Wardrobe Wednesday – Just Like A Lady

Nin’s theme for the month is Love to Love You. So here is a dress I love for several different reasons.

1. Feminine with a capital F – I really like looking like a lady. You may gather I have no designs on proving I am equal to tasks of rubbish bins, compost, lawn mowing or even electrical duties. I can do a full press-up and change a tyre so I’m not totally spinless but I am happy to be a girl!

2. Fit – I made this dress many moons ago when I was a wee slither of the mama I am today and for a while I couldn’t fit it. But now I do – whoop! What’s not to love about shrinking back into something you’ve kept for such a reason?? (Sadly not everything in my wardrobe falls into this category)

3. Vogue – it’s not in fashion but I don’t think it’s out of fashion either – it’s a fashion mystery! Much like me perhaps??

4. Made – I made this dress and really is there anything more fun than saying ‘thank you I made it’ when someone compliments you on your outfit? No I didn’t think so either! (‘thanks I got it for free’ is also fun to say)

Dress: Handmade from a Vogue 1950s re-released pattern, Underskirt: made by me- no pattern, Beads: won from Lovely Meghan’s blog, Cardi: free, hand-me-down from a cousin, Bracelet: Christmas gift from London.

Oh and I’m making a little more effort with my photos, certain participants have been doing a sterling job and I’m inspired (not trying to keep up though! Of course not! 🙂 ).

Did you enter my giveaway? There’s a link at the bottom of my Monday post about Contentment.

Check out what other styly ladies are wearing over here.

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11 responses

  1. absolutely stunningly gorgeous dress and the colour is beautiful on you and I love love love the pink cardi

  2. I also like “Thanks I made it” and “I got it for free/$2” but a male friend told me off for that last one so often that I don’t say it now. “Thanks I made it” never goes out of style much like this dress. Very pretty. (And I guess you’re trying to keep up with Nin’s photos by the looks of yours??!!)

  3. LOVE this dress (as I told you the other day) and LOVE the last photo!
    And… ummmm… is it a difficult pattern? I’d love to give it a try!

  4. Photos look lovely especially one with the little helper!! x

  5. I love the dress, currently trying to shrink down to fit my favourite dress too.

  6. Such a nice fit – as for being in fashion, I’d say its a classic style one, I think truly flattering styles like this never go out of ‘fashion.’ Good on you for making it yourself too – I made my favourite dress too 🙂 Jenny

    1. grrr.. my comment doesn’t make sense (should be no ‘one’ after ‘style’)

  7. I adore a full skirt and big beads – the modern colour combo really does it for me. And I agree! There is so much joy in being able to say “Thanks – yes I made it!”

  8. Goodness You look Stunning! So a nice dress and I’m so impressed you made it! Your photo’s look great! I wish I knew how to use my tripod!

  9. Gorgeous dress, love the colour, it suits you so well!

  10. I keep saying it – you are so clever Miriam! Not mention looking pretty swish – congrats on re-fitting your dress too!!

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