Linking to Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday
Another favourite Jaeger Summer dress, here last year. It’s navy cotton with black silk bands in the skirt, machine washable and so easy to wear. I went to my kids end of year music concert so needed a tote (Longchamp) for gifts and cameras. The tote is called Roseau that I’ve had for many years now and it’s still going strong. I did think to buy one of those nylon totes (Le Pliage) but as time goes on, feel the need less and less, besides I’ve never been one for fabric bags of any kind. Oh dear, the leg o’ mutton arms make their appearance 🙂 The dress is cut very well and is truly petite friendly, it’s just my broad shoulders that make the armpits show in a not very nice way – I shouldn’t be bothered about it, I know! Sorry about the face, it’s hard to smile at a camera perched precariously on a card board box stood on its end on the garden table. My kids announced they were too exhausted from the concert to photograph me and collapsed in a heap on the sofa. They should try working their way to the front row of said concert (and every other one past and future), sitting down as neatly as possible with tote tucked behind legs on the floor, camera on lap, Sonycam discreetly in hand without disturbing the view of those unfortunate souls behind. What, I should get a Samsung Galaxy thingy? I’m old school, if you hadn’t noticed 🙂We went straight to lunch afterwards and all I had to do was change to my black vintage Céline box shoulder bag, here and here, and Sam Edelman’s black/white low heel sling backs.
Two different brands, vintage from about the same time and quite similar, no? The Hermés cuff is more like a bangle. I wanted goldtone hardware since I’ve mostly silvertone now. I am wild about these shoes! Not only are they a comfortable height, I adore the pattern which makes them so versatile. The only thing missing from the dress are side pockets. It really is a treasure of a dress because it gives me a waistline without any bulkiness and the skirt keeps on the good side of youthful for someone my age 🙂 Did I mention how comfortable it is? Now, excuse me while I try to do something about the bingo wings!
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