OOTD :: of groovy 60s, shift dresses and mosaics




I’m trying something new today.

I decided to make do without my usual detail photo or my triptych of faux candids. Instead, you get a triple threat of full-body portraits because the dress is such a showstopper that it demands different and prominent advertising.

And if you buy that baloney, I’ve got some desert property to sell ya.

Snark aside, the reality of it all is that I had been in such a frenzy trying to capture the light during this week’s photo shoot that I plumb forgot to take detail shots. And because this was the first outfit to be photographed, and because the first outfit always has me at a disadvantage – I always have to warm up to the camera, even after this many months of blogging – I just didn’t have enough pictures for a triptych.

Ah, first-world problems and the behind-the-scenes challenges of a style blogger, eh?

Anyhow, this week’s theme is Going Geo(metric), riding on the coattails of Anne’s 52 Pick-me-up challenge from last week (we’re off schedule again). I plan to regale you with outfits that gyrate and mesmerize and hopefully along the way, some of them will correspond to other people’s linkups so I can kill multiple birds with one stone.

Today’s offering is an oldie but goody. I’ve had this dress for years and it’s still going strong because of the classic shift silhouette that we all know I adore. I also love the bold pattern and colors that, combined, allow me to go easy on the accessorizing. A plain long chain and my new fave stilettos and I’m good to go.

Sorry, Caitlin, for such a simple offering for your Dress Up (or Down) linkup. But sometimes, one just has to capitalize on the very nature of a dress; the fact that they’re an all-in-one affair makes for effortless, basic styling, and if said dress has a fabulous pattern, then even easier, yeah?

Now if only those sunnies were prescription ones and I could actually wear them as more than just a prop!


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Dress – Ross
Sunnies – Old Navy
Pumps – Type Z
Necklace – jcp

:: Linking ::
Remix Rewear Restyle @ Greater Than Rubies
52 Pick-me-up @ Spy Girl

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18 thoughts on “OOTD :: of groovy 60s, shift dresses and mosaics

  1. Caitlin says:

    No apologies necessary- you look effortlessly chic. One of my favorite benefits of a great shift dress 🙂 Thanks for sharing your gorgeous look with us!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Always a pleasure – I like planning my outfits around your themes and Anne’s @ Spy Girl because you guys are forward thinkers like I am.

  2. What a great dress! Love it! Totally jealous!

  3. I don’t think it’s a simple offering for RRR. It stands on it’s own, making it not the most remixable item, but it’s a great dress! My blue willow dress, that you inspired me to buy last summer, is like that. Also, I agree with Jen that you look sexy. 😉

    • mtsedwards says:

      Must be the sunnies. Anyone can look glamorous and sexy in a good pair of oversized shades.

      And yes, I’m realizing that a lot of my dresses are un-remixable because I have a weakness for statement dresses. Sigh…

      • The dark lipstick and nice legs don’t hurt.
        There’s nothing wrong with statement dresses, in moderation. The blue willow dress is one if my favorites! I am going to try my hand at remixing this Spring though.

        • mtsedwards says:

          I do thank my genes every day for my legs. 😀

          Can’t wait to see how you’ll style that dress. It’s another one of my faves and I’m seriously bummed that I didn’t pick it up when it was in stock.

  4. Val S says:

    Cool dress! So simple and yet so not simple. And it looks like it’s just long enough not to ride up too much when you sit down (unless you like that kind of thing).

    Your camera needs to warm up? Do you use the kind with a candle for a flash?

  5. A showstopper dress, for-real! I like it on you and wouldn’t mind one for my closet too. xo

  6. jenortega says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress! Professional and sexy at the same time ; )

    • mtsedwards says:

      Sexy? Perhaps. I think it’s because you saw it in real life today and I’m also wearing different undergarments. It’s all about the bra, isn’t it? ;p

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