Wednesday, September 25, 2019

New Grey and Matching Neutral Florals

Today's outfit had a lot of love at work, from random people in the elevator, to my colleagues. 
"From top to toe!" exclaimed a drywaller, after I complimented her purple hair.


  • Jacket - Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, consignment; purchased here for $129.99
  • Dress - Comrags, thrifted; last seen here in May with a magenta blazer
  • Shoes - Elegant Conversations Kendra, Fluevog; last worn here in February with double drape


It all started with this lovely dress, which I fondly refer to as my "metal" dress (it's 8% metal content). I love the grey/cream neutral floral pattern - this dress has zero stretch, but it fits me really well.
The top is more snug, and there's lots of sitting/striding room in the bottom. No pockets, though - boo!

The metal content means the seams are a bit scratchy (it's not lined), so I usually wear a vintage full slip under it to fix it.
See? Slip hanging out. I'm not classy, but I also wasn't itchy.

New jacket alert! Look how awesome!
I was going to save wearing this gorgeous jacket until after my closet swap-over, but when I pulled the dress out last night to get my outfit all ready, the jacket was the identical shade of grey in the dress.

It's not like I had a choice! I had to wear it.
It hangs so well.

See how it doesn't button up? It just perfectly lays open.
It has an exquisite drape, without all that flappy business of a regular blazer.

Power shoulders, but no pads there, just great structure.
 I really loved wearing it all day. I thought I might take it off if I got too warm in the office, but *sigh* fall is here.

The stuff:
I have worn these shoes with this dress before - they are also neutral florals! So matchy! These are lovely, but that's a pretty high heel. I took the elevator between floors all day. This is my first wearing of them this season.

Pearl bling:
I almost always wear pearls with this dress.


  • Necklace - Aldo Accessories
  • Bracelet - vintage fair
  • Earrings - thrifted

36 comments:

  1. what a beautiful dress! Grey dresses are perfectly neutral and offer ton of options, even the printed kind. The Vivian Westwood jacket you paired it with is fabulous. I also really like your neutral floral shoes. The pearls go well with everything. You look gorgeous in this!

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    1. Thank you - it's a treasure of a dress. I love the Westwood jacket with it. Thanks, Ivana!

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  2. The jacket is so good with this dress, I can see why you had to pair the two together! Such a great outfit! :)

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    1. Isn't it an amazing jacket? I have a thing for jackets! Thanks, Mica!

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  3. How fabulous the jacket looks with the dress! The shoes are a perfect match. Beautiful outfit. The pearls are the icing on the cake; I have clothes that I always wear pearls with, too!
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Vronni! Sometimes an outfit just says, "I need pearls!"

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    1. Thank you - love your handle, ha! Thank you so much for visiting!

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  5. Wow, wow and wow again! Now that's what I'm calling a Classy with a capital C outfit. It seems as though the dress and that fabulous Vivienne Westwood jacket are just made for each other. What an amazing cut that jacket has! And of course that outfit totally called for pearls! xxx

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    1. Aw, you're too kind, Ann, but thank you so much! I'm already excited to wear the jacket again!

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  6. Elegance personified! This is simply beautiful! LOVE the dress, jacket with power shoulders, shoes and pearls! PERFECTION!

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    1. Aw, Dar, you're getting hyperbolic! Thank you, my dear.

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  7. Oh I'm thrilled about that Vivienne Westwood jacket! I wished she was my mother!

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  8. Nice dress Sheila...No leather pants lately...Boo!.

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  9. exquisite - another fabulous top to toe look.

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  10. Klassy from top to toe! That's too lovely an outfit to describe as neutral. xxx

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  11. You look fabulously professional, Shiela.
    You're right, the jacket just demanded to be worn with this dress. X

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    1. Thank you, Jess - once in a while, I do! Yes, had to wear the jacket, no question!

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  12. Classy outfit gal! Very understated colourway for a change and it looks great x

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I like to change it up every so often.

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  13. Absolutely fabulous outfit, classic with your own twist and looking so gorgeous!. Love the colors, the perfect fit and the magnificently shaped jacket!
    And obviously, your shoes are Fabulous!
    besos

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    1. Thank you so much, Monica! Isn't that jacket amazing?

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  14. Super classy outfit, with a marvelous vintage vibe! That is such a beautiful dress.

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  15. Very, very well deserved compliments my dear Sheila ! It's absolutely stunning :) I have to add that to me, slips showing are actually very lady like ;)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Lorena! I never thought of the slip that way - you're so right!

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