WIW: Saturday & Out Takes:)

Hi lovely Ladies,

Grocery shopping, errands and lunch with my boys today. Warm day so tried out this abstract print dress (first wear) with my bone, white and black wedge sandals and collarless denim jacket.

I felt really comfortable in this, but looking at the photo wonder if it's not a bit frumpy looking.

Your honest feedback much appreciated.

And pics 2 and 3 are to demonstrate just how "challenging" it can be trying to get outfit photos in my house:). It seems I live with two comedians! (DH & DS) Anyone else have family members hijacking your pics??

Thanks for looking and hope you are all having a lovely weekend.


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  • Asingh replied 11 years ago

    Deborah, what a cute outfit. And such fun photos. :)

  • Mona replied 11 years ago

    Your dress is really nice. I am not crazy about the collarless jacket though. May be my eye is not used to this style.

    Your kids are too funny. Hope you had a fun filled day with them.

  • missvee replied 11 years ago

    I think the outfit is great, not at all frumpy. If you wanted to add something a bit unexpected you could switch the belt to a colour like red, citron, or hot pink.
    Love the supporting cast!

  • lyn67 replied 11 years ago

    Wow, great sandals, Deb, and cute Boys(the older is DH, isn't it?:-)).
    Love the dress (new purchase?)with the collarless jacket! Spot on a shinny day! Oh, by us is a cold, rainy and dark one:-((.

  • Joy replied 11 years ago

    Deborah, your couldn't ever look frumpy with your great bob and those sandals! Your "distractions" make me smile.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 11 years ago

    Deborah, I find your outfits are usually quite edgy (I know we over use that word) and suspect it just comes naturally to you. I don't think there is anything frumpy or boring about the outfit at all. The patterned dress fits you very well and I think the shoes add the edge. Great outfit.

    I love the comedians. I really enjoy seeing the pics with family members.

  • Angie replied 11 years ago

    Your boys are a scream.

    How fab that you hold your own "chic girly self" in a house full of boys, Debs. You look sensational as always!

  • Beth Ann replied 11 years ago

    I second Dianthus, Deborah, in saying that you may be questioning the lack of an "edge" in this outfit. It reads more modern classic, but I find it very flattering and pleasing -- not frumpy. I think the shoes "kick" it up a notch. If you want more "modern" than classic, you could top the dress with black/white/blush jackets. Of course, you must remember, you were errand running. Everyone else is wearing yoga pants!

    (Oh --- and I have a DD to add to the feminine energy. But since she's 11, two sets of uneven hormones in the house can be it's own challenge!)

  • citygirldc replied 11 years ago

    You look just fine. If you want edge, add a bootie, or accessories like a chunky bracelet, belt or colorful scar (depending on the temperature).

  • Mochi replied 11 years ago

    Shoes are gorgeous.

    I've never seen you anything but beautifully turned out. And your home (from what I can see) matches your clean, modern style! Just lovely.

    LOL for the photobombs.

  • Day Vies replied 11 years ago

    I love how the dress on its own would be pretty dressed up but the jacket (which I love) makes it more casual yet polished. I am sure it's the perfect fit. Your shoe and bag choice perfectly straddles the casual yet polished look you are going for. I love it!

    These photos make me reconsider how I tend to separate my clothes into "dress clothes" and "play clothes". I think my clothes need to play together more often :-D

  • Deborah replied 11 years ago

    Ladies thank you.

    Asingh, I have a heap of these "out takes":)

    Mona, I will try a denim jacket with a collar next time. I find this one comfy because I don't wear collars much.

    Missvee, thanks I opted for the black tie belt without much thought. I think your suggestion of coloured belt would add a little so something.

    Lyn, yes that is my DH (funny man)! And the dress is new. It was on a "last one left" rack and I picked it up for a hefty $5.00. I liked the pattern and the style and thought that at the very least it would be comfy on a very warm non work day. It's a substantial tshirt type fabric and I think I will end up wearing to work too.

    Joy, thank you so much. Looking frumpy or mumsy is my style fear!

    Dianthus, thank you. You hit the nail on the head. I felt this ensemble was a little "ordinary", but reading your comments and looking at it again its not as bad as I was thinking.

    Thank you Angie, there is a lot of testosterone in our house! Sometimes I just go and shut my self in my room and play in my closet to escape it!

    Beth Ann, you Re the voice of wisdom and reason. I was only "running around":). And unfortunately you are on the money about what others where wearing at the supermarket! My blush jacket does look good over this so I think for the office that will be a good combo with perhaps cream sandal booties.

    Citygirldc, love your suggestions..thanks...I'm goi g to play a bit more with the dress.

    Mochi, thank you! And yes my home is very modern classic. I'm a bit of a neat freak and can't handle lots of "things" around the place. Interestingly though, what I am learning here about clothing and putting outfits together is spilling over into my home as well!
    And I have to say how lovely you look in the recent meet up photos. I get the feeling you are not only stylish but a fun gal to be around:)

    Day Vies, thank you. I find my casual and dressy capsules cross over quite a bit. My default is dressy and this gives me a wider variety to work with. The most obvious expression of this wouldn't pairing jeans with a dressy work blouse. I can wear this combo on the weekends or at work and I like having that versatility.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 11 years ago

    Frumpy? Not a chance. This outfit is positively lovely and the shoes are amazing. Your "boys" are hilarious BTW!

  • Kiwichik replied 11 years ago

    Firstly you look far from frumpy - the shoes, the bag, the jacket all fab.

    Secondly am laughing at your comedy duo & yes I have a couple of those in my household too.

  • Raisin replied 11 years ago

    Wow....I can't stop looking at your cupboards!!!! Lol, your kitchen is gorgeous!

    Haha, but back to your question. I don't think your outfit is frumpy. It looks comfy but still styled. And your hair looks great, so very well put together.

  • Jjsloane replied 11 years ago

    I like the look - agree booties would give it another edge. I am totally with you on the difficulty of photos. I was photo-bombed several times this week by DD. Your bombers are hilarious. I'll add mine to my WIW post for the week to show you are not alone!

  • anne replied 11 years ago

    First of all had to log in to say what flattering sandals you are wearing - they have the flatteringness of a low vamp shoe while having a strap that will keep them on! Brilliant!

    Secondly I found the outfit not at all frumpy and definitely attractive and appropriate - yet it is a bit more subdued than you sometimes wear.

    Lastly I liked your outtakes and have them too - mostly my little girls wanting to be in the picture (I usually just crop them out) but sometimes of my back as I madly rush back into position and the timer sets the camera off!

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