Keeping It Simple!
I had to get going in a hurry the other day so decided my best option was to keep it simple with an old, comfortable black dress and a ponytail.
Nothing earth-shattering, I know!!
Alas!! Even though I was feeling tired, still swollen and generally blah because I had to go to yet another Doctor’s appointment and I’m over not feeling my usual self, I couldn’t leave it at all black!
The dress I’ve owned since 2013, but the shoes are new – and in fact I find myself gravitating more towards buying new accessories because I already have plenty of perfectly acceptable dresses … although don’t hold me to that!! Lol!
What surprised me about this outfit was that so many people seemed to really like it on Instagram and yet there’s not a lot to it!!
Hanging In There!
After slipping into this little black dress, with the half sleeves that are nice and forgiving and easily accommodate my swollen arms from the recent surgery, I felt that it needed a little something extra.
I would often opt for red with the black, to give the dress and my mood a bit of a lift, but I decided instead to put some animal print in the mix!!
Lifting The Game!
I made a tie from my old long soft leopard print scarf for my neck and added my leopard sandals, wooden bag, wooden bangle, old lespecs sunnies, gold alien earrings and my bee brooch, to finish the outfit.
Hair and makeup were kept to a minimum …
I know this too shall pass, but it seems like it’s been such a long road getting to this point and beyond although I continue to have lots of support!
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I’d love to hear from you in the comments below or you can follow my daily outfits on Instagram donnadoesdresses
I am participating in the linkup party with
Shelbee on the Edge https://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/body-slender-laser-lipo-session-spreadthekindness-link-up-143/
Is This Mutton https://www.isthismutton.com/2019/10/adding-drama-to-outfit-with-patterned.html
Nancy’s Fashion Style https://nancysfashionstyle.com/printed-wrap-dress-what-a-gem/
NancyOctober 6, 2019 at 8:13 am
It doesn’t matter if it is simple, it’s the way you wear it! With flair! And enough dresses??? Come on….. Aren’t you learning? Lol
donnadoesdressesOctober 6, 2019 at 10:12 am
Hehehe!! So true – I do like to fool myself that I have enough dresses, Nancy, but watch this space … and thank you for your kind comment!! Hope you’re having a great weekend!!
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Anna ShirleyOctober 14, 2019 at 4:44 am
Maybe it is perfect because it is simple. It is just chic. Thank you for sharing this look with My Red Carpet.
donnadoesdressesOctober 14, 2019 at 5:10 am
What a lovely thing to say, Anna!! There are certain looks that just work! Thank you for running the linkup!!
shelbeeontheedge1October 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm
It is simple but ever so classic! Sometimes less really is more. You look fabulous. I love the leopard accessories and may need to recreate this style one of these days! Sending you lots of positive energy as you continue on your healing process. Thanks so much for linking up with me.
donnadoesdressesOctober 15, 2019 at 9:43 pm
Always so kind!! Love your linkups!! 🧚♀️🙏🏼❤️