Sunday, 10 February 2019

LACE MAXI DRESS

Hi everyone, hope you are all well.
LACE MAXI DRESS
I have been in such a good mood until yesterday when I learnt that Google + is introducing some changes and all the comments that have been posted on my blog over the years have been erased.  Gone forever, and will never be back.  What a disappointment.  The only consolation I can find in this grim situation is the rest of the blog is still there, at least for the time being, and from now on the comments will be powered directly by Blogger.  So please leave your comments on my posts in Blogger, below, if you can, your support will be greatly appreciated.  BTW, has anyone else has encountered a similar problem?  Please let me know how you are dealing with it.
LACE MAXI DRESS
But the show must go on, so back to the post at hand.  The Sydney summer is still on and the heat is quite intense with the more heat is yet to come in February.  It is not that I want the summer to end because then the winter will come and we will complaint about the cold,  I just wish that the weather will be slightly cooler with less humidity so that we don't need to use the air-conditioning that is the main cause of summer colds and flu.
LACE MAXI DRESS
I can't speak for the rest of Australia, but the two fabrics choice which totally dominate this summer fashion scene in Sydney are linen and lace.  In my last post I shared with you my linen pants outfit (read the whole story here) and now is the turn to talk about lace.  Two years ago while on holiday in Sorrento, Italy I bought myself, (not knowing that it will become a fashion fad) a very cute lace dress (seen here) which I casually wear during the day.   However, I have for some time been on the hunt for a new dress which would be suitable to wear to more glorious events, like a concert at the opera house or a gallery exhibition, for example.
LACE MAXI DRESS
I saw this lace maxi dress at Zara during their massive post-Christmas sale.  It looked simple but has a subdued elegance about it.   I like that the colour is off-white neutral colours which looks great against sun-kissed tanned skin and gives a sense of cool calm.  
"...BECAUSE A DRESS IS SUBDUED, 
IT CALLS FOR STRONG BOLD ACCESSORIES..."
The lace is rather subtle and it is semi sheer at the bottom due to the partial lining which is removable, by the way, which gives me the option to wear any colour slip underneath depending on my mood, the occasion or choice of accessories.  The A-silhouette with a V-cut neck is very flattering and the fringe around the hem adds some boho feel to it.  Did I mention that the price tag was heavily reduced?
LACE MAXI DRESS
This images were taken in the garden surrounding  the Art Gallery of NSW where we came to see exhibition of Modern Art from The Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg.  I was very excited to see it because the last time I visited The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg was more then forty years ago while I was still living in Russia.  It was a warm and sunny day, perfect for my new light lace dress.  I wanted to keep the neutral palette and carried a handbag in a similar neutral colour (it is my old Louis Vuitton which is now considered vintage, lol).

LACE MAXI DRESS
Because the dress is rather subdued, it calls for strong bold accessories like my oversized golden tribal earrings that  and multicultural beaded bracelet that I bought many years ago at the Green Market Square in Cape Town.  The black slides with gold trimming around the heel completed my outfit of the day.
LACE MAXI DRESS

LACE MAXI DRESS
We received an invitation to the opening night of 2019 season at Sydney Opera House and I am thinking of wearing this dress again but will probably accessorise it with pearls, take an evening handbag and maybe wear a different pair of shoes.  We will see.  I will keep you posted.

Until then,

Anna
xoxo















16 comments:

  1. It's such a pretty dress, even better you scored it on sale! :)

    I'm a little annoyed all my comments will vanish - I commented on a lot of places under my google + profile and all the responses I left to people on my blog were under google plus so it's going to look like I don't respond to people, ugh. But hey, that's the price we pay for using free tools right? haha!

    Hope that you are having a lovely start to your week :) I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  2. Thank you for your kind words Mica. I can't believe the Google did it to us but your are right about using something for nothing. Have you considered moving to Wordpress? The weather in Sydney is scorching. How is at your end?

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  3. Beautiful Maxi dress and accessories Google plus was such an amazing tool I hate to see it go forever. Have a lovely week beautiful xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/02/breathe-in-breathe-out.html

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  4. I'm really sad about Google going. I get quite a good response from there for the blog. It all boils down to money in the end doesn't it Anna. Love the dress. Very elegant xx

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    1. I guess you are right about the money, Laurie.

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  5. Yes, it looks like Google+ is going off. It is so frustrating... Hopefully a Blogger platform will stay. I love this dress, Anna! White is my favorite color for summer!

    Tatiana
    https://myfabforties.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Tatiana, hope they will sort it out without any further losses for us, poor bloggers

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  6. I use Disqus for comments. Maybe you can find something and have your Google+ comments exported over? That dress is so pretty! Love the fringe detail!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  7. I absolutely love the dress, it's gorgeous.

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  8. Love the accessories you paired with the dress!

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