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Dresses Done Differently!!๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ

April 16, 2020
Eclectic and crazy: Shopping my wardrobe!!

When Only Eclectic Will Do!

My style is all over the place.

When it comes to dresses I like full or fitted, feminine or edgy, chic or tizzy! I refuse to be locked in to one look or another!

All frivolity aside, I hope that wherever you are, you are safe and well from the strictures of the COVID-19 virus – there has been so much hardship caused for so many!!

Iโ€™m starting with a business look which I wore for a conference call earlier this week. I realise that they canโ€™t see me properly on my device, but I still like to feel like Iโ€™m put together when I have to talk business, so I opted for this tartan print sleeveless dress with a white shirt underneath, black tights, booties and hair up.

The little red bee brooch, given to me by my daughter, was an extra touch of fun to an otherwise conservative outfit.

I always felt confident and stylish in such dresses and how I feel in my clothing is very important to me.

These type of modest bodycon dresses were my basic uniform when I was working, but Iโ€™ve only kept a few favourites and given the rest away to my daughter in law as they just no longer serve me.

Sweet Birdy Dress for Lunch at Home…

As we are no longer to go out for things other than the basics weโ€™ve been making the effort to dress for lunch or dinner dates at home and this dress with the sweet teal bird print was perfect for an autumn lunch!

As much as I like my bodycon dresses for the right occasion, I just love the puffy skirt of one of my retro dresses with the full petticoat underneath!! It always feels so feminine and sexy – just have to be careful not to knock things as you brush past!!

Iโ€™ve been wearing the teal heels and cardi for nearly ten years and I thought the touch of red in the belt was a cute addition.

But You Canโ€™t Beat Red!!๐Ÿ’‹

You know it – and I know it … whenever I put on red people really love it!!

This was my Easter Sunday outfit …

This is an A-line dress, another one Iโ€™ve had for going on ten years so I decided to add a black tulle skirt under it and tie the skirt at the side.

I really love the sweetheart neckline and the red accessories in the booties, earrings, sunnies, fishnets and shrug. See below for another way Iโ€™ve worn this dress:

Worn this time with blue shoes and blue tights under red fishnets with red leather gloves for winter

Itโ€™s good to experiment with clothes and fashion and see what you think works and what doesnโ€™t.

Iโ€™ve continued to get my reiki, chakra balance and crystal healing but my healer, Tina has been doing it remotely – from 25 kilometres away! Yet still it works to help with relieving the pain associated with the lymphodoema in my left arm as well as with the emotional stuff Iโ€™ve been going through coming out of cancer and a complicated work situation. It really is a truly remarkable thing!!

Iโ€™ve also been taking a few pics around the place that I thought I would include.

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I hope you stay safe and well!!

Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • makeupmuddle
    April 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Wow these dresses are so cute, but that bird dress is just amazing. Such a fun print xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 17, 2020 at 7:21 am

      Yess!! I love the fun of such retro dresses, I must say!! I appreciate your lovely kind comment and hope things are ok where you are!!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • Tamara
    April 16, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    This post has lots of sunshine, glorious colors, a beautiful woman, and decadent dishes! Itโ€™s perfect. My favorite dress, btw, is the plaid. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 17, 2020 at 7:19 am

      What a beautiful comment dear Tamara!! Thank you for your generosity, itโ€™s greatly appreciated!! Wishing you all the best at this challenging time!!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • Nicole Mรถlders
    April 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    You have a well curated wardrobe of statement dresses. You are the Queen of wearing dresses in a unique different way each time. It’s so inspirimg.

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 16, 2020 at 9:46 pm

      Oh thank you, Nicole, such a lovely thing to say although you do a pretty smashing job of wearing dresses wonderfully and in far more challenging circumstances!! I appreciate your kindness and sense of fun!!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • Autumn Zenith
    April 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Sweet Donna, I’m smitten with each fabulous look. So chic, fun, stylish, beautiful and bursting with summer-into-autumn charm. Layering sleeveless (or sometimes short sleeved ones, too) dresses over blouses is something I’ve gotten into all the more in recent years.

    Wishing you an immensely safe, serene, beautiful second half of April,
    Autumn Zenith ๐ŸŽƒ Witchcrafted Life

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment, Autumn!! I agree with you about the layering and seem to be doing it quite a bit lately!!
      Wishing you all the best as you head into spring!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • meraki
    April 20, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Looking pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Meraki

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 20, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment!! Have a great week!!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

  • Lizzie
    April 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    These are all soooo cute! You always wear such fun colors! The bird outfit is my very favorite <3

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • donnadoesdresses
      April 24, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Oh, thank you, Lizzie, and youโ€™re always so kind in your comments. And youโ€™re right Iโ€™m fond of some fun colour and the bird dress is a pretty one!
      Hope you guys are doing ok over there!!
      Donna ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ

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