WIW : Summer's Last Hurrah

Hi Ladies,

Had some good news today.  My referees have received calls from my prospective new employer, meaning that at the very least I have made the short list!  Doing my best not to get ahead of myself and trusting for a positive outcome.

Despite being Autumn, Summer is having it's last hurrah.  Hot and windy today [wonderful allergy/hay fever weather:)] so an opportunity for what might be the last outing for this dress until next Spring/Summer.

The dress is a very nice weight and the fabric gathers into three soft pleats under the left arm creating a lovely subtle drape to one side and a gentle asymmetric hemline.  It's also a very versatile dress.  I have worn this to work, to a funeral and could easily dress it 'up' for an evening.

The dress creates a nice long line and I opted for my neutral sandals today to continue the leg line, hopefully creating a nice long look in general.

Thanks for looking and your thoughts suggestions much valued.

xxx Deborah

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  • Ruth M replied 9 years ago

    Deborah, I'm not sure I've seen you wear this almost A-line silhouette before, with the wider hemline. I think you look WONDERFUL in it, and as you say, it would be easy to dress up/dress down - truly a versatile item.

    (I've been hectically busy lately and hardly on the forum, so hadn't seen your interview updates until now. This sounds really positive :)  Keeping fingers crossed tightly for you.)

  • Summer replied 9 years ago

    This is a lovely dress, Deborah, and I can see its potential for versatility.  I'm glad that you are getting at least one more wearing from it before Autumn sets in.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you regarding the new job.  Good luck.

  • Astrid replied 9 years ago

    I think you look fantastic! Love the dress on you.

  • lyn67 replied 9 years ago

    Fingers crossed for you! Love the dress, YLF and effortless chic:-)

  • gryffin replied 9 years ago

    Deborah - is there anything better than a great shift dress?  Really lovely with the details.  I have two in the wings if the weather here ever warms up!!  Perfect with the sandals.  Simple and elegant!!

  • Windchime replied 9 years ago

    This silhouette looks wonderful on you! I really like this necklace with the dress, too.

    Sounds encouraging about the job...

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Brilliant news on the job front Deborah - definitely sounds promising. Will keep you in my thoughts :)

    I absolutely adore the elegant simplicity of this outfit. Sometimes less truly is more.

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Good luck with the job! The necklace and the shoes are just the perfect things with this dress.

  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Yes, Elegant is the right word on this dress - and congrats on the good news!  You look completely lovely!

  • viva replied 9 years ago

    Oh, this look is one of my favorites on you. Have I seen it before? I really, really love it with the nude shoes. They elongate your legs gorgeously. So, so beautiful.

    Fingers crossed!!!

  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    Great dress!  I love the nude shoes - perfect finishing touch.

  • jackiec replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous long, lean line. Love the nude sandals, they do a bit of bookending as well as lengthening of the leg. Good luck on the job.... :)

  • Elly replied 9 years ago

    What a great swing dress. I would love to have something similar for summer at work, but don't know how to style something like this while keeping footwear close-toed and close-heeled. Midis can look rough when paired with sensible work footwear.

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    I LOVE the addition of the light bookend footwear. Gorgeous, Debs. 

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    You certainly did keep the long line going with those sandals, Deborah. What a beautiful look--stunning elegance! I love the simple lines of the necklace with the dress, too. Fingers crossed on the job prospect.

  • Sal replied 9 years ago

    Very elegant and graceful.  I would definitely wear this!!  And sounds positive for the interview...one more step in the right direction.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Super elegant and super chic!

  • No Fear of Fashion replied 9 years ago

    That necklace is a great detail on the dress (I presume it is a necklace?)
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you to get the job.

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    Oh that is good news about the job :)  YLF - love the shoes.

  • AM replied 9 years ago

    That's great news on the job front. And as much as I am sad to see your warmer weather looks come to end, I know I will really enjoy your fall/winter creations! This is another fab look.

  • Lyn D. replied 9 years ago

    My fingers are still crossed for you!

  • crutcher replied 9 years ago

    This silhouette fits you perfectly..Why don't you work on a style for fall that will include this dress?...wonderful look...
    Great news re/the job...If you are meant to have it, it's decided...if you are not supposed to have it, this, too, is decided...So you don't need to fret...it's already decided...smile..

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