Sunday, May 6, 2012
Looking deceptively dressy...
... for chucking a ball for the dog in the park, no?
But actually, nothing I am wearing is dressy in my book, so I'm good. This is another example of comfort dressing, like yesterday.
This dress is stretchy-knit so it is muchos easy-wear, but I always feel a tad self-conscious when I wear it because it is real figure-hugging. Sorta on the va va voom side, y'know ;)
So, I do feel a tonne more comfortable and less self-conscious wearing this dress when I have a big coat over the top, like my good ol' trench coat here. And can I say, this trench coat has been such a goodie?? I love it utterly. It was my good coat when I first made it, but when I made another one, I started to treat this one as some old throw-on thing, to be worn whenever without thought to consequences, didn't care what happened to it. When it gets dirty, I toss it in the washing machine on an ordinary cycle. Well, I figure, the materials are all 100% cotton, so how awful could that be? Still, the first time I tried this I held my breath, anxious about its fate. Anticipating a brow-beating, "what have I doooone??!" moment. Which did not come. My trench coat emerged from the washing machine in perfect nick, which earned it double gold stars and a place in my "have-forever" pieces.
The shoes probably make my outfit look dressy; but these clogs have a stacked heel all the way along so they don't feel quite as high as they look when you are wearing them. And they are an excellent choice for when walking through wet grass and you don't want your tootsies to get wet.
Honest disclosure; for most of the day I was slouching about with my feet cosily ensconced in uggies, so yeah :)
Dress; Burda 8071 modified, stretch knit skirt and linen bodice, details here
Trench coat; Burda 7786 modified to be double breasted, beige cotton, plaid cotton lining, details here
Shoes; Perrini, had for donkey's years
Picture taken around 11am; Temperature at the time 20C.
Overnight low: 15C; Today's high: 21C
Mostly fine and cloudy, patches of sun.