Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mad men

As much as ladylike dresses appeal to me and as much appreciation as I have for them, it's not really my style. A dress fitted around my waist and my bust AND my arms puts me totally out of my comfort zone. As you can imagine, this here is not my regular outfit.

The dress was actually a very incidental purchase in a charity shop which I didn't really think I'll wear more than once. It has generated more compliments than all of my wardrobe all-together the first time I wore it so I decided to keep it for a while. I tone it down with simple heels & a tote for work. I recently wore it with sandals and cat-eye sunglasses to Imelda May and that worked too. I now believe that if dressed down with appropriate accessories, every dress can work for you.

Here, I let it do it's job in being pretty & fancy and I went all dressy with boxy clutch and satin heels.

Enjoy x






Dress - thrifted

It's in the details...


14 comments:

  1. The dress is beautiful! Gotta love a bit of retro style ;) You look great, really suits you! xx

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    1. It's so not be but everyone says that! thx xx

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  2. I can understand the compliments... it is a BEAUTIFUL dress. At least it's not fitted around the hips too.

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    1. hahah at least that ;)

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    1. thx darling, well done on 'Ohh La La La' nomination

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  4. This dress looks amazing on you! I love that yo

    Jodie Marie | à la Jodeu include the final picture, too.

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  5. It's such a pretty dress, definitely a keeper. Love the bows on your shoes too :)

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    1. thanks Emma, was considering selling these at the flea market yesterday but ended up keeping them :)

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  6. You look gorgeous ! You kinda remind me of Blair Waldorf <3

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    1. this is one of the best comparisons/compliments I got :D thx girl ;*

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  7. Great outfit post! Its always good to try something thats not your style you can be very pleasantly surprised at the response, you look great! :) xx

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  8. this dress is gorgeous! hope you're keeping well!

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