Friday, 14 September 2012

Pleats and Furrows

I clapped my hands over my mouth when I read this post at The Citizen Rosebud: BellaQ, who is one of my heroes, included me on her Fabulous Over Forty list! My comment:
"Oh, Bella! I am thrilled to be included among such fabulous company! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this and for everything you do to highlight all the amazing 40+ bloggers. You are top tier, and a total doll besides." 

She tells us about a whole slew of extraordinary women, some totally new to me. Go check them out!


scarf: Gabii, TX, same one worn brighter-side-out yesterday
dress: no tag, local discount / overstock store 

obi belt: Elizabeth Kelly London, etsy, worn here and here too
skirt: Joe Fresh
shoes: WalM*rt 



Looks like I brought just a little of the serious seriousness home with me yesterday, or else the pleats have simply migrated up my dress to my forehead. As sometimes happens. 




This dress is also in the running for submission to the lovely Sheila's Dress Week of Horrors! over at Ephemera - hope to see you all there. Her round-up is for our favourite dress, though I'm sure horror-full would be okay too (because Sheila is awesomely welcoming that way). 


sports bra: Zellers

I'm not sure how to choose, though! Most comfortable? Floofiest? Most colourful? Wickedest deal? Most dangerous? Best backdrop for accessories? Scariest? (Am too scary, Melanie! Am too!


yellow vegetable turquoise bracelet: Gabii, TX
Swiss Army watch: beloved gift, 1994
usual wrist wear: silver Om bracelet (Lollapalooza vendor, early '90's), silver & leather "hands" bracelet (AGO, precious gift, early '90s, replaced 2005), rubber O-ring




I thought about being sentimental and submitting a dress from earlier in the blog, maybe the first outfit I ever posted. That being exactly one month ago makes this my one-month-blogiversary dress! Hooray! I am so glad to be here among you, dear readers, commenters, and blog friends.

Wishing everyone a great weekend and easy choices. Pleats yes, furrows not so much!

46 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary! You have takin' the style blog world by storm and I am so glad you started sharing your incredible style.

    I'm so in love with pleats so this dress is extra cool in my eyes. Those shoes really came from Wally World? I did mislay my bifocals so wondered if I misread :p

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    1. Thanks, Lynne! I'm really enjoying connecting with other stylin' folk. Yep, you read that correctly! I have a wardrobe not-quite-gap but scarcity for casual, walkable sandals, which I can't buy online because of footbed fit issues / crappy return policies. These aren't the most walkable but they're all-workday comfortable - too bad the quality reflects the price.

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  2. Amber - I LOVE this dress on you! And all the bracelets are so GORG!

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

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  3. I love the colour splash accordion-ness of this dress. If you squeeze it, does it make music? Probably. Would the same hold true for your forehead? Let's not find out!And I don't see the pleats there anyway. I can't believe you've only be here for a month. So very glad to have made your acquaintance. (Are not. Are not!...)

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    1. The music you pick up on is audible in liminal spaces. Likewise, dear Melanie - you are one right-on lady!

      Back to the drawing board of scaryness! *sigh*

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  4. Ooh that dress is so fabulous. I love it with the obi belt. I think you have some major contenders for this week. I'm partial to Tuesday's look myself.

    Happy Blog-o-versary. Still super glad you decided to join the blog world in an active way. Your style is unique and exciting. I always look forward to reading your posts.

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    1. I went with Tuesday's grey on your recommendation, Megan Mae! I so appreciate the vote for the dress as well as the vote of confidence from someone I so admire.

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  5. Hey, Amber! I was happy to see you mentioned! I love your style and your blog. It's great stuff!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  6. congrats on being added to the list!

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    1. Thanks, Terri!
      Thinking of you & hope you're mending well.

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  7. Hi Amber, I just found your blog via Curtise's latest post. I'm thankful that you've only been blogging for one month, because I will be able to catch up on all your posts! It is past 1am now and I haven't been able to pull myself away from your blog and get myself to bed! I'll be back.

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    1. Thanks ever so much! I'm really glad you stopped by and left a comment so I can check out your blog as well. :) I can relate to spending ages mining others' archives, and am honoured by your feedback.

