After yesterday's outfit debacle (I know, I'm being dramatic), I went with a simple and easy outfit to get my style groove back.
- Dress - Derek Lam for DesigNation, thrifted; purchased here for $24.95
- Shoes - Half Truth Tanya, Fluevog; last seen here in June with my fireworks dress
- Jacket (below) - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here last week
I'm so glad I went back for this dress! I absolutely love it. I got lots of compliments on it, and it was comfortable to wear. This is a size 10 (I'm usually a 6 or 8) and I was glad for the slight extra room, as the cotton/linen blend has zero stretch.
here, linked 'cause I love), and Patti wondered if hers had been shortened. Upon examination of the patterns, I'm certain that it has not.
I wore a black half-slip under it for extra protection.
It's such a great pattern - I can think of lots of options to wear this from my wardrobe, various shoes, tights and jackets.
I realized after I'd put my walking shoes on, that I'd forgotten to take a pic with my jacket.
|My Sex Pistols Converse have been excellent all spring/summer - I'm getting good cost-per-wear!|
We've had temps in the upper 20s, which is very hot for us. White linen is wonderful sunblock!
- Steel cuff - thrifted
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Earrings - thrifted, Powell River, first wearing
I do my stair pose last when I take my pictures in the morning. Vizzini often dashes for the door and tries to escape when I exit our condo. Today I let him in the hall briefly.
|"Now I want to go inside."|
The green in that pattern is such a marvelous color for you; I love how you highlighted it with the shoes and bracelet!ReplyDelete
You have really inspired me to take more chances with color in my own outfits, and thank you for that.
Thank you, Julia, it's one of my favourite colours. Aw, that is good to hear! Good for you!Delete
what a fabulous dress, it looks fantastic and the shape and pattern are so cool and elegant and edgy. Love a dress with zing! and a fabulous accessorizing! Your Green shoes and those earrings look perfect!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Monica! I was really drawn to the amazing pattern.Delete
LOVE the dress and your accessorization! I think Emmy made her dress look shorter by hitching it up a liie - it pooches a little at her waist and hip... sneaky way out of hemming! 😜ReplyDelete
Thank you, Danae! I think you're right. Maybe she was sitting and it bunched up in the middle (mine did that).Delete
It is a fabulous dress on you Sheila! you of course accessorise it beautifully! :) I'm glad you went back for it too!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Mica! Me too - can't believe I nearly missed out on this!Delete
This dress is awesome. I absolutely adore it with the sneakers and jacket.ReplyDelete
Ha, my "walking" outfit! I like the Converse with pretty much anything! Thanks, Becky!Delete
Wow, that dress looks utterly fantastic on you! You certainly got the legs to wear a dress as short as this. So glad that L. made you go back and buy it! I definitely need a pair of Sex Pistols Converse! Love the earrings, cuff and glass bangle - I have a similar one but in a lighter green. xxxReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Ann! My legs are not bad, but I felt pretty exposed regardless!Delete
I had a skirt with similar colours and print. Must be somewhere on the blog, I think if you search for graphic skirt you can find it. Love your dress! Absolutely something I would love to wear!ReplyDelete
Cool, I'll look for it, Nancy!Delete
Totally fabulous dress and you're right the shoes do sing with it! A brilliant outfit.ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Vronni!Delete
Loving this outfit on you - the colors, style, pattern, fit, and coordination with your tattoos! Also like that it can be accessorized for multi-season use. And sending positive vibes for any miscreant body parts to shape up and get with the program!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Laurie! It's pieces like this that remind me what a "keeper" feels like. I appreciate the vibes!Delete
I love that dress on you, it's got a bit of an African vibe going on.ReplyDelete
Vizzini is so much like Stephen Squirrel who is grounded at the moment after doing a runner from the cat sitter and spending 24 hours hiding in the garden - only the second time in 12 years! xxx
Thank you! I love it too - so many options to wear it...Delete
Aw, poor Stephen Squirrel! What a naughty boy.
I am also glad you went back for it ! It looks even better worn than on the hanger. You wore it right a way.ReplyDelete
You bet I did! I'll always try to wear things immediately, if the weather permits!Delete
Holy Guacamole Sheila - that dress looks freakin' fabulous on you! Talk about a curvy babe body. NEVER get rid of that dress.ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you, Shelley! I'll keep it as along as it fits, ha ha!Delete