stuff and red cowboy boots.
  • In November 2014, here, with green and gold accessories.
  • In July 2014, here, with pink and purple accents.
  • In June 2014, here, with yellow and black stuff.
  • In February 2014, here, with a favourite pair of shoes, for Dress Week.
  • Briefly in January 2014, here, with plain ol' black (I was sick).

It was purchased here in January at The Patch for $38.98 (discounted further with a buy-one/get-one deal). I've worn it 10 times in over 3 years, so that's under $4.00/wear, which I am good with. Off you go, into the wash, then to the giveaway pile!

Outerwear. It was freezing this morning, so out comes the leather. I regretted not wearing gloves and a scarf, but didn't need them by the time I walked home.
"Hmm, what is this interesting yellow thing on your foot? Oh, are you taking a picture?"
 Vizzini is so helpful in the mornings.

The stuff:
All these things are yellow! This pleases me greatly. I miss these wonderful shoes when they are packed away over the winter.

Yellow bling:
 I am fond of "sets" of jewelry, especially when I have matching shoes and belt. Matchy!

This week's nail polish is one of the older ones in the collection. This is a Jet-Set quick dry polish by L'Oreal, called Dive Bomb. It's a grey with a greeny/yellow iridescent.
A quick dig around the interwebz reveals that this line and colour came out in September 1998! Yup, it's an oldie! I did two coats, and while it's quite thin, it went on beautifully without a smudge, wrinkle or line (no imprinted hair from me sleeping either). No wearing off on the tips, and my nails look great today. It's a keeper!


  1. Oh I'm sad to see that dress go as I always like it when you wear it :) I'm trying to work on reducing my wardrobe, and maybe a pros and cons list will help! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    1. I know, I like it too, but it's not a "forever" keeper dress, especially with the fit issues. Pros/cons help me - that's awesome if they work for you!

  2. That dress served you well. Time to move on. I understand the lack of pockets and any stretch and gaping to be troublesome. Now you'll need a replacement. I wore my winter coats for the past two mornings. I left out one for emergencies - glad I did.

    1. It did, and I'm not sad to see it go. Perfect clothes come around so infrequently - sometimes it's okay to have "good enough for now" clothes. Ha, I have plenty to take its place!

      I know, I have had to get into my leathers again! Stoopid weather! It's supposed to be nice this weekend??

  3. I like the dress but I think it got a good run and you've made it very clear why its not a keeper, plus you have other fab dresses to choose from. Your edit posts inspire me to get rid of things that don't make me look and feel good-

    1. Agreed, and I have a LOT of other dresses! Your posts inspire me too - it's a win-win!

  4. Grey and yellow are such a great pairing. I get what you mean about the dress - it looks so lovely, but how it feels is is more important.

    Anna x

    1. Yes, and I'm good with letting it go after all these years. Thank you!

  5. It's a really nice outfit on you, Sheila. I really like grey and yellow together and you have reminded me I own very little grey clothing...

    The dress looks as if it does have stretch and it fits you really well in the body; still it sounds as if you have had your money's worth out of it!

    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! I love this colour combo - I have to have the right grey, though, or it washes me out. Yup, time to let this dress go - it's had its time in my closet.

  6. lovely outfit, the grey 'lace' looks amazing and elegant, and I love your matchy bijouterie!, all that bright yellow color!, and your shoes!!

    1. Thank you! It's such a pretty dress, but I'll always have the pictures.

  7. It's a nice dress, but you have ones that are better, and it will free up space for a new thing in your closet. It has served you well, now off to it's next owner! It's strange that when I had coloured hair, I seemed to wear more bright colours, and now that my hair is its natural gray/brown, I wear more blacks and grays. Hmmmmmmm.....

    1. Agreed, it's time to let it go. I still wear lots of colours, but I have noticed that I'm often drawn to neutrals with the thought of how they will accentuate my hair.


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