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  8. There is no way anyone could miss your fabulous input on the net,least of all our intrepid Bella!One whole month and you're just blowing us all away!
    This frock is gorgeous! Pleats,o yes please!The print is lovely too,and I'm liking the obi sort of belt.X

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  9. Only a month? That's crazy, it feels as though you are a totally established, seasoned blogger, Amber - you definitely got it, baby! And congratulations on being highlighted on Bella's blog.
    Loving the pleatiness of the dress and all the bright colours, especially with the obi belt. Your bracelet caught my eye, I didn't know turquoise can be found in shades of yellow, it's lovely. See, blogging is so educational!
    Have a great weekend. xxxx

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    1. Thank you, Curtise! Only because I'm an avid fan of so many incredible people of fabulous style and experience, such as yourself. You are so kind. xoxo

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  10. The blog world is a lot better with people like you in it!

    That's a great arm party you've got going on there, me likey!

    xx

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    1. Thank you, Sara! And likewise - you have a great presence. :)

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  11. Beautiful dress. I have something similar that's black and white swirls. Haven't worn it yet but I should before summer is over.

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    1. Thanks, Megan! Sounds really cool, hope we get to see your swirls. I've been squeezing in the last few wears of summery things too. I do love the fall, when the outside temperature and my office temperature start to even out!

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  12. Happy one month blogversary Amber. Who would ever guess that you've only been at it a month?
    Darn! You just made me realize the submissions to Sheila's "Dress of Horrors" was supposed to be of a favorite dress. I submitted one for my ugliest! OMG!
    Well, you dress is terrific. The color and the pleats have a great effect together.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I can't imagine you not being able to make the ugliest dress totally fabulous, as you did you a recent post - you will look great even so!

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  13. I agree with Agent 909. I was wondering why you hadn't been on my radar sooner, I love your posts and your style, and now I know- your blog is but a blog baby! Happy month-oversary to you! Here's to many more.

    PS: LOVE the pleats, especially with the obi belt!

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    1. Thank you Bella - it means so much to me! Your radar is legendary. :)

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  14. Great dress, great belt. You've achieved as much in your first month of blogging as I did in my first year.

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    1. Aww, Ally - there is no comparison, and I admire you so much! Thank you for being a support since the start.

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  15. Congratulations from me too - you've done excellent so far! I look forward to your posts every time, you have the most inspiring and beautiful outfits! The one is no exception, the dress is gorgeous, and it looks fantastic with the obi! You have a great shoe collection as well!

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    1. Thank you so much - I really appreciate your kind response, and I enjoy your posts too!

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  16. Congratulations! and this is yet another gorgeous dress on you! I love the colors of the print combined with the accordion pleats.

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    1. Thanks, Audrey! It's so light and comfortable as well. I'm always stoked to find great saturated multi-multi-coloured prints for very little.

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  17. Only 1 month old and look at you already! It's like we've all known you forevah. Just think what it will be like by 2 months, or 3, or... And thanks to Melanie for introducing you too. What a whirlwind.

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    1. It sure feels that way! The stupendous Melanie was how I came across you as well - it's all her (excellent) fault!

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  18. OF COURSE you're on the list! If I had a list, I'd put you on it, too!
    Connie*

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  19. It's a perfect blog party dress!! Yay for your one month. I hope there will be many more.

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    1. Thank you, Joni! The future's looking good!

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  20. Congrats!!

    The dress and the shoes are fantastic

    xx

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    1. Thanks! Much appreciated from someone of such great taste and style as yourself. xo

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  21. Holy crow, that's such a cool dress. I love your style and how you put it all together. You are completely unique!

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    1. Thank you, Sheila! I am learning a lot from you about putting things together - your combinations and re-combinations are amazing!

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  22. Hard to believe your Blog-baby is only a month old! And already so smart and creative! So glad you've joined the over-40 blogger circle; you are such a fab addition to a continually growing group of wonderfully creative, intelligent and stylish dames. I love your watch - very practical-looking but cool too!

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  23. I love pleats in dresses, such a great detail! :) Happyone month anniversary, it feels like your blog have been around forever though, thats how fab you are! :)

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  24. Pleated perfection! I love the colors Amber. The photos are simply amazing. :-)

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  25. What a great dress! Love the print, love the pleats. And I love all the obi belts you wear - I've only recently noticed them on bloggers (even though I think they've been around for quite a while), and I really like the style.

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Thank you for your comments!
- Amber