Pretty In Boho Blush Pink
I spied this dress just before Christmas at a cute boutique, Seaside Trader in the local seaside town of Merimbula and so you can imagine how happy I was when I was given it as a surprise for Christmas!
Compared to recent years, this has been a very cool and mild summer, so a maxi dress suits very well as it is versatile and comfortable.
I’m fairly short but this isn’t the first or only maxi I’ve invested in this summer and I find that this particular dress, being of one colour, doesn’t overwhelm me. The usable wooden buttons and embroidery in a vertical line down the front of the dress contributes to the sense of height.
I’ve reduced the number of posts I make on Instagram, and here as well, because most of my clothing is not new and has been worn multiple times and also my philosophy is not to create more waste than is necessary, to purchase mindfully and to extend my imagination by making lots of different looks and outfits out of old, familiar pieces.
Since I’ve retired from a lifetime in Education, (much more on this in a following post), having reached a senior executive level, it’s strange not to need to dress decently and stylishly every day. Much of my wardrobe has been donated to close family and charity and now I have a more relaxed wardrobe that suits my lifestyle BUT I still like to look somewhat put together!
With this dress I changed the shoes, bag, hair and accessories and the look is now quite different. On Christmas Day – the outfit on the right – it was quite cold so I used my crazy fuchsia stole and paired it with the same colour shoes, bag and lippy and added a cute tan leather belt … I should’ve sized down in the dress but having it a bit roomy is a look in and of itself.
The outfit on the left is quite different with the blush headscarf, hippy hair, groovy bag, (which was a handmade gift for my birthday, just after Christmas, from my daughter and her wife), and the pink animal combo shoes.
I like both looks and will probably change it up yet again the next time I wear this dress – I’d love to know if you like to wear your clothing in different ways so if you have a tried and true look for various pieces.
To all of you across Australia and the world, I wish you the best and hope that things in your part of the world are going well and I thank you for taking the time to pop in to my little corner of the web!
Raw Writings (Thor and Tamara)February 5, 2021 at 8:28 pm
Missed ya! Hope you are okay. Love this cream colored outfit and the purse is adorable!
donnadoesdressesFebruary 5, 2021 at 10:18 pm
Yes, I’ve missed being on here too, Tamara!! The dress is a light blush but it’s hard to get the colour true in pics in the light.. I love my little multi coloured bag too! We are doing ok, just have been battling a few ongoing health concerns. 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
Autumn ZenithFebruary 7, 2021 at 10:00 am
Pretty is an understatement! This dress is a romantic, beguilingly beautiful dream of a garment that you’ve styled sublimely.
Many hugs & wishes for a super safe, peaceful, happy, and abundantly blessed February.
Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:49 am
Aww thank you, Autumn!! Please accept ,y apologies for being so tardy with my reply but I have found this year to be akin to moving through treacle… I have finally found a direction and vow to work on my blog on a weekly basis and to enjoy and engage with those I love – such as yours dear Autumn! The autumn and approaching winter seems to have energised me. 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
firstname.lastname@example.orgFebruary 8, 2021 at 8:36 pm
Oh, what a pretty dress! And styled so nicely, both ways!
Hope you are doing well…
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:50 am
Always so kind, Bettye – thank you so much and please excuse my tardiness in replying to your lovely comment! This year has been like moving through treacle but I plan to lift my game! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
Vanity And Me StyleFebruary 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm
Absolutely gorgeous Donna. I love everything about this dress. My favourite colour too! xx
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:52 am
It is a gorgeous colour and I so appreciate your kind comment, Laurie! Please accept my apology for being so tardy with my reply but his year has been like pushing through treacle! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
LizzieFebruary 12, 2021 at 6:07 am
Both ways are gorgeous! What a great dress!
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:54 am
Aww thank you, sweet Lizzie! I am so sorry to be so late in responding to your kind comment but this year has been like I’m moving through treacle! It is my intention to catch up though .. in the meantime I hope all is good with you! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
LovelyFebruary 16, 2021 at 6:06 am
You look fab in both styles! That’s a pretty dress!
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:56 am
You’re always so kind, Diane! Appreciate your comment and apologise for my tardiness in replying but it’s been a year of pushing through treacle! Hopefully I’m getting some of my mojo back though! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
indianeskitchenMarch 19, 2021 at 5:03 pm
Too cute!!!! Another comfortable dress that is so versatile. Have a great weekend Donna!
donnadoesdressesMay 6, 2021 at 4:57 am
Thank you, Diane – comfort and versatility is so important and is something I love in anything I have in my wardrobe! Hope you’re doing well, Diane – and I look forward to catching up on your posts! 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