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It always amazes me the things I can find when thrifting. I recently stumbled upon a cache of dead stock maxi dresses all made in Canada. The pattern design is stunning, a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns. This is truly a wearable art maxi dress.
Wearable Art Maxi Dress
I’ve styled this with my Elvis blue velvet booties but I will be taking this on our winter resort vacation in March. I’ll be pairing it with my wedge sandals at the resort. The dress is made out of super stretchy material and can be crushed into a ball in the suitcase and never wrinkle. The perfect travel dress.
I just realized you can see my sport socks. Sex-hay! Ha ha! Oops. Good thing I’ll be wearing sandals at the resort.
It is such a shame when Canadian companies aren’t successful in fashion even when their products are high quality unique pieces like this.
If you are interested I wrote a post about what to wear for a week at a resort when we last went to Cuba. Looking back it would appear that I’m addicted to this type of dress for my resort vacations. I think it is because the dresses are so comfortable and still make me feel good about myself.
Isn’t that the key to ideal dressing?
Comfort and style living in perfect harmony with each other.
Linking up with the lovely Patti for Visible Monday.
Wearing Red To Ramp Up Your Visibility
So many of us women over forty worry about losing our visibility and relevance in society as we become older.
Here is a funny clip from the Netflix series Frankie and Grace that demonstrates women’s invisibility as they age.
Wearing red is a way of combating society’s predilection for ignoring women of a certain age.
Red signifies so many things, power, life, death, love.
The colour red is emotionally intense. It increases our heart rate, and raises our blood pressure.
Wearing red increases your visibility.
Red isn’t for wallflowers.
I will admit that as a bottle red-head I stayed away from wearing red for a very long time. I didn’t want the colour competing with my hair. In the past few years I kicked that idea to the curb and embraced the magical bold power of red and the confidence that comes along with it.
Is Red Is Too Much For You?
If red is too overwhelming for you to consider try dipping your toes in, literally with some red footwear. It’s a fantastic way to add an exclamation mark to the end of your style statement.
Latest Obsession – Red Sock Booties
Put some power in your step with some red on your feet.
Another way I wore this Joseph Ribkoff dress.
Here is that DIY I did of this thrifted bomber jacket.
I told you red has magical powers! I can fly!
Wearing More Red
Here are some other ways I’ve worn my red boots, booties and shoes.
These fabulous red tall stiletto boots sold.
I’m searching for another pair of tall red boots that have a lower more manageable heel for myself.
Here is the DIY of that hand painted dress I made.
Breaking Up The Red Into Bite Size Chunks
What about adding a bit more red?
Top and vintage skirt thrifted, vintage shoes bought at estate sale.
Vintage 1980s velvet maxi dress. Not for sale.
Making A Bold Statement – All Red
How can you ensure all eyes will be on you? Up the quantity of red you’re wearing.
This is probably one of my all time favourite dresses. Talk about making an entrance!
I recently picked up an Asian style cheongsam suit in red and a red gingham maxi skirt from the 1970s I’m itching to show you.
I foresee more red in my future.
Are you a fan of wearing red to ramp up your visibility?
Another bloggy friend is also showcasing her love of red be sure to pop over and see Beate.
Linking up with Visible Monday.