Ah, one more day and then I am off again! So much to do...so little time. Better do it in a dress!The Elle Diaries? She is a charming New Yorker who wears the most beautiful clothes and accessories (and she is just so darned sweet).
- Dress - H&M, thrifted; first worn here in May with pink and pearls
- Shoes - Gap, thrifted; purchased here for $19.95
- Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last seen here a couple of weeks ago
And lo, here I am in my own sleeve trend. Got the floral dress with bell sleeves - voila!
I remembered the ginormous slits on either side of this dress, so I wore a full vintage slip under it.
Outerwear. It's still windy. I guess it is technically still spring.
Green and brown bling:
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Green ring - consignment
- Amber ring - late 90s
- Earrings - Plum
How do you feel about the sleeve trend? Big, belled, cold-shouldered, etc. For me, it's not a trend - I just like interesting features in my clothes, and sleeves are one of those things!
What a lovely floral print that dress has and I agree they're awfully high slits but as you have great legs - no worries!ReplyDelete
I do love that white coat of yours so much...
More time off? Vizzini will be pleased I'm sure!
Thank you, Veronica! Aw, you're so sweet. I love the white coat too - such a score, I must be down to pennies per wear now! Vizzini will be grumpy, as always.Delete
Look at you in that first photo, Sheila. Quite the pin-up. I love how everything is dainty and feminine then you add the kickass belt. It's to-die-for. With the purple hair being the ultimate crowning glory xoReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sheela! I was so pleased that the belt and shoes matched!Delete
hmm. I see the slits and have lots of ideas:ReplyDelete
1. stitch or have them stitched a little more closed. But, possibly they're needed for moving? You could (or have a seamstress) put in a panel that allows moment - stretchy or a more flowing fabric.
2. instead of a slip you could wear colorful stretchy knit skirt or biking shorts (and the added layer of control, if you wanted it)
that said, I like the flash of lace to go with the flowers. Nice combo. LOVE, Love, love the colors. And jealous of your ability to wear that neckline. You look fantastic! As always. :-)
Love your blog. Thanks for sharing, so inspiring for those of us still hiding out in jeans and tees!
Hi, danae rem, and thank you for the creative suggestions. The slits are needed for walking, so yeah, a slip or other underneath item is needed. Since I paid less than $10 for the dress, I'm not likely to make any alterations (I'm so lazy), but thanks!Delete
Aw, that is so nice of you to say! Thank you!
Always better in a dress, I so agree! Love this one. The slits, yes, I encounter that, too. The slip is a great ida and I am loving that wide cognac belt!ReplyDelete
Definitely, dresses make one's day just better. Thanks, Elle!Delete
Oh wow the dress does have a high slit, looks so good.ReplyDelete
The belt, of course is a long standing favourite.
It's a controversial slit! I know you love this belt! Thanks, Lorena!Delete
I've been watching this sleeve trend and have managed to find one thrifted and one high street piece to pay homage to the trend. I don't have trumpet sleeves like yours though! I'm always pleased to see this oversized belt - it's a brilliant addition to any outfit!ReplyDelete
I've always liked funky sleeves and cuffs, so this "trend" isn't new to me, but it's fun to go along with it. I love the belt too - such a find!Delete