Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Firecrackers and Officially Royal

Another "one more wear!" item today - this time, it's a dress. 
This lovely linen dress in "firecracker" pattern. I think it's supposed to be abstract flowers, but it reminds me more of fireworks.


  • Dress - JG Hook, thrifted; last seen here in June
  • Shoes - Marc Jacobs, thrifted; last worn here with yesterday's top in April (look how dark my hair is!)
  • Leather jacket (below) - Danier Leather, thrifted; first worn here for a rock & roll weekend earlier this month


For our cooler days, I wore a full vintage slip under this. I'm wearing fishnet tights every day now, too.
 One of my best finds in the WIN store this year - this dress is just wonderful. The only thing it lacks is... (everybody!) POCKETS!

It's another example of the "jammy dress" - very little needed to make one look polished and on her game.
 Today was an exhausting day, starting with an early dental appointment, followed by a completely chaotic day at work. And that is when you need a firecracker dress.

Coated up. I love Leather Weather while it lasts.
 I had to match the blue in the dress' pattern and in the shoes.

The stuff:
 These are very comfy shoes, despite the complete lack of padding. They're just perfectly balanced and just the right heel height. I do find them challenging to style due to the "lines" of black, and that very specific blue colour (rrrr...must match...). I laughed when they exactly matched my coworker Dale's sweater (I don't think he was quite as impressed).

Round bling:
 Just things I really like. Isn't that what all our accessories should be?


  • Leather/steel cuff - Rimanchik
  • Shield ring - Nine West
  • Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Earrings - local


Royal, you wonder? Yes! Because I have a crown! Ha! I crack me up.
There we go, my new front tooth is officially installed. Now, please (prays to the tooth gods) let this be my last dental work for a long while.

I have a really busy weekend coming up - wishing you all the peace and quiet that I will not be experiencing! - but I'll be back on Sunday with tales of adventure!

24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous print, looks fabulous with your glasses. Neat royal joke :-) I have a crown too!

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  2. Love your dress, and yey for all your dental work being behind you now! I too hope you don't have to go back any time soon!

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  3. Phew, you must be so relieved to have that dental work behind you! Do we have to call you Ma'am now? Glad to see our firecrakers dress making a final appearance this season. Love the leather jacket and the steel and leather cuff is such a fabulous piece! Have a great weekend, Sheila! xxx

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    1. Oh, SO relieved, Ann. No, no, just call me "your highness," lol!!

      Thank you so much! Happy weekend to you!

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  4. Oh you look wonderful in that beautiful dress! I have a similar leather blazer! Have a good weekend!

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  5. Oh that's a fabulous dress and you look lovely in it. Amazing match mat by shoes, too!

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  6. awesome all around...especially your hair this way with the line of your glasses, but....no cat photo! I adore that guy and his catitude as much as your fabulous style.

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    1. Oh, there will be lots of cat photos this weekend. :) This isn't his blog! ;-P

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  7. The entire outfit resonates and looks perfect on you! It is a style of dress that I love because it has swirl, color, and is shaped without any spot being confining - my type of dress!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! I love this style as well - it's a gorgeous dress that I predict I will have for many years.

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  8. Splendid my dear Sheila. The firecracker dress is such a treat to look at - and I love that last picture of you! I do too hope you have no more visits to the dentist in a while.

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    1. Thanks so much, my dear! Yes, same. I am done with dentist for a long while!

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  9. Such a pretty dress Sheila made all he more lovely by this fabulous leather jacket. Love the cute shoes too my dear.
    How fab does that feel to have finished your course of dentistry? I think I'll be starting mine again now that the madness of summer is behind me. Check out my extra post today with some extra special imagery...

    Have a great weekend!
    Anna x

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    1. Thanks so much, Anna! it feels wonderful - sending you good vibes for your our dental session!

      Ooh, exciting, will do! Thanks, you too, my dear!

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  10. Ha ha, I JUST got the Crown joke!!!
    I love that dress- the shape and print are wonderful and the fit is great on you but why must they be so tiresome and fail to add pockets when we all know how essential they are!

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    1. Hee, I'm so funny...

      Thank you, Kezzie! I know - I require pockets in everything!

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  11. That dress is a beaut, it's got a real 1940s vibe to it and the blue leather goes brilliantly with it.
    Happy new crown! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Vix - yup, nothing like a classic "fit and flare", very New Look.

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  12. Congratulations on the completion of the tooth tale! All full skirted dresses, (and full skirts) should have pockets. It needs to be a rule.

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    1. Thanks, Shelley! It's great to have it done finally. I totally agree - I would vote for that rule!

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