WIW : Summer Layers

HI Ladies,

A quick WIW today. Some errands and then a drive to a town about an hour away to look at something DH is interested in:)

27 here today so warm but not too hot so was able to layer a little.. yay! Bought this sleeveless vest/jacket to replace the one you have seen in previous WIW's. The old one was tee shirt fabric and has been great but now has small holes in it (not very stylish lol) so I replaced it with this light weight, quite sheer one which is also much better quality.

Black Dress : Vivienne's (about 15 years old)
Sleeveless Vest : L.LINDA Design
Leggings: Brown Sugar
Sandals : Target
Accessories: Silver rings, white watch, silver bar necklace and silver stud earrings

This is a bit of a go to look for me on those not too hot days. I have rekindled my love affair with full length leggings:)

Thanks for looking and your suggestions for improvement always appreciated.

xxx Deborah

ps. i think I forgot to smile, looking very serious lol

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  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Glad you got a break in the heat (we also got a break in the cold, but cold-snap 2 just started up this afternoon).  You're looking so fabulous.  I have a swingy black dress waiting for next summer that I picked up just because it reminded me of you.  Can't wait to wear it.

  • E replied 9 years ago

    I haven't worn leggings since elementary school, but I'm starting to want to try layering dresses over leggings & trousers after seeing so many beautiful examples here in the forum. I really love this combination on you!

  • Thistle replied 9 years ago

    You look fabulous! Arty and sleek. A true Deborah outfit!

  • Lyn D. replied 9 years ago

    I love your accessories here Deborah!
    This cooler weather is such a relief.

  • MuseumGal replied 9 years ago

    OMG.  So so fab. 

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Ok, this seals it - your new haircut is perfect for your style. This is amazing and your hair integrates perfectly if that makes any sense. Great pose even without the smile!

  • Lantana replied 9 years ago

    I love the balance of skin to fabric here, including at the feet. It lightens the whole outfit.
    High twenties - and the low thirties we are now experiencing - make dressing such a doddle after the roasting forties, dont they?

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    A great signature look for you Deborah. 

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    What Shevia said. :)

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    I am jealous of your warm weather - this look is so breezy and elegant; and what Shevia said :)

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Shevia expressed it well. You look gorgeous! Do you stay cool enough on your hot days in the leggings? What fabric are they?

  • carter replied 9 years ago

    So summer chic! you look great. Love the new sheer vest!

  • rae replied 9 years ago

    Wow, amazing how long the dress has been around. It looks like you could have bought it full price yesterday! Great outfit!

  • Deborah replied 9 years ago

    Thanks all for your very kind comments.

    Lyn D, Lantana & Caro... thank goodness we are getting some respite from the 40 plus days. I was getting ready to go live somewhere else... I had Canada on my radar lol

    Joy the leggings are 90% polyester and 10% elastane and are from a store here called Brown Sugar. To the touch they are smooth and silky and they are opaque and not sheer at all. My other leggings are either ponte or a teeshirt type fabric. The ponte are definitely for winter but these ones (of which I have two pairs) are quite good for all weather. I would say any warmer than 30 and I would be too hot in them. They are also a slightly relaxed fit which I am enjoying as a change.

    Rae this dress was a must have when I first bought it. You know when you just LOVE something. And for that reason it has remained in my closet. I am considering shortening it to knee length tho as I really like wearing it with leggings and I think the proportions might be better that way.

  • Debra replied 9 years ago

    This looks fabulous and very you. Gorgeous layering :)

  • replied 9 years ago

    Great summer Deborah look!

  • anne replied 9 years ago

    It is a great look. I think shortening that dress could make the proportions better, but I am not sure I would have thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it!

  • gryffin replied 9 years ago

    Deborah - another leggings girl saying you look totally awesome. Love your artful, drapy layers - they just float so prettily!! Perfect with the sandals and you silver accessories!! Gorgoeous with your lovely new hair cut! Stunning and perfect as always!!

  • replied 9 years ago

    So unusual, arty and very you. Looks great!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous summer layering Deb - it's soft, arty and edgy all rolled into one. And your hair is just positively STUNNING!

  • JulieJohn replied 9 years ago

    I love the interest of the layers, it gives depth to the all-black affair. Your shoes are always fun, and these are some greats. Edgy pretty.

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