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!
NancySeptember 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!
donnadoesdressesSeptember 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, TamaraSeptember 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! 💕
donnadoesdressesOctober 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!
BBYCGN, TamaraOctober 2, 2020 at 6:49 pm
You have a cute face and can wear long or short hair. 🌺 Have an everlasting lovely day!
donnadoesdressesOctober 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, TamaraOctober 4, 2020 at 5:57 am
1). You made a rhyme! 2). I love honey 🍯 Yummy
donnadoesdressesOctober 5, 2020 at 11:03 pm
donnadoesdressesOctober 7, 2020 at 8:02 pm
Completely unintentional I can assure you!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
LizzieOctober 8, 2020 at 8:59 pm
I love that outfit on you !
donnadoesdressesOctober 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!!
Vanity And Me StyleOctober 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
donnadoesdressesOctober 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!
Autumn ZenithOctober 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
donnadoesdressesOctober 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
LizzieOctober 15, 2020 at 11:14 pm
You are ROCKING THIS LOOK!
donnadoesdressesOctober 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!!
jade goddardOctober 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
donnadoesdressesOctober 21, 2020 at 6:59 am
Oh thank you, Jade – I really appreciate your kind comment!! I hope you’re having a great week!!
LovelyOctober 23, 2020 at 3:11 am
Great tips! I love everything about this style. You have great taste!
donnadoesdressesOctober 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!! 🧚♀️❤️🐝