Monday, February 18, 2013

A Tea Dress. . .

 No, not that kind of tea dress. Check out the print on this little dress I couldn't resist picking up at The Gap last week.

I'm not convinced by the pattern-mixing here, but I wore this on Thursday, which was Valentine's Day, and my guy was away in Portland for work. So? Well, the scarf is one he gave me for my birthday a few years ago, and not only is it covered with hearts, but the pattern's called "De Tout Coeur" -- which is how I love my Mister!

And really, teacups and hearts -- two of my favourite things!

So a simple rundown of What I Wore: Smythe blazer, Ink boots (bought in Paris 2 years ago -- so very useful!), Gap dress, and Hermè scarf. All but the dress 2-6 years old, just the age I like my outfits to hit, i.e. lots of old favourites with an occasional new piece thrown in to freshen things up.

I'm joining the Visual Monday brigade -- do check it out over at Patti's.
And I must warn you -- I couldn't resist aiming my camera in every direction while enjoying the good weather this weekend. There will be photo posts; oh, yes there will!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, the print on that dress is really cute! I love the scarf, too!

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    1. Thanks! Not sure I should have combined them, but I do like both very much.

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  2. I think it is the tones of the blues that don't quite achieve the mix; the scarf's royal blue and the dress looks a true navy (at least on my monitor) so the coordination is a bit off. All blues do not compliment one another. The scarf is so pretty all the same!

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    1. In fact, the scarf's background is navy, although the camera has picked up the light it reflects and softened the colour considerably. I wear it happily with my navy pullover, but I'm not keen on it here. I think you're right that it's a colour problem though -- the white of the teacups pushes the dress navy in a different direction to where all the other colours (and there is an off-white, but not a clean white) in the scarf. I went ahead and wore them together happily enough as a nod to Pater on V-Day, but probably won't again.

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  3. I've never seen the teacup dress at Gap - I do love the fun print. And of course, the boots and scarf are marvelous, Mater. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. It's a great print and they've made it up in shirts as well, in the most recent wave of springwear (at least up here in Canada)

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  4. I think it all looks very cute and insouciant together. The not-matching blues create the need for a second look at the whole outfit.

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    1. Ah, you're sweet, generous, Lorrie -- I always love grabbing that adjective "insouciant"!

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  5. What a cute dress! Too bad your Mister wasn't home for Valentines - I hope you enjoyed a nice weekend together though.

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    1. We had a very restful weekend -- just what I needed -- and there were a couple of romantic meals at home. . .

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  7. I think your pattern mixing is spot on perfect! Very pretty Mater!

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