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Stripes for Saturday Dressing!!

March 23, 2019

Striping me Lucky!!

I have always loved classic prints.

Spots, animal print, florals and of course stripes.

I’ve certainly earned my stripes with this simple little dress.

It fits like a glove…

Sizing It Up:

I bought this up a size because I really didn’t want it to be squeezie … even though I prefer fitted clothing to loose stuff.

I find that fitted clothing keeps me honest – food wise!!

Not being a fan of dieting but liking to keep a certain shape means that when something feels a little tight then it’s time to stop eating lol!

That being said, I am no spring chicken, so felt good that I sized up to give myself some “grace” shall we say?

To Stripe or not to Stripe, that is the Question!!

There’s a lot said here and there about stripes and the effect they have on our figure.

I have to say with this dress having different sized stripes and different coloured stripes, it works in my figure’s favour!

Covering It Up!

Now I know I’m always banging on about the sun in Australia and the depleted ozone layer but it is a real problem for we gingers who burn in five minutes flat here!

We went to Europe a couple of years ago and I didn’t have a hat while we were on a bus ride around Paris at the end of summer and I was so worried that I would be burnt to a crisp – but yet nothing!!

If that was here I would’ve been verging on third degree burns!!

Thus, even when it is hot, like it was today where I had to go out and vote and do a couple of other things, I prefer to cover up – plus I just think it looks nice and classy and finished!

This little blouse was perfect for a light cover up for the brief amount of time I was exposed to the beating sun …

Little Added Extras

I added these angel wing earrings that I bought in Hobart a couple of years ago – they’re handmade from metal and are solid and gorgeous and I love that they match the green in the dress.

I also added a green ocean glass necklace from out of Eden …

And a wrist full of bracelets, black satin ribbon to hold my hair back, white sandals and black sunnies!!

I was excited to add this beautiful embroidered cross-body bag gifted to me by the delightful Eva from Eva Ladies Boutique in Melbourne.

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web!!

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • mahmood56
    March 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Very beautiful dress..wonderful design.. Your look same Princess.. Sure Donna.. Good luck.

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 24, 2019 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you, Mahmoud!! You always write such positive comments!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • olsen
    March 26, 2019 at 4:19 am

    great look

    • donnadoesdresses
      March 26, 2019 at 6:27 am

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!! Enjoy the rest of your week!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • mireilleftm
    April 1, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    What a fun dressed! You look wonderful in it! and such good idea with the light shirt to protect yourself from the sun!
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    • donnadoesdresses
      April 1, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment!! I may be able to wear it into winter here with booties and a denim jacket… Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • indianeskitchen
    April 10, 2019 at 4:33 am

    That is very pretty but stripes that way do not do me justice! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 10, 2019 at 4:35 am

      I hear you, Diane!! The horizontal stripe can be your friend if it is of variable sizes as you see it here. But I’m sure you know what you’re most comfortable with! Thank you for your kind comment and enjoy the rest of your week!! Donna πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

  • Jonathan Caswell
    July 8, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    yipes—stripes!

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