Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Blue Dress and Mixed Metals

I don't know what motivated me to wear this dress today. 
I just spotted it in the closet last night and I knew. This blue dress! 

  • Dress - No. 6 Store, consignment; last seen here in September 2022 for a trip to the periodontist
  • Shoes - Pegabo, consignment; last worn here in September 2022 with gold and chevrons
  • Leather coat (below) - Danier, consignment; last seen here in February

I adore the rich colour and the unusual brown flowers (there's also some dusty pink in there). 

It's a lovely swooshy silk. 
I layered a dusty pink vintage slip under it. 

I like the double V neckline. 
Especially one that doesn't slide around. 

I was putting my outerwear on to actually leave when I realized I hadn't taken my picture. 
Stocking feet! 

Must have my shades, and now I have my walking shoes on. 
"And I'm about to give you 5 minutes of panic."

I did not know Vizzini was there until I uploaded my photos! As he's done before, he hid deep inside L's closet. He loves his hidey-holes. 

My coworker Jessica gasped at my Celine scarf and admired all the equestrian details. 

  • Silk scarf - Celine, thrifted
  • Leather gloves - vintage, thrifted

The stuff: 
I wanted a flat dressy shoe today. 

Mixed metal bling: 
I've had this ginormous leather belt for years. Those flat pyramid studs are all metal, a mix of gold and silver. 

  • Belt - BCBG Max Azria, consignment
  • Steel cuff - thrifted
  • Silver/gold cuff - JPA, vintage fair
  • Earrings - Biko, consignment
  • Lapis lazuli/Fulvia Ring - Wendy Brandes


  1. What a stunner of a dress! The colours are fantastic and it looks deliciously swooshy. And it has pockets too? Surely that's an A+ at the very least!
    Glad to see I'm not the only one still wearing nylons ...
    Oh, Vizzini, you naughty boy, giving "the woman" such a fright by hiding in L.'s closet! Bess is giving you the thumbs up, though, she does love her hidey-holes too :-) xxx

  2. Hahaha! Vizzini the photo bomber strikes again!
    Gorgeous dress - love that shade of blue!

  3. This is such a great dress and I really like all the metallic accessories with it! I think metallics are a neutral so definitely agree with mixed metals in an outfit, and the cuff and belt and shoes are all wonderful together :)

  4. Beautiful dress which suits you so well. Very nicely styled with the belt and the shoes.

  5. That dress has a fabulously 50s vibe and the metal accessories stop it looking too costumey.
    Check out that photo bomber, he's a handsome dude! xxx


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