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Outfit 6.10.10: adapted navy smock dress (plus, awards)

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Remember ages ago, I found this people tree smock dress new in a charity shop? and I thought it was a little sacklike but I liked the embroidery so much I got it anyway? I didn’t really want to belt it so as not to cover up the embroidery. Well, I’ve now finally got round to adding some ties at the back so that there’s at least a little bit of a waist.

I tried to get a picture of the ties, but it was not to be for reasons of vanity. This dress is short and my bum is big! So you get this side view instead. I almost didn’t go for that either, since I’m all double chinny, but I told myself to get a grip on myself, so there you are. More flattering photos will hopefully be forthcoming soon.

dress -charity shop
boots – clarks

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Also, I got a couple of awards, the sunshine award from Bad Taste Toast and the one lovely blog award from A Red Robin. Thanks, m’dears!

The latter is meant to be passed on to 15 (!) blogs you recently discovered. I don’t usually do awards because they’re a wee bit chainletterish, but it’s nice to give a shout out to new(ish) discoveries! Fifteen seems a bit excessive, so I’m doing ten. And you can help yourself to the sunshine one too if you like. My picks are:

Diversions

Little Monarch

Pull your socks up!

The Taxonomy of my Wardrobe

Diary of a Divergent Student

Idle Fascination

Clothes Coquette

Sartoriography

Red Boots

Seamstress Stories

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  • poet 12 October 2010, 3:20 pm

    Danke! Ich kรผmmere mich darum, sobald ich Zeit habe… mit der Kettenbriefigkeit ๐Ÿ™‚ hast du allerdings recht. Hach, das Bloggerleben ist anstrengend!

    Also, no need to be anti-vain to yourself. You look great, and so does the dress!

    Cheers,
    poet

  • sartoriography 12 October 2010, 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Franca! I love your blog, so it's quite an honor. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, the white tights/red boots combo looks great here!

  • Shallow Mallow 12 October 2010, 4:51 pm

    I didn't realize you speak German!

    Randomness aside: Thanks for passing on the OLB award ๐Ÿ˜€

    The dress looks lovely! Looking forward to seeing more of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sacramento 12 October 2010, 4:55 pm

    You are funny, and natural, and true…I have a big bottom myself,extra curvy he, he.
    You are just perfect. I adore the blue embroidered dress. You have done a super job.
    Un puรฑado de besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Please, please remove the WORD VERIFICATION- time consuming trap, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Bad Taste Toast 12 October 2010, 6:14 pm

    I really like the shape of th dress after you altered it! And the embroidery is cute anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sal 12 October 2010, 7:06 pm

    What a great way to make a shapeless dress more flattering!

  • Sidewalk Chalk 12 October 2010, 8:43 pm

    What a lovely change you made to the dress! I also really like those pretty boots!

  • Veronica Darling... 12 October 2010, 8:59 pm

    Go the curves Franca! And such a great refashion to the dress!

    Love those sleeves!

  • Pull Your Socks Up! 12 October 2010, 9:33 pm

    Thank you my lovely, you're so kind! I will have to check out your other recommended blogs. Apart from the gorgeous Veshoevious, the rest are new to me, so I'll have fun checking out the new ones:). That dress is so beautiful – I see what you mean about not wanting to hide the design, isn't it beautiful!? The ties are a great idea:). Love your boots! xo

  • Terri 12 October 2010, 9:52 pm

    I REALLY like this dress and I can see why you snapped it up. It looks great with the tights and bright boots. Well done.

  • Liv 13 October 2010, 2:41 am

    Woohoo! Shout-out! Thanks, Franca! ๐Ÿ™‚
    And thanks for the heads up on more new blogs to discover!

  • Style Eyes 13 October 2010, 9:27 am

    what a find and I love your boots. The perfect autumn outfit

  • Mandy 14 October 2010, 12:33 am

    Aw thank you so much for the blog award :0) I will definitely have to check out some of those other blogs!

  • Red Boots 17 October 2010, 3:25 pm

    Yay – thanks so much for the award Franca! Will need to go and check out the others too.

    I love the dress! I'm having so much bad luck in the charity shops at the moment – I've not been able to find anything in months ๐Ÿ™

    x

  • Veshoevius 18 October 2010, 5:35 pm

    Thanks so much for the award! Was very pleased to discover yours through the IFB roundup and find a blogger that doesn't shy away from writing!