Monday, 11 January 2021

THE PUFF-SLEEVE TREND IS STILL ON

 Hello dear friends, how have you been so far?

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

This is my first post of 2021 and I want it to be special.  I am calling it an opening statement that conveys a message about my personality and fashion choices.

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

And what could be better to support such a statement like a dress in a strikingly contrasting and bold black and white stripes with voluminous shoulders and a daring asymmetrical slit like this from Rotate I am wearing today?  

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

Some might think that there are one too many strong features have been crammed into one dress and that less is more and I normally would agree but because the main silhouette of it is quite simple and fluid, all the elements seems to be in harmony with it and that is what attracted me to it.

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves  

This dress is definitely not for the "faint-hearted" but if you have confidence, believe in yourself and are not afraid of making a fashion statement, this dress is just for you.

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

When it came to choose what shoes I should wear with this dress, for a split moment I contemplated the thought of following the social convention and put on a pair of sneakers but then I was running the risk of minimising the impact of the dress which was not my intention, so I perished the thought right there and then.  Deep down I knew that the heels would be the only way to go and the higher they are, the better.  

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

And so I reached deep into my closet and got out a pair of shoes that I haven't worn for a very long time -  black high heel double strapped shoes with golden buckles that I purchased many years ago at the Louis Vuitton Mason Champs Elysees.  

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

The first few steps were quite shaky, I obviously forgot how to wear heels but then the instinct and the years of Pilates kicked in and I found my balance and strength of my core and everything fell into place.  The heels have an amazing power, no wonder women have been wearing them for centuries despite the warning from the orthopedics, but they give us height, improve our posture, elongate our legs and force us to walk with our heads held high.  

Black and white striped dress with puff sleeves

Having two strong pieces in one outfit was enough so my white tea-drop pearl earrings and a matching ring were my only other accessories.

The puff-sleeve trend is still on

SO HERE COMES MY NEW YEAR RESOLUTION-DON'T GIVE UP ON HEELS 👠👠👠!!!

What is yours?

Until then,

Anna

xoxo








































24 comments:

  1. What a stunning dress (and heels)! You wear it so well. Lise

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  2. Wonderful! And it looks so very good on you. Don't you just love those sleeves!

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  3. Wow! First of all those shoes are amazing (I would fall flat on my face if I wore them) and I love the statement this dress gives. It is definitely not too much! Sure is nice to dress up even if there is not outing planned.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you Mireille, I am sure you will find your balance, it's only a couple of first steps that are tricky :)

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  4. Anna...this is absolutely gorgeous!! We really should make a statement because we won't be around forever. And why not feel good about ourselves??
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  5. Wow Anna! Gorgeous! You are definitely bringing in 2021 in style!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  6. Absolutely love this dress, you look so chic! And totally agree on the resolution on not giving up heels! Yay!

    Life is a Shoe

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  7. You look stunning in this black and white stripes dress!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  8. Happy new year! it's such a fun statement dress and you wear it well! I like your thought for how to welcome in the new year on the blog with a great outfit too, maybe I should try that next year! I spent the first day of the new year wearing some of my new clothes and accessories I got for Christmas, haha!

    Hope that you are having a great week! :) We are looking forward to having a picnic today, making the most of the warm weather :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thank you Mica, we are having great weather at the moment. Hopefully it will stay that way. Have a great weekend

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  9. I've never seen such an amazing dress- how fabulous!

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  10. Such a stunning dress Anna - a real show stopper! Thanks for sharing at #WowOmWednesday

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  11. Anna, you are stunning! What a fabulously bold and beautiful dress. I love how you kept your accessories to a minimum to allow the dress to really shine. I love a good pair of sky high heels, too! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining the Stylish Monday link party.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  12. So Avant Garde! Love this statement dress and the shoes paired with it. Happy new year Anna xx

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    1. thank you Laurie, I haven't thought about it this way. Love your taking on it

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