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.

14 comments:

  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! :)

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

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  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

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

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  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!
    besos

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

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  6. 8 % metal is obviously 100% fantastic! Love the ruffles and baby blue with this.
    Swoon.
    You rock this as always!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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

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  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.

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

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