Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Chicken of the Sea

Today's outfit had to function in both the Subterranean Arctic Chill of my office's air conditioning and the actual heat outdoors. I was also happy to don this dress in anticipation of Sheila's upcoming Dress Week of Horrors! celebration over at Ephemera while I figure out my one dress to submit. Which do you think is the scariest so far? 


scarf: Gabii, TX near border to Progreso
dress: Jacob, thrifted, $10
brown belt: thrifted
fish belt: a gift from my mother
flip flops: Joe Fresh

boat neck
I am so comfortable in this dress, with its smooth, matte, quality-weight fabric and perfect fit. It doesn't even have Isadora Duncan tendencies near the wheels of my desk chair! 




This belt is one of my FAVOURITE favourite things - I do still have the missing 6th fish, a little gold one. Yay! 




I did end up using every combination of my layers today - just scarf, just sweater, both, and neither. I've had this sweater for years and years - it was a precursor to the now-ubquitous waterfall cardigan, and is essentially a very long semi-sheer loosely-woven rectangle with sleeves in it. I just fling the one end over my shoulder and can temperature-adjust from there.


net sweater: Le Chateau 

Don't tell anyone, but it's also kind of like a mini-Slanket/Snuggie. I messed with this last picture so you could see what it's about instead of just a black blob with a head hands, and feet. 




Wishing y'all well in your casting and catching, as you navigate depths and shallows - ease with the flow. 


33 comments:

  1. Great dress - I've found a few good Jacob items. Always nice quality material.

    I like the cardi too - very fun.

    But the fish belt - eee! Love love love. You look smashing in this outfit, Amber!

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! I have so enjoyed prepping for Dress Week of Horrors! but have no ida how I will choose!

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  2. You always have the cutest things - I LOVE those fish charms, and that dress is so perfect!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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    1. Thank you, Daisy! I can and do say the same about you - those amazing red cowboy boots, f'rinstance. :)

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  3. the BELT! standing ovation on that piece and the sweater is fabulous!! The dress works well on your body, love it all :))

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    1. Thank you, Jeane! I'm happy with the way this outfit functions as well as how it came together.

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  4. Magnificent belt. I used to buy fishing lures for earrings. I don't think you have a scary dress. You could wear a burlap bag and make it look fabulous!

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    1. Fishing lures are very beautiful!
      I am no match for your nerves of steel - I obviously must work much, much harder on my "scary" factor!

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  5. I love the cclose up of you face, you are so pretty.
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  6. it´s excellent style and new ideas every time.

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  7. ooo, that last photo starts to become biblical...a vision of St. Amber of the barn perhaps?

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    1. Lol, I wondered if anyone would catch my resemblance to Friar Tuck! Sometimes I get cold enough in my office to need to drape a scarf over my head, and we get to joke about degrees of piety.

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  8. You had me at your post title. I'd totally eat tuna fish sandwiches every single freakin' day.

    That belt is MY favorite of your fave fave things. Wow, you can do so much with a simple, gorgeous black dress. I have a dangly fish somewhere from an old necklace of my mom's. Note to self: do something creative with it :)

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    1. I DO eat tuna salad nearly every day! I was so glad to score this dress, and the fish belt is really special to me. Thanks, Lynne!

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  9. Ooh, you look kind of statuesque and so tall and elegant in that dress, the neckline really suits you. And the double belt situation is gorgeous, especially with added fish. I am not big on knitwear really - I don't possess a single sweater, though I like colourful little cardigans (always fitted though) so I am always intrigued by bloggers who make flowy, loose, relaxed knits look elegant and funky. I got as far as a poncho last year, does that count? As you often do, Amber, you have made me think and reconsider my clothing prejudices! xxxx

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    1. Thank you, Curtise! I totally think your poncho counts! I'm amazed what I've learned, considered anew, and tried thanks to the inspiration of other bloggers, and amazed that someone as fab as you feels the same!

      Still not liking the squeaky-teeth feel of polar fleece, though. Perhaps no one has rocked it quite hard enough yet. :)

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  10. You look so chic, goddess-esque today! I love the long lean look of the black floor length tunic and with the fish belt, such a grand look!

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    1. Thanks so much, BellaQ! And again, muchos gracias for including me among the wondrous souls listed in your post. xoxo

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  11. Really like the shape of the dress and the belt is gorgeous. I love the last photo - your pose, the statement belt, and the one-shouldered cloak, you look like a warrior off to perform a quest; I love it!!

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    1. Wow, this is a fantastic alternative to the monk-like vibe - hey, thanks, Shelley!

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  12. Blimey, a fishing belt, how brilliant! :)

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! I love all of your "animal" accessories too!

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  13. LOVE your bunny ring and the fish belt. I just love animal stuff, unless it is too cartoony. How wise of your mother to say that the hat could fit with your "extraordinary life." Too many people fear standing out. There has been a cult of Casual for so long now, that people are afraid to look good. You, my dear, look amazing! Long may it continue.

    Tootles from England,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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    1. Rosemary, thank you so much, you are always so very kind.

      Yes, I too totally love clothing and jewelry that are patterned with or shaped like creatures, except for the over-precious!

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  14. You look sweepingly wonderful! I can just imagine the jingle from the little fish when you walk. I remember those fish necklaces from the 70's. I had a gold one with a tiny little purple eye. It's amazing how things like that can make memories come back so clearly.

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    1. Joni, I totally jingled in this, exactly as you remember! Thanks, and I so hope you're feeling much better.

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  15. Marvelous outfit! That fish belt is so cool. When I was thin, I loved belts and had dozens. Now I just admire them on others and this one is most admirable!

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    1. Thanks, Debbi, it's a really special one! Belts are something I avoided for most of my life. I used to be really into earrings, but nowadays it's extremely rare that I switch them out at all. Interesting, these shifts.

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  16. Amber! Those beautiful bird huddles are some of the most fabulous things I've ever seen. They are so gorgeous. And the first one, especially, does remind me of my scarf. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Also, I LOVE your belt today. I'm wearing a pretty unique belt myself today, so we're basically twins. You know, basically.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Amber!!

    Gracey

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    1. Oh Gracey, I'm so glad! I am thrilled to be basically belt twins with you because of HORSE BELT. (Go see, everybody!) I was beside myself when I saw it. Awesome weekend wishes to you as well!

      Here are the bird huddles in case anyone else wants to see them:

      http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/bird-huddles

      :)

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- Amber