For those of you that follow me on Instagram you will have already seen me trying on this dress at Anthropologie. It was on super sale and even though I was supposedly on a “spending freeze” challenge with Alice, she told me she had already caved after a mere…what? 10 days? So she gave me the green light to simply “buy it or walk away!”
You can see that it didn’t take too much persuading to get me to walk out of the store with it.
I wore this on our little getaway to discover some of Ontario’s west coast. We just got back yesterday. Thus my lack of blogging lately.
I wore this dress to the Gaol, where the second last public hanging in Canada took place in 1869.
It has pockets, is fully lined and 100% cotton, basically the perfect dress to wear to jail.
Back when this jail was constructed profanity and unladylike behaviour could get you thrown in. Think of how many of us would be behind bars right now.
Goderich is a picturesque little town on the shores of Lake Huron with a rich history and the most delicious donuts I’ve ever tasted.
I had my hair in braids for our hike and someone wanted to know if I was Anne (of Green Gables fame). Ha! I’ll take that as a compliment.
Goderich is home to the largest rock salt mines in the world. Do you use Sifto Salt? That is where it comes from.
A wicked storm blew in the last night we were there. We sat and watched it from our patio while drinking some wine.
In 2011 Goderich was devastated by a tornado that ripped through the town, killing one person and injuring 37, causing 100 million dollars in damage.
Apparently there were some sightings of a tornado over lake Huron the night we were there.
Have you ever witnessed a tornado?
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First you nearly die of heat exhaustion and then someone had the nerve to throw you in jail? You must have been released on the grounds of good dressing. 😉
Love the fabrics at Anthropologie. It’s like a clothing art gallery in there. You owl bag is darling with the dress!
I new there had to be a cheeky explanation for your post title. Fun. The pictures…except the jail, are very tranquil. My goodness nature is amazing. And so is your perfect dress. It’s hard to resist Anthro.
No Fear of Fashion says
Lovely dress. Seems Anthropologie only has lovely items… Very dangerous for our get-together. Shoes are perfect with the dress.
I don’t mind your little postings as I was on holiday too, so not much time either.
two birds says
Wow, what a fun little trip! And the dress is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for jail! I have witnessed a couple of tornados in my life but, thankfully, nothing as awful as you described. Yikes!
Now don’t you look nice?! I think you really had not choice…this dress was YOURS! I like how you paired it with the oxfords in the photo below and also liked your braids and jumpsuit. Thank you for sharing your photos. Canada is such a pretty country for natural beauty and these photos are no exception.
Tornadoes? Yep’ (they’re common in Arkansas) and can’t say that I miss them in the least.
A lovely post about Goderich, thanks for cultural information. Ontario is a wonderful country. And your dress is wonderful, and the outfit with hat, and adorable shoes. I love the detail located at the waist of the dress, and I love your purse. The jumpsuit, the end, is also very nice.
Jodie filogomo says
Suzanne….Do they not have tornadoes in Canada (if not, that’s very lucky and maybe I should move—oh, except you don’t have Target), We just had a couple sightings last night (i happened to be caught in the hailstorm a couple miles away)
This dress is wonderful….it looks like you have a belt on, yet you don’t so the hot flashes may stay at bay, eh? (i was a poet in another life).
As for the spending freeze….I tried it kinda, and it worked….not! I admit…I’m weak! jodie
suzanne carillo says
Oh no we have them. That is why this little town was devastated by one 4 years ago as I mentioned. We just don’t have Target ; P Really it isn’t as hard getting by without them as you’d think.
Gorgeous dress, and great photos from your trip. You look great in braids and I wish I could taste those doughnuts!
The dress is wonderful. <3 It feels like summer! Beautiful colors and patterns!
Mmmmm, donuts. looks like a great getaway, and you look gorgeous in your new dress, xox
Pretty dress. I loved “Anne of GG.” Of all the bloggers I know, you’re the one I believe is most likely to end up in prison… 🙂
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
Happiness at Mid Life says
Glad I wasn’t the only one that caved 🙂 This dress was meant to be yours – it looks fab on you! Beautiful photos, looks like a very tranquil place to visit.
Well, I say a spending freeze is really more of a “suggestion” – especially when something fabulous comes along, like this dress. So lovely on you. Great pictures from your vacation – looks like fun. Glad you were sprung from jail :)!
