WIW : Grey Day

Hi Ladies,

Happy Weekend to you all.   It never seems to stop around here!!  My MIL is in hospital and not doing too well.  We are visiting daily and and juggling that with work and school holidays:)  If you have a moment, prayers and kind thoughts for my MIL would be so appreciated :)

Very little time for photos this week, but I have made the effort this morning :)  This is a new dress from Cotton On.  I bought two!! This one in grey and the same in black.  They are fab dresses.  Comfy, easy to wear.  Wear on their own or layer over them.  

Elle was keen to know a little more, so... fabric is soft and quality is 'good'. It's more the top end of the quality spectrum available at Cotton On.  Easy to wear, I have a slinky jersey slip dress on under for warmth and so the dress remains draped smoothly.  Quite transeasonal.  Jacket or topper of some sort and boots now but in Spring it will work with lighter shoe and just scrunch the sleeves.  For $30 I think it's good value.  I am expecting it it will wash up just fine in the machine based on previous Cotton On purchases in this fabric.

I took three pics. One just worn as is and two with an orphan knit vest I haven't known what to do with - I think may have at least one thing to wear with it know :)

Thanks for looking.  Feedback always appreciated.

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  • replied 6 years ago

    Best wishes to your MIL. You look nice.

  • Jane replied 6 years ago

    That is a great dress - it looks super on you and also with your no longer orphaned vest. Lovely colours, beautifully stylish as ever Deborah. Wow! that is a good price too. 

    Thinking of you and your family, MIL especially. 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Deborah, I'm so sorry about your MIL. It seems your hands are so full now -- what a year you have had. 

    You look amazing in the dramatic vest with the grey dress. 

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Great dress - want one myself, and will have to look this up now.  Praying right now for you and  your MIL.  My FIL is also starting to fail (though still at the beginning of this road, so it'll be a few years before we're where you are) it's not an easy road.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    The dress is fabulous on you and wonderful that it can transcend seasons. I like the vest best in #3.

  • Brooklyn replied 6 years ago

    Great find Deb. The dress is very stylish and very you. Love it with the vest. Best wishes to you and your MIL.

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    I love this soooo much. Texturally rich, fantastic architecture.

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    I am sorry to hear about your MIL Deborah.
    I do like the new dress, especially with the vest to break-up the longer length.
    We actually had some sun here today- what a difference a little Winter Sun makes, seems like you need it more there though at the moment with your extra stress. I do hope your MIL improves- I am sure your extra care and prayers will help.

  • chirico (Chiara) replied 6 years ago

    Love your dress with and without the vest. Grey is really your friend.
    Sorry about your MIL. Prayers for her.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Sorry to hear about your MIL. My thoughts are with her and you and the rest of your family too.

    Deb, you look lovely as usual. That's a great shade of grey for you. Aren't the draped sides fab? I like the vest too. Glad you rescued an orphan.

  • dakotacheryl replied 6 years ago

    My prayers are with you and your MIL.

    Love that funky dress, and the necklace you chose is perfection...the wooly vest is a great topper, as I find dresses like this so hard to top with a warmer layer.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Sorry to hear about MIL, and sending healing thoughts, Deb. Hang in there. 

  • replied 6 years ago

    Cannot offer prayers, but can offer my best thoughts and hopes that she recovers . Interesting dress! It almost has a harem pant look to the hem.  

  • Angela K replied 6 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your MIL, as Amiable mentioned this is such a difficult road to travel. Illness and aging in the family is especially hard particularly when it is a parent. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your hubby.
    The dress is so fabulous on you and while being both arty and edgy is like comfort food for the body. I find that when I am stressed, I totally want soft, drapey and comfortable fabrics around me. With this dress you have the best of both worlds.

    So you know if this is available in the US?

  • Elle replied 6 years ago

    I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL.  I've been through something similar with my father and it is incredibly difficult for the entire family.  

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give information about your dress.  It looks fabulous on you - an amazing combination of comfort and elegance.   I'm planning on copying as soon as it shows up on the US site.  I only hope I can carry it off as well as you do.

     (Angela K - it is not available in the US yet  -probably because the fall stuff isn't in).

  • Andrea H replied 6 years ago

    Love the dress with and without the vest. Good thoughts to your MIL and family!

  • Deborah replied 6 years ago

    Sorry to take so long to get back here. Thank you for the dress love, I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love it and it's sure to become a work horse, along with the black version. And thank you for your thoughts. My MIL is stable but we are not seeing any improvement. We are spending as much time with her as we can:).

  • Bijou replied 6 years ago

    Sorry to hear your news about your MIL - I will keep her in my prayers. I really love this shade of grey on you, you look beautiful and also very comfortable which is so important when you are dealing with difficult times. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    sorry to hear about your MIL….sending positive thought and prayers your way….

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