A dress is so easy! I am mostly a separates kind of woman. My closet holds only a couple of dresses, but here is a new (to me) one that I like. I bought it at a wonderful consignment store just around the corner, Cottage Rose. It is filled with pretty clothing, jewelry, housewares, china and more. I have consigned some of my own “treasures” there.
This Max and Cleo dress was on sale for less than $10, and it’s one of “my” colors, a saturated purple. I often find an under-bust tie a little young for me, but this one is OK to my eye. So easy to get dressed today – I just layered some necklaces (thank you, Debbi from She Accessorizes Well for inspiration), and a new peacock cuff from Forever 21. The shoes are new too, Anne Kleins that I picked up at Macy’s at one of their super-sales.
|Some days a dress just says it all|
|Two necklaces that look like more?
The lower one was a gift from Lise at Southern Comfort
|I love my new peacock from Forever21 – under $9!
I’m linking it to Visual FBFF at Ashley Getting Dressed
I’m linking up to Thursdays are for Thrifting over at Spunky Chateau. Go have a look at the thrifty finds, if you have a moment.
Do you wear dresses, a little or a lot?
I live in dresses. My cupboard is overflowing with them. I totally agree with you – a good dress can carry your whole outfit, it can be all you need. Having said that – I do love the peacock cuff!
simple but chic. I love the forever 21 peacock cuff, so pretty.
I hardly ever wear dresses. I think I've worn them four times over the past year, and three of those times were for weddings!
the dress is a beautiful color and drape…I'm making a note to self to spend more time in consignment stores if you're finding prices like that.
Thanks so much for linking up!
I'll usually wear a dress at least once a week.
A few years ago I would not have been caught dead wearing a dress, now I find myself reaching out for them more and more. I think it has a lot to do about how simple it is….
I am totally loving that gorgeous peacock cuff! Well done 🙂
Dresses are a must for me. Especially during Summer in San Diego. I have roughly 30 dresses and I wear them all, lol.
That dress is adorable, and the color is great on you. I can see why it's one of "your colors". Very nice. The peacock bracelet (cuff?) is too cute for words.
That color is FABULOUS on you, my dear!
I can see why you like that color, it looks lovely on you. The peacock cuff is perfect.
I am always on the lookout for dresses. I have some fit issues so some styles never make it into the dressing room. They eliminate the issue of finding a top and bottom that can be worn together at 7:30 a.m.
One of my immediate managers is plus-sized but has a well proportioned figure and a closet full of great looking dresses to show it off. That kind of sets the dressed-up quotient in the office and I like to keep with it in my own dresses.
We're in an overly air conditioned area, what kind of jacket do you wear with your outfit?
I love the colour of the dress – I do know what you mean about empire line busts – they can be a bit baby doll – this however is a lovely style on you. Love the peacock cuff too. Both bargains!
That is a really cute dress & what a great price too! I agree, your peacock is adorable. I might just have to scour Forever 21 for one of those!!!
That color is indeed quite lovely on you. And love the peacock!
Patti — you look great in this (and it's a great picture!). Love everything about it — the color and the accessories. Really like that peacock cuff and especially the shoes. I know what you mean about the under bust ties … But maybe the sleeves, which I really like, makes the under bust work?
This is my absolute favorite color…PURPLE! IT looks beautiful on you!! I also have a favorite resale shop around the corner…isn't that fun!? Mine doesn't have dishes though and that is probably good or I might bring them home with me!! Empire waist is NOT too young….good for any age I think!
Patti, I ADORE dresses and this one is just gorgeous on you! You're right, that is definitely your color! Hope to see you in more dresses…I'm thinking you may be a convert! Hugs! ~Serene
That dress looks adorable on you! The colour is great but the waist is a nice level and the sleeve details are cute! I'm in love with your cuff too! Very nice touch! And you could really change this up with a wide belt instead of the tie….. two dresses for the price of (less than) one!
I personally love dresses because it's over the head and I'm out the door! So lazy and look like I've put in more effort than I have! LOL
That dress is super cute and that peacock dress is gorgeous!
Your dress is just perfect with all the accessories! I love that peacock bracelet. I have always been fascinated with the colors in peacock feathers.
The purple color is beautiful on you.
As you know, I don't do much in the way of dresses. I would like to, but the shape of most dresses is just not right for me. I see so many that I would love to be able to wear–just need them to fit right.
Patti~Love that purple dress on you! And I dont think an empire waist is too young at all!
I've gotten lucky this year with dresses! And yes, they are simple to dress!