This lovely toile-patterned dress was due for another wearing.
- Dress - Part Two; first worn here (2nd outfit) for Mom's 75th birthday in May
- Jacket (below) - Dolce & Gabbana, vintage, thrifted; last seen here in June for a birthday stroll
- Shoes - Effortless Vivian, Fluevog; last worn here in September 2019 with baby blues
It also gave me the opportunity to wear these lovely shoes, which have been languishing in my closet this season.
I'm also rather fond of all the ruffles on this dress.
Outerwear - I could have gone without a coat, but it matched the shoes so well.
Silver and blue bling:
- Acrylic cuff - thrifted
- Filigree cuff - St. Paul's Cathedral gift shop
- Shield ring - Nine West
- Silver/sodalite ring - Scotland, 1996
- Lapis lazuli ring - Wendy Brandes
- Earrings - Vancouver
I bought these lovely Effortless Vivian Fluevogs in Vancouver on our anniversary trip here in March 2016 - actually, L bought them for me, because that's what we do as gifts for each other.
This is my first "real" outfit with these shoes, in April 2016.
I didn't have a lot of baby blue in my closet when I first bought these, so I wore them with this same blue blouse multiple times.
With another cheap patterned dress in April 2016 again.
The shoes went well with the dress, but what was I thinking with a red jacket? Nope, nope, nope.
A fun and colourful combination in June 2016.
My beloved "stained glass" dress (and that same blue blouse!) in April 2017.
I like this outfit, also from April 2017.
A month later, in June 2017.
My cashmere tee makes an appearance in July 2017.
I love this outfit and wore a variation of it four our Spring Tea in 2019 - this outfit came first, and is also from July 2017.
Pondering whether I should keep this top and/or my culottes, in August 2017.
That baby blue blouse gets one more outfit, and it's a good one.
Showing off my pink crystal articulated salamander brooch (it's on my shoulder) in this look from June 2018.
I have all these pieces still, from this August 2018 ensemble.
Looking wistful here in April 2019.
I paired these shoes with my Lifesaver dress the first time I wore it, in July 2019.
Mathy stuff: Including today's outfit, I've worn these shoes 18 times, which brings them down to $16.67 per wear. They're in excellent condition, so I expect to double that eventually!
If that first dress goes missing, it's DEFINITELY not because I snuck to Canada and stole it.ReplyDelete
:-P I really enjoy seeing how you put outfits together. I hope to splurge on my first pair of fluevogs this year. I just can't decide between the Gladstones or the BBC Flyers because both are so good.
Ha, thanks, Meghan! Try 'em on first if you can - you'll know when you try them which ones are right for you.Delete
I love that ruffletastic dress! The shoes, denim jacket and bespoke mask are lovely with it.ReplyDelete
Ho fab do you and L look in your new shoes in that flashback photo? What a shame you got rid of that cute dress with pockets and the cool culottes but we both know there's always great stuff out there and we can't keep it all! xxx
Isn't it fun, Vix? Thank you! I love that picture of us. Eh, I have slight regrets, but not many. I can always look at the pictures!Delete
Ooh your pale blue shoes are just dreamy. The perfect shade of a cloud. XReplyDelete
They are, Jess! That baby blue is actually pearlized when you get up close.Delete
Your outfit of the day looks refreshingly comfortable and classy, a nice combo especially with the mask and shoes matching! The pants of the first flashback outfit look to be the same style as the plaid pants I just picked up from the tailor. Makes me wince/smirk and eventually laugh...tailor cost almost as much as the pants!ReplyDelete
Now that I have time galore, need to see if the second hand store two towns over has reopened! (See your positive influence!)
Thanks so much, Laurie! I do like my matchy, ha ha! I rarely tailor anything for that reason - it has to be something REALLY special for me to spend the $$ on tailoring.Delete
I have yet to check out the WIN stores here, but I'm nearly due for another trip to Flavour Upstairs. Maybe in September.
You are right, the shoes are stellar. And you have used them in so many lovely combinations.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Greetje! I don't know why my eye has been passing over them this season!Delete
Loving the ruffles and print of that fabulous frock. The denim jacket and mask are just perfect with it, and your shoes definitely needed to come out of hiding. They're gorgeous and certainly deserved of flashback of their own! That said, I've been having several blind spots with shoes this Summer, always gravitating towards the same pairs. And then what do I do? Buy even more shoes! Hope your favourite day of the week went well, and you're ready for the rest of the week! xxxReplyDelete
Thank you, dear Ann. What is up with these blind spots with our shoes? I can only think that they look stiff and that I'm subconsciously wanting more comfy-looking shoes. I also want to buy more shoes! Ha! Thank you! I'm ready for it, bring it on!Delete
Hi Sheila, very feminine look today but those shoes! they are fantastic! and again love the blue and silver jewellery. (Love that cuff you got here in the UK) I loved yesterdays trick of putting the petticoat under the dress to lengthen it I us that trick except with skirts under a too short dress. I look forward to seeing what you are wearing each day. Thanks for more fun and brightness ShazxxReplyDelete
Hi, Shaz! I do like a very femme look at times. The shoes are so cool. I'm glad you enjoy the jewelry - I do too! Yes, skirts work just as well as the sheer underskirt. Aw, I appreciate that, my dear, thanks.Delete
I haven't looked at your blog for a long time because COVID and I am an epidemiologist. But I love your hair !! Lokks great !!ReplyDelete
Hi, Rosie! I haven't gone anywhere - I've been posting the whole time - but whoo, you must have been busy! Thank you for your work!Delete
Thanks! It keeps changing, lol.
