Fashion Lifestyle

Poppy Print and a Red and Pink Dress …

April 5, 2019

Ultimate Flower Power!

I am participating in the linkup with A Pocketful of Polkadots http://www.apocketfulofpolkadots.com/2019/04/navy-floral-sage-green/

I’m a big believer in the fact that colour influences emotions and so when the rain is falling – which we love because it occurs so rarely in Australia – I want to wear a dress that’s going to lift my mood and brighten everyone’s day!

And they call it Poppy Love ..

This dress is a stunner, it’s a hot pink/magenta and red with black at the centre of the poppies.

It’s made from a crushed satin taffetta and washes well by hand.

I like the three quarter sleeves and the longer skirt length which could house a small petticoat…

A Little Bit Here and a Little Bit There …

I’ve worn this stunning dress with pink sandals … but this rainy day called for a closed in shoe and I was feeling in a “red” mood!!

I was also happy to be able to co-ordinate my beautiful pink and black brolly and my pink wicker basket with the outfit!

Adding a pink scarf around the head, chunky black floral necklace and red sunglasses completed the look!

The Significance of the Poppy..

My mother was born in Scotland and her father fought in World War One and she often spoke of the poppies in Flanders that were red after the war from the blood of the fallen soldiers, so the story goes.

Of course, we also wear the poppy on our lapel at Remembrance Day on the 11th November every year.

Gratitude for the peace that we have in Australia and thank you to those who have fought for the wonderful life we have in this country.

Getting it Right from the Inside Out!

I’m a matchy matchy person so I wanted my underthings to match my beautiful dress and wore my red bodysuit.

I find this type of lingerie convenient, comfortable and sensuous, keeping me in touch with my inner goddess.

I was so afraid I would lose my femininity when I found the breast cancer last year so I make sure never to take it for granted any more!!

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for popping into my little corner of the web,

Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • mahmood56
    April 6, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Hi..Donna… This post very wonderful… Dress and all hot..nice.
    But lingerie with you also red colour you are stunning…your lingerie very attractive.. No forget you are pretty and remarkable …you have sex appeal..

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 6, 2019 at 7:11 am

      Thank you, Mahmoud!! I like to think I still have a bit of sex appeal!! I like this underwear to match the outerwear somewhat!! Have a great weekend!! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • indianeskitchen
    April 6, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Love the redress with the umbrella! Very pretty!

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 6, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you, Diane!! I hope you are well!! Have a great weekend! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • tom
    April 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    California Poppies a distant second

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 6, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      I think that’s a good thing? Thank you, dear Tom!! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Humanity Lives On
    April 7, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    The colorful visual that you had spinning around my mind through this read wad very unique and one that I loved. You have a gift, enjoyed reading through your writing. – Cezane

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 7, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments – and yes I like to incorporate visuals in my writing … and I’m glad you enjoyed it! Have a great week! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Vanity And Me Style
    April 7, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    I love the dress but I Love, Love the umbrella! I would love to walk around London with that! xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Hehehe!! It was a beautiful gift from a friend. Yes you would probably get more use out of it than I do – it’s a big thing when we get rain!! Thank you for your kind comment and stopping by, Laurie, and have a great week!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • olsen
    April 8, 2019 at 4:00 am

    very beautiful

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 8, 2019 at 4:18 am

      Thank you for your kind comment!! I love the bright, uplifting colours! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • tinakmeyer
    April 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    That dress looks like it has an interesting texture. Is it soft and light?

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm

      Yes!! The fabric is a light weight crinkled satin taffeta!! It’s very lovely in real life – a real head turner!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

      • tinakmeyer
        April 17, 2019 at 9:59 pm

        It’s absolutely beautiful

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