Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ruffles, Pearls and Metal

Today was a rough day back at work - I want to still be on vacation! Waa, what a whiner I am. 
 Whiner? I meant to say "winner"! Yeah, that's right.

  • Baby blue blouse - no label, vintage 80s, thrifted; last seen here in July in a polychrome outfit
  • Dress - Comrags, thrifted; last worn here in May with a schmozzle of pattern
  • Shoes - Elegant Conversations, Kendra, Fluevog; last seen here in August with ruffles and suede (and more pearls!)
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here on Friday

Less than an hour after arriving at work, I had to deal with an influx of 15 people for a meeting...that I hosted! I never do meetings, so I went classy. Not with a K!
 September is when I go through my closet and pick my favourite spring/summer items and remix them one more time before they get packed away. I had to wear my metal dress again. The content is 92% cotton/8% metal, really!

I've never worn it with a blouse layered under it.
 I love this baby blue blouse - it's been a very good cost-per-wear item, easily under $1/wear now. For a washable blouse, that's awesome (I sweated in it today!).

Outerwear - I pack this light jacket away as well during fall/winter.
 It's also been excellent cost-per-wear over the couple of years I've had it.

The stuff:
 Wearing a heel again took a little getting used to, but these are very comfy (for a heel).

Pearly bling:
I bought this necklace new in 2009 (first worn here, flashback! I still have that top and skirt), for maybe $20, and I've easily worn it dozens of times.

  • Necklace - Aldo Accessories
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Crystal ring - Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
  • Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes

Actually, the same goes for all my bling today! I've worn all of these pieces many, many times before.


  1. Hope your meeting went well! I love the blouse under the dress - I rarely layer like that (although I did recently) it's something I should take more advantage of in the cooler weather! :)

  2. You look the business in that fabulous outfit! I do love a metallic fabric. xxx

  3. Now, that's what a call power dressing, and I guess that's just what you needed for your first day back at work and your first time at hosting a meeting. I so love that baby blue blouse! xxx

  4. Beautiful dress and I adore the multi-strand pearl necklace!!! I am very into pearls.

  5. woww, you look really elegant and classy!, your accessorizing is always fabulous and those lovely pearls enhance the whole outfit!, and that subtle color combo is fab too!
    You rock!

    1. Thank you, Monica! It was a nice change of pace for me. You rock on!

  6. 8 % metal is obviously 100% fantastic! Love the ruffles and baby blue with this.
    You rock this as always!

    1. I am a rock & roll classy chick, Elle, hee hee! Metal queen!

  7. Winner layering here ! That baby blue shirt and printed dress were a surely unexpected match, which is my its such a fabulous option. Wow She, it seems like you've been hitting home runs in my absence.

    1. Thanks, Lorena! I liked this outfit a lot. Aw, thanks, sweetheart! They are not all winners...


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