Apparently in another life I was a mountain goat. I can’t think of any other reason why I’d clamber up a rocky wall in a dress and 5” heels. I wear this incredibly soft and comfortable, richly-hued dress a lot. Yet it’s only shown up on the blog once before, when I wore it with a pearl necklace and polka dot short-sleeve blazer (here).
This time I choose equally vivid accessories, including an eye-popping statement necklace I can’t wait to wear into fall/winter. One recent Sunday morning, I was having coffee with an old friend in a little cobblestone courtyard in Ottawa’s historic district where I live when I spotted my parents going by on their usual weekend bike ride. My mom had a bag in hand. It turns out she had stopped at a sample sale at a boutique next door and bought me two necklaces for $5 each, including this one, and a sweet floral tank with a braided neckline. How sweet! She encouraged me to swing by myself after our coffee. I found a pair of sky-high red suede peep-toe pumps for $20 and a cool tee for B…all before the rest of the stores even opened for business!
Dress - Joseph Ribkoff via Laura (also here)
Necklace - Roadtrip via sample sale
Shoes - Guess via Winners
Bracelet - Le Chateau
Earrings - Gift