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Three Ways To Edge Up An Older Dress!

September 30, 2020

Wearing Cobalt and Red!

So I’ve had this dress for nigh on a decade and quite frankly I see no reason not to keep on wearing it – it’s a good fit and I love the bright and beautiful colours.

It doesn’t mean though that I don’t want to change up the styling …

1. Add some cute accessories

It’s spring here in Australia, although you wouldn’t have known it with how cold and windy it was on the day I wore this dress, which is why the pics are in my kitchen …

I feel the colours in this dress and it’s A-line shape gives it a versatility to take it through from spring all the way through winter.

I went for a cobalt infinity scarf, along with my red cat’s eye sunnies to edge up the look a bit.

2. Chuck On A Leather Jacket!

I love my leather jackets and I’ve accumulated quite a few over the years.

Ever since Marlon Brando and James Dean, a leather jacket has been associated with a bit of a walk on the wild side so adding one to a pretty dress definitely edges the scene up a tad!

With this detailed print dress I kept it simple with a relatively plain, cropped, black zip-front leather jacket.

3. Interesting Hose and/or Shoes!

I really think interesting hose or tights is underrated.

Fishnet stockings or tights have the edgy/sexy factor as well as being quite warm and yet cool in warmer weather – go figure!!

I considered wearing my red booties but as it’s spring I opted for my red mary-janes … apparently such shoes are a no-no if you’re over 40, so in that case it’s pretty edgy to wear them?

As a Science Fiction fan I’ve been enjoying watching the 1990’s “X-Files” from the beginning – they bring back memories of good times… let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments and I hope you’re all keeping well and happy!

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

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Nancy
    September 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Oh the Xfiles! But I only loved the original series, it was so good. I even have a pin, a phone with the text, call me Mulder! Haha, such a fan! Have to say it again, your hair is gorgeous this style and lenght!

    • donnadoesdresses
      September 30, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Oh yes, Nancy, I’m watching the original 90’s series from beginning to end and it has stood the test of time! Your paraphernalia sounds fabulous! I hate my hair but it’s ok because it’s growing back and a change is as good as a holiday!!
      Enjoy the rest of your week!!

  • BBYCGN, Tamara
    September 30, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    What a beautiful outfit, and the added accessories are darling! Love the rich colors on you. Also, I really like your new hairstyle. Ravishing! 💕

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 1, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Oh, you’re always so kind, Tamara!! I love this old dress and the colours, in particular. I’m not fussed on my half and am actively looking to grow it back down but I’m not sorry I gave the new style a go!! Have a great Friday!

      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

      • BBYCGN, Tamara
        October 2, 2020 at 6:49 pm

        You have a cute face and can wear long or short hair. 🌺 Have an everlasting lovely day!

        • donnadoesdresses
          October 3, 2020 at 10:32 pm

          What a sweet, kind thing to say, Tamara … it’s showing the strain but at least I’m around so can’t complain! Have a great weekend – we’re harvesting our first batch of honey!!

          • BBYCGN, Tamara
            October 4, 2020 at 5:57 am

            1). You made a rhyme! 2). I love honey 🍯 Yummy

          • donnadoesdresses
            October 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm

            Lol!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

          • donnadoesdresses
            October 7, 2020 at 8:02 pm

            Completely unintentional I can assure you!!
            Enjoy the rest of your week!
            Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Lizzie
    October 8, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I love that outfit on you !


    • donnadoesdresses
      October 9, 2020 at 7:09 am

      Thank you for your kind comment – it’s so nice and bright – and we need all the brightness we can get!!
      Have a great weekend, Lizzie!!

      Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Vanity And Me Style
    October 9, 2020 at 6:59 am

    Accessories make all the difference don’t they Donna. Your hair looks amazing! I hope all is well with you? I look forward to an Instagram update xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 9, 2020 at 7:14 am

      Oh thank you, Laurie – it’s been a rough time of late and I’m really getting through just one day at a time!!
      Instagram can be fun for a quick catch up as I’ve had problems with the blog and don’t seem to be able to participate in the linkups which is annoying but we will see what happens …
      Thank you for your kind comment re my hair and well-being, it means the world to me!

      Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Autumn Zenith
    October 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    How awesome that you’re connecting with X-Files again. I was a massive fan back in the day and still am. Much like Mulder, I definitely want to believe – a point that is actually a bit easier given that a lot of the series was filmed right here in my own Canadian province of British Columbia. 🛸

    Autumn Zenith 🎃 Witchcrafted Life

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 15, 2020 at 11:20 pm

      Yess!! I remember that x-files was filmed in beautiful Canada – British Columbia and I can say I most definitely believe!! I’m sorry to be so late replying but we have had a most heartbreaking and horrendous week as we lost one of our twin white Siamese, Odin … it was a complete shock, coming out of left field as he was only a young cat of six years old. His brother and John are completely heartbroken, as am I and I have simply not been able to set my mind to anything.

      Thank you for your lovely comment and I hope you and yours are doing ok

      Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Lizzie
    October 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm



    • donnadoesdresses
      October 15, 2020 at 11:26 pm

      Oh thank you dear Lizzie – I really love the bright and beautiful colours, especially with it coming into summer, although the weather is still decidedly dodgy..

      I hope you’re keeping well and that things are going okay for you, Lizzie!!

      Donna 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝

  • jade goddard
    October 20, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    totally loved this post! thanks for sharing sweetie <3 can't wait to see more from you!

    hope your well


    • donnadoesdresses
      October 21, 2020 at 6:59 am

      Oh thank you, Jade – I really appreciate your kind comment!! I hope you’re having a great week!!

      Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Lovely
    October 23, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Great tips! I love everything about this style. You have great taste!

    • donnadoesdresses
      October 26, 2020 at 11:31 pm

      What a lovely, kind thing to say!! Thank you so much – I prefer a more sustainable approach to fashion!! 🧚‍♀️❤️🐝


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