Fashion Lifestyle

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September 10, 2018

Who doesn’t like a new outfit now and then?

This year I have done well and purged my wardrobe.

I was able to give my beautiful, barely worn, good quality business clothing and suiting away to good homes.

My life is quite different now, as I’ve moved out of a professional sphere and into a more relaxed environment and the reality is that I just don’t need as many clothes … or do I?

Need …… Want ….

Enter this little black dress with pale pink polkadots:

This is a sweet little wrap dress with a frill all around the hem which I teamed with neutral tights and booties with little buckles on them. The dress I picked up at @targetstyle for only $7.50, it having been massively reduced.

I like the hi-Lo hem and the fact that this dress is cross-seasonal and can be worn all year round, just add or take away tights, jackets, coats, scarves, booties or sandals!

It’s a good fit and an easy-care fabric with a classic print, so what’s not to like?

I wore this out to do some shopping and have lunch with a former colleague and felt comfortable and stylish – we are in Spring here in Australia but it was a bit chilly so the tights and scarf were great and I threw on the little denim jacket shown below when I was outside.

Speaking of casual, everyday wear, this outfit fits the bill for ease and accessibility:

Now, at this point I want to say that this post is NOT sponsored by @targetstyle but once again this outfit was too good to pass up as I looked for some spring inspiration.

These paper-bag linen blend pants in navy may not be for everyone but I love their comfort factor and softness.

A t-shirt with pale pink, navy and cream stripes on the front and a cream back was tucked into the pants with a cute denim jacket around the shoulders.

I am finding this range of clothing a particularly good fit – it is the Danni Minogue, Petites Collection – so that the pants are not too long and the jacket hits at the right spot on the hip/waist. Surprisingly, the whole outfit was reasonably priced.

I wore these low-heeled t-bar neutral heels but these pants are fine with booties as can be seen:

I’ve paired the navy pants with navy booties and a navy and burgundy vertical stripe top picked up for only $10 in a little pop-up shop – I like it with the navy jacket but think I prefer the burgundy in this case.

So you can see the versatility of my purchases and how I’ve styled them in order to get the most out of them.

Sometimes we just feel like we want to treat ourselves with a little something, something and it doesn’t always have to break the bank but can be fun and satisfying.

Thank you for dropping into my little corner of the web and let me know how you feel about what’s been discussed here or whatever in the comments below, or like or follow my posts for more of the same, or even different!

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ™

  • Jonathan Caswell
    October 6, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    “Honey—you do well for the money!”

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 6, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      I can’t complain!! If I did no one would listen anyway!!πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Nika
    January 26, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    The shoes Rock, too!

    • donnadoesdresses
      January 26, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you – our winters are very mild here but I do like to wear booties as I think they’re cute and they’re comfortable but the t-bar shoes are so sweet. They’re actually designed by a cobbler in Wollongong who sends them to be manufactured in Vietnam and he has beautiful shoes and they’re perfect for my feet because they’re narrow! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™


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