Fabulous shoes, and I love that combination with the denim jacket! What a great tradition you and L have giving each other Flue Vlogs!
Thanks, Nancy! I like them with the jacket too. Yes, we have been doing it for close to 15 years!Delete
Great shoes. Thanks for turning me on to the brand.ReplyDelete
I'm a total Fluevog pusher, heh heh. Thanks, Ally!Delete
Those ARE lovely shoes! It's good that they've had an outing before going back into storage. And I bet the ruffles on the dress look great in motion, they're always ready to float and wave.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mim! I'll try to slip another wear in there before the end of September too. Oh yes, the dress is a moving column of ruffles when I walk. I love movement in clothes.Delete
Well this skirt and top look super together, I need to try some pattern mixing like this. I've only started mixing very neutral textures together! Do join my #chicandstylish #linkup to share your great style Jacqui x MummabstylishReplyDelete
Thank you, Jacqui! That's actually dress, not a top and skirt. I wonder if you meant a different post's outfit? Thank you, I will pop by!Delete
Such an elegant, airy tiered dress. Hard to believe we only have a few more weeks left to wear garments like that - sans layers at least.ReplyDelete
You know, generally speaking, I really don't mind Mondays. They house a refreshing energy that helps to perk up my own, which coupled with the prospect of seven fresh days still ahead of us, ensures that I rarely bemoan when Monday rolls around again.
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Thank you so much, Autumn! I know, only 3 weeks of summer left - yikes! Where did it go?Delete
I don't mind them too much now - my work life is so much quieter than it used to be. In the Before Days, Mondays were a slam of work, very crazy.
This dress with ruffles is wonderful. I also really like your blue shoes. They are so pretty. You look fantastic in this combo.ReplyDelete
It was great seeing all the ways you have styled this blue pair L got for you...love that photograph of you two together.
Thank you, Ivana! I love lots of ruffles! I agree on the shoes...and that photo of me and L.Delete
That dress is so beautiful on you! I like the matching with the mask and the shoes too! Sadly more places are requesting masks here so I am going to need to consider buying more! I'm doing a lot of ordering online instead though and I'm kind of at a point where I can take the kids out on a few short trails without hurting my knee too much so we are doing that and trying to stay away from people and populated places!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I think we are going to see masks become a regular thing here - we'll see another COVID spike, and then there will no going back from them. I'm hoping they will tamp down cold/flu season, though.Delete
Good for you for just staying away from people!
Lovely shoes and lovely dress, they make a fab ensemble and you look really elegant in this dress!, ruffles are a great thing and even better if they're comfy!.ReplyDelete
Lovely flashback, lots of different color combos and some delightfully matchy ones!, it's incredible that baby blue is actually so versatile!
Oh, you're so sweet, thank you, Monica! I like how versatile these shoes have been over the years.Delete
Greeen jacket with red spotty trousers is my favourite outfit by far! SOOOOO strikingReplyDelete
"A cat who is studiously ignoring me," appears to have no head!??!!
Those shoes look really comfy! Nice chunky heels too! x
It's a good one, I like it too.Delete
Vizzini is licking his front leg, his head is bent down.
They are excellent shoes.
Splendid blue dress, I like your wavy hair in these shots.ReplyDelete
Oh the baby blue shoes have gotten a lot of wear, its funny, a few years back i bought baby blue shoes and thought i would never wear them and then wore them until they fell apart.
Thanks, Lorena! I put my hair in twists while I do my make-up sometimes - it falls out after an hour or so, though. I know what you mean! Coloured shoes are so much more versatile than people think!Delete
Finally have some time tonight to catch up on your blog. Work is hellish right now so I have been avoiding my computer after I shut down at the end of the workday.ReplyDelete
The ruffled dress is very cool, and I quite like the blue jacket worn over it with the matching shoes. You are the only person I know who could get so much wear out of a pair of baby blue shoes.
I so appreciate it - I feel like we are having a nice visit together. :) I'm so sorry to hear that your work has been rough. :(Delete
I love the dress (a perfect example of a comfy dress!). Ha, maybe so! But aren't they fun?