We went to St. Jacob's market a couple of weeks ago and did a bit of shopping from the Mennonites and the outlet stores out that way.
It had been threatening rain all day so I wore my rubber boots. Of course, it's guaranteed that when you are prepared for rain it won't happen.
We stopped in this little converted barn called "Timeless Cafe and Bakery" for lunch. It was so quaint.
Is it just me or does Hazel's dress pattern almost match the Mennonite woman's dress pattern? I just need to get Hazel a little bonnet, some black stockings and black duty shoes and she will be able to infiltrate them and steal all their great jam and pickle recipes.
This photo of the Mennonite woman in blue is for Skylark…and her Amish inspired dress.
Good thing I brought other shoes…my feet were beginning to sweat in the boots.
Yes…this is yet another dress that I added that band at the bottom.
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Anne the SpyGirl says
Fantastic! You have CAT HEADS on your dress! Some subtle and expert pattern mixing, with the black + white.
Love all the photos of the Mennonites and the produce.
Thanks so much for linking up with 52 Pick-me-up!
MARLA ROBINSON says
Suzanne you always find the most unique items. Lovely.
This dress is so cute!! Fun post!
Val Sparkle says
The dress looks great with the band at the bottom – you’ve made it your own! Looks like a fun day. I love their EGGS sign.
Love this pretty dress, perfect for this fun day!
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Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
OMG, are those cat faces on your dress? This is the cutest dress ever, in the history of dresses in the universe. You look fab, thanks for sharing all the great photos with Vis Monday.
I used to have a cat dress; I just loved it! Love yours too; and I add stuff to the bottom too. xoxo
Yep…I only wish now that I had a dress with pug heads on it LOL. Guess I will need to paint that one myself.
Thanks Marla : )
It was a great day.
Yes “cat woman” AKA Patti : ) this is a dress clearly with your name written all over it. Maybe it should be tigers though ; P
Who can refuse a dress with cats on it?
You certainly make fashion FUN!!! Such a cute sundress and you look lovely!
Great post and interesting photos!! I enjoy going to St. Jacobs and the market, always something to buy.
Boots and an umbrella makes it pretty sure it won’t rain. It usually rains when you forget them. 😉
Pura vida – enjoy life!!
Happiness at Mid Life says
Great dress & adding the band on the bottom. And those rain boots – I need them in my closet. It doesn’t rain much in Southern CA, when it does rains – it makes it on the news as late breaking (seriously) so I can’t justify buying a pair of rain boots. This town is so quaint, thank you for sharing these photos!
Olga Rani says
Oh, what a pretty dress! Those cats’ heads make it so cute. Interesting photos from the event.
Tiffany Ima says
No rain but you certainly look adorable with those boots!
Kathleen Lisson says
I like Hazel’s hat!
we have lot’s of amish/Mennonites around my home. A mennonite bakery is 3 doors up (YUM)
Love that outfit–I would’ve thought it came with the band on the bottom!
This cat dress is just so freaking cute! I love it with the rain boots 🙂 But I’m glad you brought some non-sweaty shoes along. I love your ombre too. Your hair is just always so great!
Looks like a fun day!
Lisa - respect the shoes says
I like how you lengthened the dress with the patterned trim. Great way to add length and to make the piece more interesting!
Love the dress with the gummies! But I agree, they are not the breathiest of shoes. I have often had a tug o’war getting mine off if I leave them on too long. Very undignified. I think you could get Hazel over to the other side for your devious plan. Possibly may need to hide her hair a tad though. Looks like an amazing market.
Perfectly (or purrfect?) dressed!
Gabriala @StyleHigher.com says
I love that band at the bottom! It makes the dress. CRACK UP about the infiltration plan to obtain those golden recipes. 🙂
Heather Lindstrom says
Great photo of you-and love the frock!! What a fun way to spend an afternoon.
By the way-you cracked me up with your “pulling a rabbit out of your a**’ comment! 😉
Ah, Mennonites come and sell stuff at our farmers’ markets a lot. Looks like an interesting day.
The dress is very cute on you and band ides is very smart!
