Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tiers of Toile, Plus Han and Leia

Another hot day - and another one of my summer dresses comes out to play! 
I know, I've been grumping about frou-frou or twee clothing lately, but I can handle these ruffles. 

  • Dress - PartTwo, consignment; last seen here in June 2021, for a Zoom call 
  • Shoes - "I Know" Star Wars by Irregular Choice, gift from mother-in-law; last worn here on May the 4th

It's a tower of toile tiers!
This dress has a very forgiving cut but is still slim enough not to be voluminous. 

I have a pair of black workout shorts on underneath.
I also wore toe-covering shoe inserts to save my bare feet. 

So many ruffles. 
Five tiers, plus the arm-holes and neck are edged in ruffles. 

Masked up.
And it's an all-over floral...but it still doesn't feel too overly precious. 

I couldn't bear wearing another garment over this, nor could I bother sunblocking up for a 20 minute walk each way. 

So I added my paper parasol.
I've been wearing my Geox (consignment) shoes for walking to and from work for the last several weeks. 

  • Parasol - Chinatown
  • Hat - Heart's Content
  • Mask - by Mom

The stuff: 
There's Leia...

Blue/silver bling: 
...and there's Han! One of my favourite movie couples (original trilogy!) ever. 

  • Silver cuff - vintage, thrifted, Powell River
  • Crystal cuff - Swarovski, consignment, gift from L
  • Necklace - thrifted
  • Lapis lazuli ring/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes
  • Silver earrings - gift from Petra


  1. Now, this dress is just fun! I keep looking at it trying to figure out why it isn't frou-frou or twee, and I don't know unless it's the color? But, it's just a fabulous look on you...makes you look so tall! Those shoes are wonderful...I bet they're great conversation starters!

  2. I think the dress style is sufficiently different and unusual that it balances out any frufruness. Then you added the hat and sunglasses and I immediately thought movie star incognito!

    Given the heat, any extra space between you and the dress should provide room for air circulation, I abhor close fitting clothing on days where the temps are 90 or above or days when it is quite humid.

    In any case, a snazzy outfit overall abetted by that extra dollop of delight, Leía and Han. ❤️

    Cheers, Laurie

    1. Agreed, Laurie! Ha, Movie Star Incognito is always my aim. :)

      Thanks so much!

  3. It’s actually quite slimming despite the tiers.

  4. Tower of toile tiers! What an apt description for this gorgeous dress, which indeed isn't overly frou-frou or girly! Swooning over your lovely parasol! I'd never heard of toe-covering shoe inserts so need to check into them. The shoes - which aren't sandals - I can wear on my bare feet are quite limited and I ended up having sore toes. Ouch! xxx

    1. Thank you, Ann! I love my parasol - it's so handy in the sun. I took a pic of my footwear fixes for you - check back on Monday.

  5. My daughter would die for those shoes. I too wear dresses and skirts a lot in the summer. It is 108 here and so hot. They are just cooler. I was out hanging wash on the line, and I have 4 dresses out there.

    1. Aren't they fun? Thanks! Oh gosh, Kim, that is really HOT. Hooray for dresses!

  6. That dress is fabulous! i must admit I am a tier fan but it really suits you!

  7. I love the tower of tiers! I think that floral tiered dresses can be tricky sometimes but this one is so special and I think the dark colours and bigger print make it definitely not frou-frou-ish! It looks so good on you too.

  8. I love how tall you look in those tiers - it's reminded me to drag out a similarly ruffled dress next week! xxx

    1. Ooh, can't wait to see yours, Vix! Thank you - anything that makes me look taller is a plus!

  9. That dress is just so pretty, without being too girly. The tiers are not too full so it's not floofy and the colour and print make it elegant.


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