I went out for breakfast with the Monday morning gals in Bicton at a lovely new cafe this morning so wanted to go for something smartish in my apparel.
I started planning this outfit with my beautiful Italian sandals bought on super special from Zomp last year. The sandals are bright turquoise with a gorgeous crackled effect on the (chunky!) heels in chocolate and cream, thus determining the colour scheme for the day.
I made this dress at the beginning of the year to be a useful little basic dress but I ended up rarely wearing it as it felt a bit boring. However I tried it on with this ruffle hemmed petticoat during my wardrobe clean-out and it suddenly looked quite stylish I thought! The pattern is Burda 8071, view B, a good basic sundress pattern that uses very little fabric. I've made probably four or five dresses out of it over the past few years. The fabric I used for this one is cream broderie anglaise cheesecloth. Having worn it today quite successfully and comfortably I'll definitely put it to better use than its had up til now and just learn to add to it so its not so plain!
Today I flew totally out of my comfort zone and changed my earrings (gasp!) I do this very rarely! Decided that I really need to accessorize a bit more, as when you look at the pictures in fashion mags its often the jewellery and other little details that can make or break an outfit. I also needed to pick up the turquoise colour of the sandals somewhere else in my ensemble. Hence, out came this lovely silver and turquoise jewellery I bought from Navajo jewellers in New Mexico.
Cardigan; Alannah Hill
Sandals; lasoffittadi Gilde, from Zomp
Jewellery; made by Navajo jewellers, New Mexico