Julia Robert’s iconic dress
I loved Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman alias Vivian Ward. The dresses she wore when she accompanied Richard Gere alias Edward Lewis to his business social events were just dreams. My absolute favorite was the brown dress with white 5-cents size polka dots. The dress she wore at the dinner with the grand-father and grandson team came in second; yes, and of course the gown and necklace at the opera.
You can imagine how excited I was when I finally (after 28 years!) found a similar dress at Zaful. I wrote about putting this polka dot icon and a lemon dress into my shopping chart in this post in case you missed it.
Up the style with a belt
It may be just me, but I never wear a dress with the belt it came with. For instance, I always wore my winter white sheath with a tan belt, or red belt, but never with its black double-belt. In case you are new here or don’t remember the dress, see the post at the link. I even think I tossed the belt back then. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a belt-person, I love them.
In the case of today’s OOTD, I pulled the fabric belt out again. However, I used it as a decoration on my purse. I wanted to pick up the dark brown of the sandals with the belt. On a sunny day, I will try wearing the belt as a hat band so it matches the outfit. Do you wear your clothes with the belt they came with?Up your style with a chic statement belt. #personalstyle Click To Tweet
What happened to the lemon print fit-and-flare?
Well, it gave me lemons. In other words, it wasn’t available (anymore ?) in my size 🙁 . Thus, I went for another more casual and less summery piece. I haven’t worn it yet. The weather is pretty hot right now here in the Interior. Ok, ok, what an Alaskan thinks is hot. Do 86 F (30oC) count?
Just a little joke
You know that joke about me and traveling south? I feel fine at -13 F (-25oC) at the airport in Fairbanks, start thawing when catching a connection in Seattle-Tacom – our front door to the world, and begin to melt upon arrival in Denver. 😉
There are some clothes that I saw in my life that are sort of imprinted or tattooed or whatever in my brain. Clothes that in my opinion, are Must-haves, the Queens of beauty. There is this bottle-green dress with winter white faux collar and orange pompoms knitted in. My mom made it for me when I was a toddler. It was perfect! <3 There was my mom’s violet bouclé skirt suit with gray (faux ?) fur collar. My granny had a brocade sheath with green, violet, royal blue and silver threads, the sheath I got when our class went to see Red Hood in the theater. It had short sleeves hitting a bit above the elbow, knee length. This piece seemed long for me at the end of the 60s when we kids all wore mini skirts. It was made of brocade with silver, light blue, white and gold threads. I wore it with white tights and square toe patent leather shoes that had a Cuban heel and a rectangle of faux crystals. I felt like a Princess in that dress. Funny as a couple of months earlier I had explained that it is better to be a witch than a Princess. Read the story at the link.
Do you remember dresses that once fascinated you?
Another style tip from my childhood
My mom always used to sayGood garments have sewn in pockets. #styletip Click To Tweet
Thus, when she sew clothes for us, she’d add pockets. Well, guess what this new wardrobe addition has?
Do you like pockets in your skirts?
When you liked the outfit tips of this post, and want more styling tips for all kind of dressing situation in midlife, buy my book How to Dress for Success in Midlife.
Like this outfit? You might also like to see how I styled my fit-and-flare polka dress.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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