Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wearing Two Dresses at Once
Sometimes you discover a favourite dress makes a better coat.
Both the lace, and the riding dress are items I've owned for many, many years-the lace Gunne Sax being my high school graduation dress. Neither get very much wear these days as they are difficult to wear...alone that is. I had the inspired idea to wear the dress as a coat, and suddenly two rarely used pieces of clothing are wearable again. Hooray!
The lace dress had a satin sash originally, but I lost it ages ago. I never liked this dress as it was too sweet for someone like myself, but with a dark belt, black tights and a tunic beneath, it takes on a look better suited to my personality. It did however fit better when I was young, before my shoulders disappeared. Funny how that happens as we age.
Black Riding Dress: Laura Ashley, 80's
White Gunne Sax Dress (Dudes, I am not telling you when I graduated High School) Old
Tunic: Dots, about fifteen years ago
Necklaces: Top-Von Maur, early 2000's, Middle: A gift shop somewhere in Western Mass, about '92
bottom necklace-Thrift world
Belt-came with a dress
Rings-Onyx and silver filigree-mum's, Double cameo-Mum's, all others purchased here and there over the years.
Have a lovely weekend.