Boots and ballet

This little blush dress always reminds me of something that a ballerina might wear.

There’s a bit of an ethereal quality to it – the “barely there” colour, the ribbon waistband, the delicate pleats – that makes it look like a good match for some classical music and toe shoes!!  I decided instead to give it some edge by pairing it with my knee-high platform boots; and some extra texture by adding these crochet tights.

And speaking of texture…isn’t this cropped cardi from Kersh so cool?!  Its mix of different yarns makes for a fun “pop” against the neutral dress; and the extra layer was certainly needed to keep the autumn chill away!!

P.S.  Don’t forget to participate in my “Twelve Posts of Christmas” giveaway by leaving a comment…see details in yesterday’s post!!



  1. November 29, 2013 / 6:23 pm

    This mix is great, dear Monika. Through the fine jacket and boots the dress is totally grounded. This fits perfectly. The high waist and the neckline of the dress I like very much. But the best part is your laugh.
    And the snow has arrived yet. With all the trimmings, slippery roads and happy children πŸ™‚ Have a nice weekend, Conny
    Pants and Tops

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:42 pm

      I'm so sorry, dear Conny, to hear about your snow!! We are supposed to be getting some here too, next week…and you can bet I'm hoping that the forecast is wrong!! Thank you so much – as always! – for your comments…and your compliments!! You now have two ballots in the ballot box for my contest!!

  2. November 30, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    I absolutely love love how you styled this dress! The color, the flow…it definitely looks like something a ballerina would wear for a night out. And the boots are such a fun touch – love the rustic shade. You look gorgeous!

    P.S. Packing liquids for travel is truly the bane of my existence – I just can't adhere to the rules. You know what I sometimes do? Buy duplicates of my essential cream/liquid products, and mail them to where I will be staying during my travels. It sounds ridiculous, but it gives me one less thing to worry about when hitting the airport! πŸ˜€


    • November 30, 2013 / 6:15 pm

      It's funny – the delicate look and feel of this dress would make it perfect for the summer, yet I usually find myself wearing it during the colder months (with extra layers and boots like I've done here, of course!!). Thank you for your comment, and your advice about packing…shipping some of my stuff out ahead of time is actually not a bad idea at all!! You have your first ballot entered in my contest, my dear!!

  3. November 30, 2013 / 8:42 pm

    Very beautiful outfit πŸ˜‰ Amazing style πŸ™‚

    • December 1, 2013 / 4:12 am

      Thank you for the compliment, Gabusiek!! I would like to enter you in my "Twelve Posts of Christmas" contest, but the rule is that your comment must mention a specific part of my look (like the colour, or a texture that you like.) Please leave me another note so that your name can go in the ballot box!!

  4. November 30, 2013 / 10:25 pm

    I love ballerina inspired pieces. This is such a fabulous dress and I love the way you styled it.

    • December 1, 2013 / 4:03 am

      Hi Imogen!! Thank you for visiting…and for your sweet comment!! My favourite looks tend to mix more girly pieces with edgier ones, and this dress is perfect for doing that!! You have your first ballot entered for my Christmas giveaway…good luck!!

  5. December 1, 2013 / 11:11 am

    I love to knit and the texture of the cardigan appeals to me. I would never have thought to pair it with this dress, but they actually look fab together.

    • December 1, 2013 / 6:15 pm

      It's really nice to know that you like my combination here…I was really happy with the finished look, too!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your comment, and I hope that YOU are happy that you have earned a ballot for my "Twelve Posts of Christmas" contest!!

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