Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Business in the Middle and a Party at Either End


The weather has been up and down like the proverbial roller coaster and dressing has become a crap shoot - you can be weather appropriate in the morning and freezing, or sweating, in the afternoon.  This dress kind of covers both possibilities, as it has short sleeves, but the fabric is thick and soft so it's cozy.  It has a flattering shape and an office appropriate length...

Which meant the necessary addition of, in the words of Sarah Misfit,  some "foof and faff" in the form of a lacy full slip, funky boots and KITTY SOCKS!  Over the course of the day, at least three people said, "OMG, are those cats on your socks??"

There was a bit of a party going on on top too, as I channelled my inner Rosie the Riveter (We Can Do it!), complete with rhinestones.

The pattern on this scarf is what sold it --   I had better make sure the scarf and my socks don't come in contact or there will be feathers everywhere.....

Calvin Klein dress - Winners
Arm warmers - Sockdreams
Kitty Socks - Roller Derby game
boots - Scarapino
Bird print scarf - The Sentimentalist

21 comments:

  1. Those socks are my new most favourite thing in the whole entire world!! awwwwww!!

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  2. Love how you made gray fun. That's one sweet dress.

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  3. I fecking love this! The silhouette, the lacy bits, the SOCKS and the boots are just divoon!!! XXX

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  4. Great silver boots!!! Love the fingerless long gloves. My daughter had a pair that rocked to pieces and then lost. I can never wear stuff like that because it makes me hot. When I think of all the extra accessorizing I could do if I lived in a cooler climate it makes me a tad jealous!
    Becky :)

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  5. You look so divine you're already ruffling feathers. Your party caps (love your imagery) are perfect, especially the headscarf. Serious fun boots and kitties. Laughing with pleasure.

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  6. Ok Ok its all about the socks!!!!! They are truly brilliant and I just love the lovely wee dress.
    Perfect all to together with the great boots.
    love V

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  7. oh ok so that is just fabulous! xxx so lovely to find you xxxx

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  8. I love the armwarmers, the kitty socks and the lovely shape of that dress. Fabulous.

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  9. wow i love this outfit. such attention to detail. the scarf and socks are the best. 10/10 . can i borrow!!! love lucyxx

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  10. Gorgeous outfit. Funky boots & kitty socks ROCKS! Loving the fabulous arm warmers too, I love glammy opera gloves but sometimes they are a pain in the proverbial as you have to pull them off to do touch screen stuff, so your arm warmers would be an ideal & no less fabulous substitute....xXx

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  11. lovely outfit, so many pretty details: the dress print and shape, the peaking lace, and your fabulous socks, boots and long teal mittens. That headscarf gives everything a twist!, your RosieTheRiveter inspiration is über-cool!
    besos &

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  12. Oh I do love a party at either end!! Cat socks with those FECKING AWESOME boots are the shizzle darling!! I'm in love with arm warmers and look at that cheeky last shot of you:) xoxoxoxo

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  13. Kitties and Duckies! So gaw-jus! Love the animals with the animal print dress.

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  14. I love the headband on you, and the rhinestone glasses! That dress is such a good find - versatile, conservative in a way, but with not so conservative animal print. Your accessories are all spot on and partying like it's 2999!

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  15. Every inch a star! Love those prints, you fabulous bird! xxx

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  16. Fabulous Shelley! Way to deal with the inconsistent weather, with humor and style. Your headwear is very unique and each piece contributes to one smashing ensemble.

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  17. A party at either end, I love that! My outfits are more likely to be a party in the middle and a boring business meeting at the ends, how funny. I like the dress very much, but the addition of the lace petticoat, socks, kickass boots and fabulous scarf make the whole outfit really funky! xxxx

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  18. I love it too! The scarf fabric is gorgeous - but it's the socks/boots combo that ROCKS THE CASBAH for me!!!

    Sarah xxx

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  19. I love this look - i thought that you wore a dress over a slip but it's a dress- nice, you inspired me to think to wear dress over slips, or dress over lacy skirts - adore the cat socks and of course you got the OMG are those cats, i used to get that sort of comments when i was working

    Looking great Darling

    Ariane xxx

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  20. Love, love the print, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  21. I'm in mad pattern heaven... love the scarf and socks. And those long gloves, gorgeous!

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