Thursday, June 27, 2019

Summer Boots and a Florence Dress

We're nearly at the weekend, and it will be a long one here as we celebrate July 1st Canada Day! Woo!
 I woke up to rain and cool temps this morning, so I swapped out the shoes I'd intended on wearing for...boots!


  • Dress - I'M by Isola Marras, Florence, Italy; last worn here with shorter boots in April 2018
  • Boots - Matisse, consignment; last seen here (3rd outfit) on our last rainy day in May
  • Coat (below) - Lord & Taylor, thrifted; last worn here earlier this month

It was so chilly (13 degrees!) that I nearly wore pants under this dress. Fortunately it warmed up over the day. 

 But I was still glad I'd worn boots, as I had a stoopid busy day. Much running about in the office!

I am fond of this dress - I bought it in Florence, Italy, at a small boutique. If you click back to the previous wearing, I link to a video of models doing a runway show - and my dress is in there!
 Like many of my dresses, it gets worn once or twice a year. So many dresses, so little time.

I'm wearing a short half-slip under it for coverage (and I have nylons on).
 It's still a stunner of a dress - very eye-catching with all that pattern.

Outerwear! Here I thought I was done with coats. Bah.
 I met L after my WW meeting for dinner, and then we strolled home as it started trying to rain again.

The stuff:
 Comfy boots, but I'd rather be in sandals!

Gold and green bling:
I doubled up the necklace so that the pendant sat right under the collar. I felt very clever.


  • Necklace - Kiam Family, thrifted
  • Bangle - thrifted
  • Earrings - thrifted
  • Bracelet - Butler Fifth Avenue Collection, consignment


Wishing you all a very happy weekend, and to my Canadian friends, happy Canada Day! I'll be back on Monday with tales of adventure. Thank you again for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Boots in summer, oh goodness! But what a pretty dress Sheila and it works well with the tan boots too. I love the pattern and can see it looks like a lovely silky fabric too. Have a super weekend of celebrations sweetie x

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    1. I know, unthinkable! But at least I got to wear this dress again. Thanks, Anna!

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  2. Thanks for teaching me about your country!

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    1. Tell you when a holiday happens isn't teaching you much. ;-P

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  3. Fantastic dress, such beautiful colors! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Enjoy a lovely long weekend and Happy July 1st! Am drooling over this dress and your entire outfit. Okay, so boots in summer, so-so, but given the heat in NY the thought of boots actually is cooling. :-)

    [I am still having commenting issues & based on research it *might* be due to using Safari. So, I'm trying this one on Chrome, which (of course) is logged in via my job/school account. Ah well, if it works, that's all that matters!]

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! Yikes, I hope things cool off for you soon! Glad your comment was able to make it through!

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  5. Okay, so the Comment (before publishing) says my name! For now, the "Unknown" is me, Laurie. :-) One of these days I'll get it working properly!

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  6. WOW, I love that dress. It is so gorgeous and I love that it was made in Italy.

    I’d love to see a photo of your wardrobe one day, with all your fab dresses. Happy Canada Day. X

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    1. I love how unusual it is, thank you, Jess! Oh, you'll see my wardrobe eventually - I take tons of pics every 6 months when I clean it out. Thank you!

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  7. The boots look great with the dress! I was just looking at my tall boots in my wardrobe this morning wondering when I will wear them again, it's been a while! I think I need to get some dresses out to wear with them :)

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    1. Thanks, Mica! I hope you get to wear your boots over the winter!

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  8. I've always liked that dress. We're having 30 degree temperatures here (with the humidex), which is supposed to increase to 40 degrees by Wednesday. I miss Vancouver and the 22 - 25 degree temperatures!

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    1. Me too! Yikes, that's crazy! I've been watching the temps in Hamilton (thunderstorms!) and hoping they pass before I make it out there.

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  9. Nice dress,and accessoires applied too...

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  10. I've always loved your italian dress, it's so beautiful, elegant and looks like a real quality piece pretty enjoyable!, and you're gorgeous in your dress and boots ensemble!
    besos

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