This pretty vintage 1980’s dress (similar) is an old favorite. I’ve worn it with a blazer, a long pullover and of course on its own in Florida Spring/Summer/Fall. I love the way it flows over me, and the open neckline is wonderful for accessorizing.
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Today I tried a different topper, a thrifted velvet shrug (sim) that picks up the warm olive in the dress. I like the look, and the double strand of faux pearls (sim) is perfect for dinner out with my husband.
The vintage cuff (sim) is from Citizen Rosebud‘s shop. Below, I’m always grateful to have a view of the sea. Thrifted cone-heel platforms (sim) look just right for a 70 degree day. And my hair is the Wiki by Elle Wille. I’ve lost a lot of hair following my wrist trauma and surgery; I believe it will mostly come back!
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That velvet shrug is one of the best thrift finds ever. Love that. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it. Really pretty on you.
You look absolutely beautiful Patti!! Such a pretty dress, and paired with the velvet shrug, pearls and these shoes – what a gorgeous ensemble, elegant and fun!
I love the warm volors of this tiny print and shrug. The little cat figurine goes well too!:-)
thanks Jude! xo
Those platform shoes are ah-may-zing! Love how they add a little edge to your outfit!
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Such an elegant, chic look, Patti! Your gorgeous velvet shrug adds such a nice touch to your pretty maxi. Stunning, as always! xoxM
Looking beautiful as always Patti 🙂
Very jealous of your velvet shrug – that was a really good thrift find! I love layering floral dresses in winter – even in our chilly UK climate!
Such an elegant look…I love the dress! Pretty!
Those colors are so perfect for Fall, and that dress looks lovely on you! Have a great week!
Beautiful vintage dress, looks wonderful with the shrug, I’m really loving the colours. Love, Kirsten xx
The dress…the shrug…this is a vision of perfection my friend!
This looks like a really comfortable yet stylish outfit Patti made all the more glamorous by that pretty velvet bolero. I love the colour of it and can bet the earth tone will be so useful in your A/W wardrobe. Thank you for adding the info about hair loss – so useful for those of us who are affected. (I’ve noticed a thinning in one area so am very appreciative of the medical insight.)
Thanks for the link up party again!
You look divine in this outfit. I love the olive color and the velvet texture of shrug. The maxi dress goes so well with it! Thank you for the link up, Patti.
I love your dress and that velvet shrug is so perfect with it, I hope you had a lovely wknd!
love how you styled the dress
What a fabulous dress, Patti! I love how you combined it with the shrug, faux pearls and vintage cuff. This is just perfect! Oh, how I envy you living near the sea! xxx
Very elegant outfit Patti – the velvet shrug works beautifully with the dress. I’m very envious of your ocean view.
thank you, Shelley! I wouldn’t mind living in Canada : > xox
I love that you’re showing us your view off your balcony! I always am nosy about everyone’s surroundings and am so looking forward to seeing your NYC digs!
Velvet is always a good idea!!
I love that Wonderwoman cuff you’ve linked to.
You look beautiful, Patti! that dress, the wrap and the shoes make for a stunner of an outfit. xxx
what a pretty maxi dress on you Patti! I love the color of your shrug too, so flattering with your skin tone and dress.
have a great week!
I love the warm colours of this dress paired with the velvet. Very boho.
I often think about when we lived in Victoria and had a view of the ocean. I miss that place terribly!
Oh wow! That velvet shrug is fabulous! That is a piece many women would love to have right now with velvet trending so much! So pretty!
You have such fabulous easy style! I love this look and I so wish I had your view!
Beautiful dress Patti! I love the velvet shrug, gorgeous colour! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!
Love the Fall colors in this look. That bolero is so cute. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Patti.
Patti, that shrug is magnificent! And I am absolutely loving the pearls, too. Such a great outfit. You look fabulous!
Much, much love, dear Patti
Elegant and feminine outfit Patti, very romantic!
Maxi dresses look so fantastic on you! Have a great weekend!
Such a great look and your hair is gorgeous! I am looking to replace my “phony pony” its a hairpiece that creates a messy bun. They no longer carry it where I bought mine in the past. do you have a tip where I can find one?
I shop quite a bit at Headcovers.com and Paula Young; they have good prices and service. xo
That topper is quite lovely, Patti!!
And your wig is incredible….I would never know it wasn’t real. Is it real hair??
thanks Jodie – no, it’s synthetic and very soft, and holds the curls through washings. xo
You have a great view! Your outfit is so romantic. The velvet cover-up is perfect when it gets chilly in the evening.
A timeless look, so romantic!
You are blessed indeed with a view of the sea!
Gorgeous vintage dress, looks fresh and on point, like it is this seasons! Also love the velvet shrug! I am sorry about your hair loss. I do think it will come back in too. Trauma can do so many bad things to a body… take good care, sending healing thoughts, and admiring too the view!
How is it that pearls always make everything elegant and classic – fabulous as always. Hope you and the hubby enjoyed your dinner.
Like the feel of your outfit, Patti, very stylish and effortless look
These colors are so pretty on you Patti! Love these ease of a great dress, comfortable and chic!
beautiful dress Patti. So elegant! Have a great week xx
Patti, your velvet shrug and chunky pearls give the vintage dress a modern makeover that is fresh and fun. This is a wonderful combination and you are looking fabulous. Thank you for the link up and I hope that you have a wonderful week to come.
What a lovely dress!
Thanks for the link up, Patti. Have a great week!
I LOVE a versatile maxi dress like that! I’m on the hunt for the right one with long sleeves (for my weather) but I’ve not found the right one yet. xx