Hilariously I started out this morning dressing with a view to wearing my suit jacket I've been talking about. But it didn't look as good over this dress as well as I'd envisioned in my head, and a few discarded variations later and with time running out before I had to be somewhere else I settled on this outfit; without the jacket! Nuts! I'll have to put a bit more thought into an outfit next time, perhaps when I've got more time. Been a bit hectically busy this morning (as obvious from my weird facial expression here, sorry).
This dress is a favourite from last winter, made using Burda 7897 and out of some lovely fabric that is a mix of bamboo and cotton. This pattern is now discontinued, and I'm not surprised. The bodice is ... funny. I should have got a clue when the photograph on the pattern envelope depicts the model with her arm folded firmly in front of her chest, I suspect now to disguise the ... funny ... bodice. Actually I love this dress, in spite of the bodice. It's nice and warm (because I lined it fully) and I love it's dark olive green/grey colour. It's a smudgy muddy colour that goes well with so many brights and other winter shades. I always wear it with something over the front though, hiding that "funny" bodice...
I also made the skinny self fabric belt using a buckle I picked up in an op shop.
I totally love these Metalicus tights (and am so glad I got them before the self-imposed Wardrobe Refashion shutdown on shopping!) I've worn the navy ones a few times and this is the first time this winter I've worn these mossy olive green ones. Love! Actually I've been playing with the idea of making my own tights... got some fabric and I'll keep you posted...
Today's random picture below, I think this little fellow thought I might feed him, he came right up beside me!
Dress; Burda 7897, olive green bamboo/cotton
Scarf; Alta Linea, a gift
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough