WIW - Custom dress and All Black Ankle Strap Pumps

This is another one of the custom dresses. I think I might like this print best. Of course, as I even type that I have to talk myself into saying it. I really do love them all.

I paired this one with an old navy cropped cardi and tried out my All Black Ankle Strap Pumps.

I love the look of the pumps. I was worried about the thick strap but I actually think they look pretty good with my ankles. I don't feel like they make me look too stumpy.

They are decently comfortable, but not a 12hr comfort shoe. I've already had to break out the moleskin for a blister so I will need to get some heel cushions for them. I don't know why I didn't anticipate this, but it's an easy fix.

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  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Ooh. I LOVE the pumps! They look great on you!

    They look great with the dress. Very retro!!

  • modgrl replied 7 years ago

    Did you make this dress? it is so pretty!\ Great shoes too.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Love the pattern on this dress - so retro! And the fit/style is absolutely beautiful on you. The shoes are a fab pairing.

  • Abie replied 7 years ago

    No, I didn't make it. I sew, but this is beyond my skill level. Lots of darts and pinches and tucks in the bodice so that it can be worn braless. I had it made from Janebonbon on etsy.

  • Vix replied 7 years ago

    Ah, the next dress in the custom trilogy; yea!

    I love this print/color combo on you as well, but certainly can't pick a favorite...ya done too good with your choices.

    BTW, your hair is looking *so* good with those gorgeous waves that I'm green. Coldish temps + megastorms = sad mess out my way. If you are a coarse-haired type, product rec o please?

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    I love the print of that dress.With the pumps it looks slightly retro to me.And those waves in your hair.You look simply fabulous .

  • Abie replied 7 years ago

    Thank you =)

    Vix, for the soft curls like this I let my hair dry with no product. When its completely dry I take some Curlisto Unruly Paste and rub it through my hands and kind of scrunch it along the outsides. You just use a really small amount. Its a little pricey but lasts me forever. the unruly paste is just that. It smooths out the frizzies, gives shine, and keeps it from getting crazy with the humidity.

  • Vix replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for the info, Abie. I may have to experiment as my usual products are being all Goldilocks on me.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    KILLER outfit.

    Just look at you rock that midi with those ankle straps. I love it!

  • Claudia replied 7 years ago

    Abie, you look really beautiful. Agree that your hair is super lovely.

  • Kiwichik replied 7 years ago

    You certainly look good in a dress & I love those shoes.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    You are fabulousness in that dress and those shoes. The dress is gorgeous on you and the cut and print divine. Lovely all around.

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    LOVE this outfit! The proportions are fantastic, and you wear not only colour but *grey* so well it should be illegal!

    Great new shoes, too, of course. Funny thing about ankle straps --- I hesitated over the same thing for a loooong time recently before springing for my new black shoes too, but now that I've worn them, I find they don't bother me even with my thick cankles. There must be an explanation for this surprisingly non-stumpifying behaviour of an emphatic horizontal line --- anyone? Angie?

  • Vicki replied 7 years ago

    How perfect are those shoes with that beautiful dress! I love this outfit and glad you're finding a way to tame those shoes so they feel good on your feet.

  • nancylee replied 7 years ago

    Gorgeous all around! That dress fits you to a T and I'm also really loving your hair! So soft and feminine. The ankle strap shoes really work, too.

    You look very very pretty. :)

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful outfit - that dress fits you to perfection. I nearly bought those shoes but decided they were too pretty for me. :)

  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    Love those shoes with the dress(fits you perfection)- to my eyes they give an unexpected edgy vibe to a classic outfit!

  • Aziraphale replied 7 years ago

    You look charmingly retro and sassy. I love it!

    The shoes may become more comfortable as you break them in.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Beautiful, what a fab cut and print! Those pumps are lovely with this outfit, great additional retro touch. I think this dress would also look fab with a cheeky cropped white or blue denim jacket!

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