Monday, October 3, 2016

Dress of Many Colours

And another Monday was had. Ugh, the less said the better. However, I can't feel bad for long in this spectacular dress!
Thank you to Lorena for pointing out that this Desigual dress is called the "Gracey" and is a fairly recent piece - I did well for my $30!


  • Dress - Desigual Gracey, vintage expo; purchased here for $30.00
  • Boots - Marc Softwalk; last worn here in January with blues
  • Coat (below) - Simon Dong, thrifted

I layered the dress over a red full-skirted vintage slip, so that's what you're seeing hang down at the bottom. The dress is lined in cotton so it's very "I stick to you!" - I definitely needed a slip. However, first wear in, and the dress gets a thumbs up from me.
It confused a few people who didn't get that the top and bottom were a single garment.

With it now being October - bam! Fog time.
You can just see the points of the Castle's roofline through the trees - this is what I saw when I did the stair picture this morning.

Better bundle up:
"Hmmm, nom, nom, what can I eat in this bag?"
By the time I walked home, I didn't need the scarf or gloves, but this weight of coat was just right.

The stuff:
One of my favourite pairs of low boots - these are lovely and squishy to wear.

Dark bling:
I missed my bigass leather obi!


  • Cuff - Guess, thrifted
  • Earrings - Le Chateau
  • Obi - local, gift from L


20 comments:

  1. Love that ultra cool Desigual dress, the bohemian mix of prints is so up my alley and fabulous on you!
    LOVE the teal coat and pink scarf.
    I adore the fuller slip under the dress, it makes all the difference! Cheers to you for thinking of it!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks, Elle! I've done this slip under dresses since I first got it, probably about 6-7 years ago.

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  2. I thought this was two pieces at first glance too! It's a beautiful dress and the red slip and obi belt are perfect with it.

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  3. Whoa - I love your new dress and for only 30! I don't see any writing on it, which is surprising because that brand loves to tell me to be happy and have a cheerful day. Heh. So this dress is perfect. Heh. I can see why it helps get through Mondays. And I love the red skirt under it.

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    1. Yes, it's quite restrained for Desigual! They only wrote the name on the back of the neck (the dress has no label, that's the only way I was able to tell who made it!). That's no red skirt - that's a full top and bottom vintage slip!

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  4. The dress is gorgeous and how clever to include the longer slip underneath.It looks really good on you.

    We had two Desigual skirts come in the charity shop where I volunteer- I spotted them immediately as the style is so recognisable. They were my size - but far too short for me. Boo hoo.

    xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! It's a good way to add length and coverage. Desigual does have a very distinct style - usually very patchwork-y - I was surprised that this dress was by them.

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  5. Love the Obi bet, have such a thing for then, and the thrifted cuff, double cudos for the thrifted part! I am just learning this slip under the dress trick , or slip dress under dress, and a great those lace up boots are too cool!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thank you, Elle! I have a big collection of obis. I love wearing vintage slips under dresses and skirts.

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  6. I'm not usually a fan of Desigual, but this dress is lovely! I definitely like the way that you styled it. But I am in love big time with your coat! xxx

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    1. I like some of their stuff - I've had a few pieces over the years. Thank you - I was thrilled to find that coat!

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  7. I'm not a big fan of Desigual, so the dress is not one of my favourite things of yours, but the coat is wonderful. Teal is such a great coat colour as it looks good over so many things, and the zipper (?) detailing makes it even more fun.

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    1. I don't like ALL of their stuff (some of it is not great quality), but I liked this dress. Yes! The coat has a zipper-edged ruffle. I swoon!

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  8. fabulous coat, thas zipper edge is cool!, and I like that you added a slip under your dress, that's great advice for any cotton-lined skirt!
    besos

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    1. Thanks, my dear! I don't usually keep cotton-lined skirts out for fall/winter, but it's a good way to make them workable all year.

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  9. The dress is wonderful on, and the slip is a good move from not only a practical but a visual point of view. I love the zip coat and can imagine how satisfying the weight of it must be. This date is our anniversary - 35 years. While you were cosied up in your layers we were sitting on the beach drinking a bottle of fizz to celebrate.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you, Anna! The coat is actually not that heavy, and I do have to be careful of the zippers snagging things. Happy anniversary to you!

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  10. Fantastic outfit! Lace up boots partner with this vivid dress so wonderfully. You have such an incredible fashion season, dear Shelia.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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