Jazzy Jack says
Looks like a great holiday. My favourite is you in braids looking about 10!
No tornados here in Oz as far as I know! One of the few dangerous things we lack.
Loving those turquoise shoes witht the dress. And those waterlilies look so real they look plastic! Xo Jazzy Jack
Love the holiday story that you shared there. Looking fab in your dress. Not feeling like a tourist at all.
Sheela Goh says
So you had me at the word “jail”!!! And those blue strappy concoctions on your feet? Breathtaking 🙂
I grew up in the Goderich area and that was usually the beach of choice in the summer. It was such a pretty little town, especially the town square, which was completely destroyed by the tornado. I haven’t been there since the storm, so I don’t know how much they have re-built.
Such a pretty dress – you would certainly get out of jail early for excellent style behaviour!
Darlene Fadem says
I had no idea what to expect after reading your post’s title…you had me scared! lol
I adore that dress and the bag is super cute too!!!
For a moment I wondered if you’d been arrested for putting your undies in the frozen meat section! (re. Suzanne’s previous post) Excellent jail-bird outfit. We would certainly have lots of fun with the whole gang in jail behaving in unladylike fashion with lots of profanity.
Lake Huron is one the most beautiful Great Lakes I think, although I’ve never officially rated them. I’m glad you got a getaway!! I hope you feel refreshed.
Oo it looks like you had a wonderful time! Such fab colours in that dress.
I’ve never seen a tornado, we get mini ones here in the UK sometimes x
Anne the SpyGirl says
The fabrics in your very pretty dress look like African Wax Print to me. Anthro stuff is beautiful, and WAY beyond my budget. I know, sales, but then there is the temptation of all the shiny objects NOT on sale. Sigh.
Looks like Goderich will be on my itinerary when I circumnavigate Canada in 2019. 😉
Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix) says
Of course you had to buy it. It would have been criminal NOT to have bought it! I would have thrown away the key on you if you’d passed up that cute little number. Not only is it a fabulous print but the turquoise is a fabulous colour on you and those sandals rock!
Hope you enjoyed your break.
Dawn Lucy says
Love the dress! Definitely worth breaking your spending freeze! And you’re just adorable with your hair in braids! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and hope you’re having a fab weekend!
Great post Suzanne, I love visiting Goderich and the surrounding area, Ontario has so much to see and do!
You have an amazing wardrobe, but this dress is my favourite! You look gorgeous and the strappy turquoise sandals are perfect for it.
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
Anne commented about the fabric looking African wax print…I was thinking the same thing! I love it, especially the colour palette! And the shoes! Sublime!
Looks like you enjoyed a great little escape. Sometimes we’re so intent on seeing the world, that we overlook our backyards! I’m happy you shared!
Natalia Lialina says
That’s a wild dress, isn’t it? Love the travel photos. Thank goodness the jail visit was not too long. 😉 xxx
Mrs C says
Huh? That was my first reaction when I read the title of this post. If jail comes with this dress I’m sure many of us would be behind bars. Pretty dress and yes, I remember it from Insta. Good move to get it 🙂 I’ve never actually visited a jail before. I wanted to see Alcatraz when I was in SF last couple of years but it was closed due to that Government shut down.. bummer! But it is still high on my must-do list. I hope you had a good break!
Delightful summer dress! And the shoes and bag are wonderful too…
Ontario’s west coast is amazing!!
Rachel G says
Yeah, this wasn’t a dress to walk away from. Love the turquoise sandals, too! The comment about Anne of Green Gables made me laugh!
Hey Suzanne! You look beautiful! I adore that whole outfit- you look beautiful! Turquoise shades are my absolute favourites! Your trip looks really fun and yes, you do look like Anne Shirley!!! I need to do a shopping ban/freeze again- I feel out of control at the moment!x
Nice dress and it looks like a lovely small trip!
Luckily I never had an encounter with a tornado. Must be scary s**t!
Seems like quite a fun trip! It is always fun to hear about people’s travels 🙂
Yes, I lived in a place where some tornados touched down (about three in one evening. There was a fourth but it touched down in the north and there were no towns). Our town had little damage, but half a town to the south of us was destroyed, which was quite sad. It was quite surreal, really. The skies took on the most eerie qualities the day before, and it felt more like a really bad rainstorm than that scene from the Wizard of Oz. However, when it was done, we and half the town went to eat out…