Readers/commenters always slow down in the summer months (it's like y'all have lives or something!), and with Blogger flushing the email notifications of posts down the Interwebz toilet, I've noticed the numbers dropping.
Participating in link-parties, commenting on others' blogs, sending pics for themes - these all help build relationships with other bloggers and their readers. So if you're here because of the Good-Buy/Good-Bye Book, welcome! Feel free to look around. The other link-parties I participate in are in the right side-bar, and I encourage you to check them out!
Anyway, back to the outfit. I've had this green cotton dress for 12 years(!) and this is its 18th wearing (Flashback here, scroll down).
The cardigan is classy designer Jean Paul Gaultier (he famously did Madonna's cone bra).
Here's just the dress. I took the cardigan off at one point, as I was getting sweaty from pushing boxes around.
- Scarf - Metropolitan Museum of Art, thrifted
- Mask - by Mom
here - I'm at 21 wears now!
here - I'm at 21 wears now!
Black, white and green bling:
- Solid cuff - Sziska
- Hexagonal cuff - vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage 80s, West Germany, vintage fair
- Glass bangle - thrifted
- Silver/malachite ring - consignment
- Silver/aventurine ring - consignment
Hello darling! And yes, it's summer and comments do fall away don't they, but you're always to be relied on and thank you for that! I love your lettuce dress and love the fact that you're still busy like me pushing boxes around regardless of how glam you look.ReplyDelete
They do - I remind myself of this every year! Aw, thank YOU!Delete
Yup, my outfits always have to perform in real life too!
Oh very cute outfitReplyDelete
Top notch outfit! I was especially drawn to the accessories and those popping white earrings! Fred made me a pair of white earrings (designed in SketchUp and then 3D printed back in the days when he made a lot of 3D art, particularly light sculptures.) They were a replacement for a pair of statement earrings, one of which was lost in a parking lot.ReplyDelete
Both pieces are visually interesting and they play as well together as they do on their own. Yay!
Here’s to a fabulous Wednesday!Cheers, Laurie
Of course, I am referring to your dress and the cardigan. :)Delete
Thank you, Laurie! Oh, those earrings sound amazing - I didn't know Fred had those hidden design talents! You should wear them!Delete
Thanks - I like pieces that can be solo but also work well and play with others. ;-P
That green is both a lovely shade and style of dress. The detail ant the bottom is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Sam! I love the ruffles on the hem.Delete
I love that dress on you, it's ruffle-tastic!ReplyDelete
Guilty as charged, I'm afraid. Summer's our busy time and I'm way behind with the commenting - I'm having a mad catch-up now! xxx
Ruffle-tastic! Woo! It's okay, I'm not complaining (much, lol). Thank you so much for the blast of comments, my dear friend.Delete
I've noticed the dropping numbers too, Sheila, blaming it both on the Summer season and the lack of email notifications, although I am not sure many people were following me that way. Anyway, I'm happy with any comments I get, even if it's only from my regulars like you, which are the ones I appreciate the most anyway.ReplyDelete
Your Lettuce Dress is delightful and the Jean Paul Gaultier cardigan, artful scarf and green, black and white bling couldn't have been better chosen.
I had to giggle when I saw your dress as I too recently wore an eyelet item of clothing, which I'll enter, and guess what: mine is green too! xxx
It happens every summer, like clockwork - people get busy with holidays. My views have dropped by about 100 for each post since the emails stopped, but I still mostly get the same number of comments, which are the best part, right? I also rely on my "regulars" and so appreciate all the time it takes to comment (especially since I post so much!).Delete
Thank you, my dear! I love it all too. That is so funny that we both wore green eyelet for the same link-up!
Isn't it amazing how long you can keep classic clothing and shoes. I know I do!ReplyDelete
I know! I have a lot of older clothing as well as my new-to-me stuff!Delete
I have to recognize that my blogging and commenting become (even) more erratic in the summer. But I'm still here! ;DDDReplyDelete
Love your Lettuce Dress, its delightful colour and frilliness and love the shoes and jacket combo, such an amazing ensemble!
I totally get that, and I'm very grateful for the comments, Monica, thank you!Delete
Thanks, I love all these pieces.
Love the lettuce dress!!!ReplyDelete
You know I adore green and the lettuce dress is no exception. It is beautiful!!!ReplyDelete
Isn't it a fun piece, Goody? Thank you!Delete
I feel I am more active in blog world in summer as I'm hanging out in the aircon at the computer, haha! Winter I don't get up as early as I do in summer - too cold for that! And I don't stay up as late blogging as I just want to get cosy in bed with a good book! I am trying to make more of an effort to hope around the blogs of people I love like yourself though, you are always inspiring and I love that you've had this dress so long! Beautiful cardigan with it.ReplyDelete
I also notice the decline in readers/comments. Your suggestions on linking, etc. are smart.ReplyDelete
I forgot to ask, Sheila...What equipment do you use for photographing? I want to start blogging again and posting pictures, but there isn't always someone around to take the photos. And I don't want to have the cell phone camera in the frame either. Thanks.ReplyDelete
You're going to laugh, Zida. I use a point-and-shoot camera - I set the timer for all my pics and set it on the edge of a desk or on the railing in the exterior stairwell. It's a Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS with 12x optical zoom - bought it at the drug store a few years ago.Delete
I had the exact same camera which worked perfectly for years. It just crapped out on me so I replaced it with a new Lumix (Panasonic) point-and-shoot which not only has a Leica lens but 30x zoom!Delete
Well it does the job very well!🙂ReplyDelete
Yep, guilty as charged! Been away and loathe to get on my computer when I'm actually here as computers make me think of school (boooooo, only 3 days of holiday left...sob)ReplyDelete
Loving the lettuce dress- very flapper (and Lettuce- Letty for short used to be a popular name in that era!). Jean Paul Gaultier is very iconic as a designer- that cardie/coverup is so chiiiiiiiiiiiiiic!!x
You are right, a good design can withstand the test of time (hope I said that right).ReplyDelete
The dress is one of a kind (and I mean that in a good way) and so it the gorgeous cardigan. Normally I don't like cardigans, but I will make an exception for this one.
Ah, the lettuce dress! One of my all-time favourite dresses in your closet so I'm glad to see it still makes an appearance.ReplyDelete
This green dress is so pretty and you have styled it so well.ReplyDelete
Love the design of the dress and that ruffle hem!ReplyDelete