WIW: wildcard goes to work

With your help in styling this wildcard dress, I am off to work in it today!

I was a little doubtful whether I'd get to wear the dress this season, because we don't often get enough warm days for something light and breezy. But lo and behold, the weather promises us an 80 degree day today.

The outfit:
Floral print linen dress (made by me); white cardigan (Nic & Zoe); metallic cut-out peep-toe booties (Paul Green, Tacey).

Thanks for helping me with my original post on this dress, and thanks for looking today! Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

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  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    I must have missed the original post, but what a fantastic dress!  Love how you have styled it here. 

  • Laura replied 6 years ago

    I must have missed the original post too but that combination looks really cute! I love the colours and patterns of that dress with cardigan.

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    I love the dress!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago


    A perfect Seattle day to wear this outfit. xo

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    So pretty! I love how the booties give it a modern vibe. I am constantly amazed at your sewing skills.

  • Urbanfae replied 6 years ago

    Your mad sewing skills amaze me! You look fab. Very breezy summer and fun.

  • fieldmouse replied 6 years ago

    Great outfit! The raised collar really suits your face and hair, and adds a kind of regal air to the outfit :)

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    What a stunning dress! Love the colors on it so much. I also adore tha pairing with those stunning shoes.

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    Those booties are perfect with your dress. And the face-framing collar style is so pretty, but still looks airy and summery.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    There's something about this outfit - it's like a space-age take on the Renaissance. I really like it.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone!

    I wore the collar this way, after your guidance on my other post, and I'm liking it. If I make this dress again, I'd like to try putting wire in the collar. I have a dress with that detail and I really like it. Rachylou, you are a hoot, as always, with your insights: space-age and Renaissance! Fieldmouse, I wouldn't have thought of regal, either, but I kind of see it--probably in the collar, but maybe also in the shape of the dress.

  • replied 6 years ago

    So very pretty. And my eye was drawn up right away to that face framing ruffle around the collar. That works so beautifully with your hair.  I am in awe , again, still, of your dressmaking skills. If you lived closer, you'd have a client.  The peep toe boots are great with it too...

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    Wow that is such a gorgeous outfit on you! I love the romantic vibe of the florals yet somehow, there's a bit of an avant-garde element to it (maybe avant-garde isn't the right word?). Regardless, the outfit is so unique and despite it being a wildcard, it's still very you!

  • Sal replied 6 years ago

    I love it.  You do suit the colours too although I think I mostly see you in darker more muted tones.
    I love the booties with it, they provide a modern edge.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful dress on you Firecracker! And the way you have styled it here is fantastic!

  • sparks replied 6 years ago

    Wow. I actually think this is the best outfit I've ever seen you in (sorry that sounds stalkerish). Great styling and fab dress!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Looks good - I love those booties every time you wear them!

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Kiwigal, yes, I usually wear more muted colors or lower contrast print. It's the white background that I think gives this dress the brightness that is so different for me. Someone suggested trying to overdye it if I tire of the whiteness. An intriguing idea!
    MsKatieKat, I do think the shape is avant-garde or arty. That's a lot of what drew me to the design.
    sparks, thank you! I don't feel stalked. ;)

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