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Off-The-Shoulder Fun …

December 13, 2019

Black Top and Skirt…

Earlier this week we attended a bit of a Christmas Party with the Beekeepers Association so I made some tasty chicken wingies and my date and apricot slice and headed off in something easy, although quite different for me.

Christmas Casual Cuteness!

It was a pretty casual thing so I wanted to keep things simple, although cute.

At first I had thought of wearing one of my fifties-style floral dresses but it wouldn’t have been appropriate and then I remembered I had the black denim skirt and thought it would combine nicely with this new, pretty cotton off-the-shoulder top.

As I’ve said before, I like to shop locally and purchased this fresh and fabby top from a lovely boutique in Merimbula that has things that make a bit of a statement, are ethically produced and are affordable.
The top is fairly voluminous and would definitely swamp me if I didn’t try to control it somewhat, but I wanted to show off the beautiful embroidered scallop feature along the hem, so I did the French-tuck thing and pushed the front of the top into my skirt waist but left the back down to expose the details.

Pretty Details In The Top!

The sleeves are a sweet delight and they too are edged in scalloped embroidery of contrasting off-white and feature elastic stitching which gives the sleeve a feminine look and keep them comfortably in place.

This contrasts with the neckline which slid up all night and fortunately I’ve been given some hints on how to actually keep it off my shoulder so will try them next time I wear it and report back!

Some Pretty Additions!

Although I kept my outfit simple, I added a bit of bling here and there with a little bag bought from a local op-shop for only $7, my strappy sandals, big floral bracelet, my dragonfly necklace, silver hoop earrings, detailed belt and tortoiseshell sunnies.

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and you can see more of my outfits on my Instagram Donnadoesdresses and I always love to hear your thoughts on fashion or other things in the comments below!

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

I am participating in the following linkups:

Lizzie In Lace https://www.lizzieinlace.com/my-winter-2019-bucket-list-and-intentions/

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish https://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/warm-knit-sweater-dress-with-knee-high-boots/

  • Reply
    Lizzie
    December 18, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    You always look so beautiful!! Those sleeves are incredible – what a lovely dress. Also, so envious of your weather! It’s finally cold here and now all I can dream about it the warm sunshine haha!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Reply
      donnadoesdresses
      December 27, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      You’re so lovely to say and come in and have a look at my blog, Lizzie – I’ve all but given up on it!! Enjoy your Winter and have a happy new year and new decade … setting those intentions!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Reply
    WhatWouldVWear
    December 19, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    You look stunning! Love this off-the-shoulder dress! So chic!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Reply
      donnadoesdresses
      December 27, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you, beautiful Vanessa – always so kind!! Wishing you a happy new year and new decade!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Reply
    olsen
    December 24, 2019 at 5:32 am

    nice look have a nice new year

    • Reply
      donnadoesdresses
      December 27, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you – happy new year and new decade to you too! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

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