I have posted 4 outfits in the Picture Perfect Challenge threads last week so here is the remainder of the week:
pic 1 - wore to work on Friday because I was feeling quite casual that day. I really like this charcoal relaxed sheath dress I thrifted 2 summers ago but there are 2 things which make it less perfect for me. It is too short to wear with tights to work so I always have to pair it with leggings or leans. Secondly the armholes are a bit too high which is not very comfortable when I wear this dress over a shirt. Also it begins to look a bit tired and past its prime so I think I am ready to retire it. I think I got a great CPW from $5 dress; however I like the style so much that I am thinking to ask my mom to recreate it with a longer length and lower armholes.
This weekend we made a trip to Niagara region and met there with our friends from Toronto for some wine tasting, night waterfall watching, a theater performance and a general catching up on things. We could not wish for a better weather for this weekend and had a great time. I also used this as an opportunity for some dressing up :-)
pic 2 - red jeans and pattern mix. This black tunic shirt is not very comfortable to layer under anything with sleeves as it has 3/4 sleeves. I used safety pins to keep them in place :-)
pic 3 - wore my polka dot dress to the theater. Isn't it funny how my hubby and I picked matching white and black polka dot outfits - completely unintentional I must say: I have not seen what he packed for himself. Even the color of our shoes matched - isn't it funny?
I also got a couple of things in a little shop there: this black and white striped clutch in pic 3. I didn't have a small bag for going out - my all bags are practical -and was not really looking for one but this bag caught my eye in the store. I liked the shape and the pattern and the fact that it is a glossy patent - in other words it spoke to me in the store which bags don't do too often. I bought it, moved my keys, lipstick and credit card into it from my practical cross body bag I was wearing at the moment, made a quick trip to my car to drop off my old bag and used this new one for the rest of the day - because I am on a Team Wear and also because it was so much fun against this dress! I also bought these earrings (pic 4) - again not practical at all because I won't wear them to work (too long!) and I don't have too many dressy occasions for them - but who cares? I guess I was not in a practical mood that day!:-) As you can see I wore them right away too because that was one of those rare occasions and I could not miss it :-)
It was interesting to see some trendy pattern mixing in the theater crowd. This older gentleman surely won a prize - look at the stripe and polka dot mix: fun!