Dress, Maggy London (thrifted); cardigan, J. Crew Factory; shoes, J.Crew; bag, Rebecca Minkoff
Dress, Maggy London (thrifted); cardigan, J. Crew Factory; shoes, J.Crew; bag, Rebecca Minkoff

Nothing new to see here today, folks. I mean that quite literally … although, of course, all these old pieces are re-mixed in a new and exciting way, for your viewing pleasure. Hah! Winking and nudging aside, let’s talk outfit. This dress is an odd duck, in that it’s not a dress I should love — too, too much going on with the colours, and the florals, and the lace, oof — but I’m oddly attached to it.

For some reason, I decided to add to its too-muchness by pairing with yet another print in the form of this woven leather Rebecca Minkoff bag. Why? Who knows. I do know that it’s the roomiest non-tote bag I own; awfully handy for the office.

And that leaves the shoes, which are those very versatile dusty purple pumps I’ve worn a half dozen times already. I keep stalking J. Crew to see if I can find another good sale again, and snap them up in other colours. No dice yet, but I can be patient when a good pair of shoes is at stake.

big bag, don't care
big bag, don’t care
black & florals
black & florals

6 Comments on Orchid Power

  1. I love that dress! n I agree that it seems very busy, but somehow it works! Love the shoes too, but they are sadly too high for me. 🙁

  2. I like the mix of patterns – the masculine bag pattern provides a nice contrast to the very feminine dress. And the shoes are great!

    • Ooh, I didn’t even think about that but you’re right. I guess I’m on top of my pattern mixing even when I don’t realize it, LOL!