Lovely day, lovely frock, and thank you a million times for my lovely mennonite lady too!
Were you visiting my blog when I posted my own (entirely different) cat head print dress? I can’t remember, but cat head dresses RULE, and are clearly worn by all the cool kids! I feel like I’m spamming putting this link here, but really I’m not!
Rachel G says
You know, literally the first thing I thought when I saw your picture was–did she add the band or not? I like the outfit–it’s a cool monochromatic look with the rain boots coordinating with the dress!
And just yesterday it looked like rain so we carried umbrellas everywhere….and it didn’t rain at all.
Melanie of the Bag says
I like the idea of your friend being a pickle recipe spy, laugh. Your dress is wonderful with that kitty pattern. Yes, the day you prepare for it, it doesn’t happen…glad you had your shoes with you. Your addition to the hem is a great motivator for me to do the same to some too-short things I have.
I am so in love with your dress! I’m kicking myself for not buying it!
Jan Graham-McMillen says
Wonderful tour notes … I particularly love travel when it involves a lot of dining!
You look kitteh-cute in this very simple little sun dress! And it’s all the better for the addition of the band. I have to remember that when I find a dress that’s just a bit too short. A mini on real people usually means just above the knee on me, though! Any tips on how to choose fabric or any sewing issues to consider?
Thanks Carmen. Maybe we’ll run into each other one day there : )
Ah the sad life of living where the weather is always beautiful…what’s that? swimming pools and movie stars too? I would give up these boots in a heartbeat to have that year round : )
Right??? Hazel is quite the hat collector Kathleen. I think she must own about 50 of them. Every time we go out she wants to buy another one. She reminds me of you ; P
She has a couple of hats for each different outfit. I need to do a post of her with all her different hats.
That would be too dangerous for me LOL. I need my bakeries far and away from my house.
Thanks Jessi : )
Seems like I’m having to add some length to so many of my dresses and skirts lately. I’m not getting taller, so I must be feeling older.
So you really think they’d notice the fire red “burning in Hell” hair? LOL
I still haven’t opened the jar of crabapple jelly I bought there. I need to wait till my husband gets home from overseas otherwise I fear I will eat it all in one sitting with a spoon and a light chardonnay.
Well…you had to have been quite the magician to do as well as you did with your lost luggage.
Ha ha. So funny I’d forgotten about that cat dress of yours. We are twinsies : )
What is it with dresses and skirts getting shorter and shorter? Or is it just that I am getting older and older? Wait…don’t answer that.
I can’t believe you didn’t scoop it up. This would be purrrfect on you.
Thank you for choosing to link up with Style Sessions.
I have a large basket of fabric that I am able to choose from. I went a bit crazy when buying for my fabric necklaces so I have lots of options. I just pick up what I think might work and put it by the dress. You would be able to do this easily since you are an artist and instinctively know what works together.
As far as the sewing goes…I am terrible at sewing. Really awful. But I’ll explain as best as I can…I cut the fabric to twice the width and about 1/2 inch of what I need. Normally since I bought so little of the fabric this requires me stitching 2 bands together. I fold the fabric in half, iron, then fold down the edges and iron and stitch on both sides. This makes it into a large long piece of double sided fabric ribbon. I pin it all to the dress and sew. The end bit can get a little tricky and since most of my dresses are circle skirts they can be difficult. I don’t close and cut the ends until I have stitched 95% of the ribbon to the dress already. Otherwise I can end up short.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for popping by Lauren : )
Lady à la Mode says
I’m obsessed with your dress… the print is so cute and the cut/fit is dreamy!
P.S. while in Greece there were def. riots going on and a lot of streets blocked off… but nothing violent! people just trying to voice their frustrations.
Lady à la Mode
Jean of all trades says
Love that dress! The cats are too cute! Last time I visited my parents, we went to St. Jacobs (They live in Kitchener). The market is a great place for fresh produce and amazing baked goods!
Kitty dress!!! amazing!! and i love it with the wellies! you are looking stunning as always lady! thanks for joining in the Passion For Fashion Link up xx