Thursday, June 14, 2018

All the Colours - Fireworks Dress

I can already tell by the second wear that this dress is a keeper for my spring/summer wardrobe. 
 Why? It's a "one and done" dress - throw on a pair of shoes and you're dressed. Easy!

  • Dress - JG Hook, thrifted; first worn here in April with pink shoes
  • Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here in April with houndstooth and green lace
  • Linen coat (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here in May

It also has a great allover pattern of abstract flowers but I think it also looks like fireworks, hence the name.
 It's a classic "fit and flare" shape, and it's a faux wrap (so no worrying about the skirt opening up). It also covers the cleavage without gaping or having to pin it closed.

It's a Swoosh Factor 7 (twirls well). Fiona and I compared our swoosh today in the office (hers billowed in the stairwells, so Swoosh Factor 8).
 I wore a full vintage slip under it for a bit of warmth, but was sweaty by afternoon.

Outerwear worn for sun coverage vs. warmth. This jacket is wonderful in the sun!
 The shapes are not quite right together, but I don't really care that much. This jacket has double pockets which makes it awesome.

The stuff:
 These shoes always get love, but the dress overshadowed them this time. Much love for the dress at both my regular work and my WW meeting tonight.

Multicoloured bling:
I wore red, green, orange and blue - and I wore magenta pink lipstick! And every colour was in the dress pattern. That's one great dress, and that's why it's a keeper.

  • Leather/steel cuff - Bauxo
  • Glass bangle - thrifted
  • Earrings - Mom's, 80s, first wear
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes

I'll be back on Sunday with tales of excitement and adventure! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. This dress is beautiful and you look great in it.
    I love the shoes with their darling little heels too!
    I have never seen you look better. JanF

  2. That dress is truly fabulous. The pattern, colors, cut....well done you!

  3. Of course that dress is a keeper. Not only has it got a great shape and a stunning print - not to forget the swoosh factor - you're looking fabulous in it. I'm also loving your colourful bling, especially the leather and steel cuff! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  4. That dress ticks all the boxes! You could accessorize it with any colour you like.

  5. Love a good one and done dress. Multi-color is a super plus :)

  6. That is a beautiful dress on you, I'm glad you're keeping it! I like how you can accessorise with so many different colours when you wear it thanks to the print making it easy to pick pieces to match! :)

    1. Exactly - that's one of the things I look for in a patterned dress.

  7. How fabulous is the JG Hook dress, it goes so well with your hair colour and glasses, and the shoes, well, be still my beating heart!

  8. Oh what a neat print of that midi dress ! Yes, its totally a keeper.


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