Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pink Lady



As promised, here is what I wore to the ballet the other day. I've had this dress for a few years and love it to pieces, yet for some reason I always think it's too fancy to wear to most places. This could be because the places I've lived that are warm enough to wear it (Barcelona and Puebla) are very casual in their dress codes. And also perhaps, because I have never worn very much pink. Either way, it's a bit silly, since it's really quite a simple cotton dress.

Regardless, the ballet turned out to be a perfect occasion to give this dress its spin of the season, and I even found a colour coordinated French style mansion on the way home to really show it off!







Bonus points if you can spot the pervy Mexican man (one of many who make taking outfit shots rather fraught in Guadalajara)

Dress: Gift
Shoes: Liz Claiborne
Bracelet: Self-made


hiven said...

so so beautiful. love all the green

hiven said...

ohh that makes for your background too ;)

marina said...

so pretty!!!


Chaucee said...

Gorgeous dress! I love where you took pictures too.

Rio said...

Oh bonus points attained! Haha! I love the soft pink color of your dress! I am right there with you on thinking things are too fancy even if most people don't! Anytime I wear something other than jeans and a tank, I'm like hmmm maybe too fancy... :)

Diana said...

so lovely! i really adore this dress on you :) its definitely not too fancy but perfection and you look so sweet! great pics it sounds amazing. and you've lived so many cool places. ugh so jealous....


Abi said...

These are absolutely beautiful photos Emily! Love the dress, especially the hemline. Perfect for the ballet.
And I do see a man lurking in the corner. haha!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Spotted! I'm awfully uneasy about taking outfit shots by myself anywhere relatively public. People are just too unpredictable.

Your dress is absolutely darling. I really like where you chose to photograph it, too. It would be fun to prance around the grounds of such a house in a dress like that.

It has always annoyed me, however slightly, when I'm dressed in something and someone asks, "What are you all dressed up for?" A few frills here or there or, gasp, even a dress shouldn't always be deemed as fancy. But, I suppose it really boils down to the place and what people are accustomed to.

RE: I really enjoy the anticipation surrounding a completed roll of film. I had a recent roll turn out to be a total bust, but other times the unexpected happy accidents turn out to be quite the prize.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love these photos! You look so pretty :D

Velvet said...

You are so cute in that dress! Like a sweet little girl. I just love it.

A said...

Seems like a wonderful place. Keeping posting. Love to see more Mexico.

Krystal said...

these pictures are so pretty,girl!

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

It is a pretty dress and the pictures are nicely shot. I like your shoes but your self made bracelet is barely visible.

Amber Rose said...

You are gorgeous. ;)
What ballet did you go see?

Little Monarch said...

ewwww pervy men are the reason why i have not taken an outfit post anywhere else but in my own backyard. im too shy. this dress is perfect for an occassion like the ballet. hope you had fun :)

20 York Street said...

I followed you all the way from Rio's blog and I'm glad I did! I love it.

And bonus points, you're Canadian too, eh?



Wendy said...

Hi Emily,
Thanks for popping in to visit....Love the dress how delicate and stunning...Perfect for the ballet...!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Thanks everyone!

@Kiran: Oops, I guess that's true. I originally had a close-up of the bracelet but it didn't make the cut. It shows up elsewhere on the blog, however!

Lenne said...

You look so sweet in this dress! Definitely going to visit your blog regularly from now on (:


Anthea said...

I'm just enjoying your blog more and more with each post. This dress is so pretty and the backdrop is to die for! How beautiful!

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SMASH said...

Gorgeous! Pale pink was made for you and the mansion+ivy and your beautiful self lagljgn!! So.good.


Patricia fernè said...

Hello, my Dear Emily! Love your dress, amazing background to.


Shallow Mallow said...

So gorgeous! Love it :)

How disappointing, the guy is not wearing a red tracksuit (Donnie Darko fan is me)!

Jenny said...

You look so gorgeous in that dress! lovely photos.

I study creative writing and my minor is sexuality studies/women's studies. I really liked my writing workshops but now I'm totally focusing on gender studies and it is my love! I would have loved to go to school for fashion too...maybe one day.