shift dress

Happy Easter

I remember getting new clothes for Easter when I was a child and being so excited to wear them.  Today while I still like the idea of getting something new to wear, sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and say – “Have you seen what’s in your closet? Wear some of that!!!”  So everything I wore for Easter was something I’ve had at least a couple of years and in the case of the clutch, over 10 years ago.

The shoes (Prada patent leather kitten heels) came from Saks on a serious after Christmas sale which was so good I got two pairs for less than the price of one.  The dress is a Kate Spade shift dress which is on trend now with the floral print and ruffled sleeves; it came from a Kate Spade outlet store.  The purse was an Ebay purchase and the fascinator came from Harrods in London when we traveled there a few years ago.

Just goes to show that sometimes what’s old is new again and some styles are timeless.  Shop your closet!   Hope your day was filled with joy.

Until next time ♥

Shift dress with denim jacket

This is an old short sleeved shift dress with pockets (I love all things with pockets! even my wedding dress had pockets) that I wore with a denim jacket.  It is a very comfortable slip over your head style.  At first I was concerned about how short it was but with encouragement from the spouse I wear it with chunky heels, wedges or sandals confidently and comfortably.

 

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Until next time ♥

 

Shop the look:

Anthropologie dress (old mine): Similar here  here and here

Gap denim jacket here

Stuart Weitzman platforms (old no longer sold):   Similar here and here

Brunch in Style

Let me sing the praises of the shift dress.  It is one of those timeless items that every woman should have in her closet.  They can hide a multitude of things you may want hidden but still be stylish.  And in the case of going out to an Easter brunch as I was this day, you can eat to your hearts content without popping any buttons, loosening belts or having regrets about having worn constrictive undergarments 😉

By the way…never pose under a flowering Bradford Pear tree.  They look pretty but do they ever stink!

Until next time ♥

 

(I may be committing some kind of posting faux pas but this is a corrected post of one I had done earlier – and have since deleted – because I felt I didn’t do justice with the original. Sorry about that)

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Dress:  J Crew Jules.  Purchased a year ago.  Can be found on Ebay now.  Similar: here, here and here

Purse:  No name patent leather clutch purchased on Ebay  (Ebay can sometimes be your friend)  Similar: here and here

Shoes:  Stuart Weitzman Platswoon   Purchased at Zappos.com.  Similar: here, here and here

Hat:  Laurence Leleux.  Purchased at the Hat Gallery in London.

What’s the weather? Stripes, boots, and leather!

It got suddenly very very “crisp” outside so it was time to break out the boots and leather jacket along with a long sleeved striped shift dress.  I wore the dress with sandals this past summer (when it wasn’t scorching hot) and now transitioning it into fall.  Shopping in my closet strikes again!

    

Leather jacket – Wilson’s Leather   Shift dress – J Crew   Biker Boots – Saks