Thursday, November 15, 2012

Patchwork, a Puppy, and a Very Tiny Pocketbook - A Trifecta of Cute


I found this dress on a recent visit to Mesh, a local consignment store where I occasionally sell some of my own stuff, but more frequently end up taking home someone else's.  I liked that it combines three of my favourite colours, and the different fabrics make it kind of fancy, even though the shape is very simple.  Paired with my red tights and blue shiny New York boots, it feels a bit like a grownup version of the kind of dresses I used to wear in public school, with leotards that sagged at the knees and ankles.  Now that I look at the photo, there is something rather childlike about my pose, like I'm about to pull my dress over my head and run around.  Dare I say it....it's actually kind of....CUTE.

With a nod to blogging pal Curtise, who is always flashing her colourful petticoats, I couldn't resist showing off the frilly skirt I wore to maintain some level of modesty, as the dress turned out to be much shorter than I expected

Yes, that is a very tiny handbag dangling from my left hand.  I found it on my last trip to Talize and aside from the fact I needed a new change purse (does anyone still use change purses?), I was completely taken with the fact that it was a perfect miniature of the snap-closured pocketbooks my mom used to carry, with a chain strap, and pretty lining inside.  The cashier who rang it in for me when I purchased it could not stop saying how incredibly cute it was, as has everyone who saw me with it.

And speaking of Cute....

This is my bestest dog pal, Emmett.  He's a Havanese who belongs to one of our students, who will occasionally bring him into our office for a visit.  Emmett loves these visits because he is showered with affection, especially from me.  I have no pets and am allergic to most dog breeds, but not him, so I take advantage of the opportunity to get my fill of puppy love!

 That is one spoiled and happy pup!

17 comments:

  1. You look GORGEOUS in the supercute dress Shelley! Love the colours on you and the fab different fabrics and the red tights and killer boots are perfect. And Emmett is GOOORGEOUS!!! Sarah xxx

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  2. You look adorable. But, oh, I have bad childhood memories of those sagging tights!

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  3. Now I'm wondering if you wore petticoats like this to school too... I love this outfit! The mix of fabrics is so visually interesting and the red tights and little handbag make the whole thing really fun. Gorgeous, Shelley.

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  4. Flashing your petticoat is good for the soul, Shelley! That is indeed a very cute dress, great colours, and the tights and boots rock it up just perfectly.
    The teeny tiny handbag/purse made me smile, and Emmett made me go ahhhhh!
    Have a great weekend! xxxx

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  5. Emmett- what a doll! I want your boots, they are wonderful. You look great.

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  6. You are just AMAZING, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Love your little bag, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Happiest weekend ever!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Looks like big fun to wear, and I heart your tribute to Curtise!

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  8. I keep telling people that plaid and floral can be mixed, you just have to keep it in the same color family. Way cute dress and I love the blue boots.

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  9. Panache is the word that comes to mind. The petticoat is such a nice touch and of course I love the shiny boots. A true trifecta!

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  10. I love you in this dress, Shelley, you look about 25 and as cute as a button. x

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  11. There you are looking absolutely Adorable and Emmett has to come and steal the Show! I have a Siamese Cat like that... *winks* Love the outfit... and Emmett, who could resist that Fur Baby Face!!!???

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  12. love your dress, it's a very cool design with that pretty mixed fabrics!, and love the whole outfit, that petticoat and boots are great!!
    You're gorgeous!
    besos

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  13. love your mixed patterns dress, such a cool design!, and also love how you wear it with great attitude and pretty boots!!
    you're gorgeous!
    besos

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  14. What a super duper cute dress! It's really unique and a great cut on you Shelley. Love the little peek of lace, nice touch!

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  15. very cute Shelley and i love those boots, Docs right?

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    1. Although they look very much like Docs, they are from a brand I had never heard of called "No Boundaries" and are not leather. They are very comfortable, and I love the colour.

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  16. Cute, cute, cute!! And sassy! I love this!!! xoxo Lynn

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