Coco Chanel gave us the original and her classic vision is still alive today.
I have recently purchased a summer version in soft and sumptuous bamboo.
It feels like liquid against my skin.
The very minute that I put it on I knew.
I opened the curtain of the dressing room and the clerk smiled.
Made by the Canadian company "Gilmour" a line that I highly recommend.
Almost every piece that the company makes fits and flatters plus the retail prices are quite modest.
I look specifically for their pieces and ask my favourite local boutique to call me when they have a new shipment.
I bought this one in Large
as the Medium clung greedily to my wobbly bits!
I do not want to look like the "Michelin Man"...
(I wonder if there is a female version a Ms. or Mrs. Michelin)
The art of camouflage is the order of dressing that I employ these days.
I am not ashamed of my body, after all it is the vessel in which I reside and it carries me through my daily round.
I am coming to terms with my figure...expectations, reality and dreams muddy the waters.
Ultimately it is acceptance that I am seeking.
This dress accentuates the positive and minimizes the negative
is easy to wear that I am going to be wearing it a lot because it makes me feel happy,
and what's not to love about feeling happiness?
I wore it with the wide self belt wrapped twice around my waist
donning casual black flip flops and I felt very feminine....
I had the new Kate Spade bag on my shoulder, an armful of silver bangles, my sunglasses
and there was a bounce in my step.
Fleetingly and dreamily I entertained the thought of channeling Sophia Loren...
(a great actress, with an hourglass figure who always looks lovely and I regard highly)
The time has come for role models that are older and wiser...
The Thoughtful Dresser
by Linda Grant is an insightful read
I could not put this book down!
Linda is a very gifted writer and she started it all with her blog.
A dear friend leant it to me a few days ago and I read it in one day...
if you like fashion it is a must read.
Her insight is keen and if you are in your 50's
you might identify with her experiences like I did.
Jude the Obscure
resident royal rose
apricot supreme in petal formation and frothy with fragrance
The Humble Bungalow Garden
has been elevated by it's profusion of blooms.
Have a dreamy day
and be kind to yourself and others...
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