Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Dress for Any Season



I've done shockingly little (for me, anyway) shopping in recent months, mainly because of the consecutive large expenses of throwing a big wedding party and then buying a house. Moreover, because I'm much busier at work I have a lot less time to poke around on the internet and inevitably find pretty things to buy. This is undoubtedly a good thing; at my previous job I often felt that I shopped mainly out of boredom, and waiting for a package to arrive was pretty much the only thing I looked forward to there.

This dress is one of the only items of clothing I've purchased since May or June. The pattern in particular really appealed to me, because it can work for any season depending on what I pair it with. Pinks and soft greens would make it great for spring and summer, while jewel tones or burgundy will work for fall and winter. For this outfit I added the mustard yellow cardigan and burgundy socks to give it a fall look, but left my legs bare because the weather is still pretty warm.


Dress: eShakti
Cardigan: Anthropologie
Belt: a gift from Mom
Boots: Bata
Bracelet: Leslie Danzis

11 comments:

readinginskirts said...

I've been seeing a lot of ladies working the mustard yellow lately, but you may have pushed me over the edge here. Piared with that dress, it's just quintessential fall all over.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The saffron color looks great on you...I think we are all having to be more creative with our current closets and our shopping! You do really well with your creativity!

Rebecca said...

That dress does look versatile, and I like it with the mustard cardigan.

Megan Mae said...

That dress is beautiful. The print is very transitional, which can be very challenging with prints. I also think the fit is gorgeous. Yellow has really made a comeback! I'm glad because it gets such a bad rep.

Sal said...

Stellar. And that is a truly lovely print.

Patti said...

Fabulous dress and the total look is so smart. I'm so happy you're loving your new work - it's so much better that way : >

Megan said...

Great dress! They had stopped shipping to Canada for a while so I haven't been on their site in a while. I'm inspired to go take a look again.

tinyjunco said...

ah, i was noticing that same dress on eShak - it's really beautiful on you! i love the way the mustard sparks off the dusty mauve.

hope you are doing great! stay warm, steph

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

That really is a dress for all seasons.

Sheila said...

What a pretty dress - love it with the mustard. Great to see you again, Audi!

Katha Strophe said...

That's a fantastic print on the dress - I love how you paired it with this mustard cardigan, great outfit!