…or should that be Pink Cougar, haha… not that I agree with that term but unfortunately I’m heading (read: hurtling at breakneck speed) into that age bracket! I haven’t worn this dress for a little while as it really has to be cold for it to be comfortable but I thought it was a little while since I’d put up anything colourful so here you go, and Melbourne had its coldest night in two years a few nights ago so I suppose it’s appropriate now.
I made it out of a great big fringed scarf/poncho-type thing that cost $5 at an op shop, of course I did not take any before photos because at the time that I made it (last year or so) I hadn’t even considered doing a blog. So anyway I loved the colour but thought the original garment would make me look like a “woman of a certain age” (you know, the sort with “tuckshop arms”) out for a night at the opera or something, so made it into this dress instead. Usually I wear it with a belt like the studded one in this post, for instance.
I cut the fringing off at each end of the scarf, folded the material and turned it into a neck warmer type thing but foolishly didn’t put a zip or anything in it at the back so I have to wreck my (perfect, of course) hair every time I want to take it on or off, resulting in me never having worn it in public. I might have to rework it for it to be wearable.
The purple tights were a few dollars from an op shop (they were new! I got pink ones from the same place) and the gold and silver wedges were an amazing $3, of course also from an op shop as were the massive gold earrings which you probably can’t really see but I could basically wear as earmuffs.
LOVE this!! You look delicious!… you made this?? wow. although I do like the sound of the poncho! I like my ponchos! I also love this colour combination, wear it often. …and those earrings are fabulous! Must keep you warm…Cougar. Sleek animal but I LOATHE the personified term. And I am in that age bracket. Supposedly. It's derogatory. Unneccessary. Another way to cut a woman down. Hypocritical. Delusional. When I hear younger women use it to describe an attractive older woman it makes me sad. These girls are going to be older one day. Shit. newsflash. Everyone is. …for the record… I haven't been described in this way but a few of my friends who are newly divorced and dating -and dating younger men even!- have experienced this. Doesn't make them feel good. Makes them feel ashamed to be normal, healthy, sexual women. Why the need to make women feel they are sexually dirty? and you know this happens at every age stage. sheesh.Whoops. The diatribe has spoken…
LOVE it, particularly the sleeve/shoulder detailing! Very elegant! I love wearing bright colours in winter as it makes you feel cheery and warm 🙂
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gorgeous colours – you look sleek! but you've got me thinking about winter already and we're only just starting summer in the UK!
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The fring scarf looks really pretty!! And those purple tights?! Wow, I love it!! xoxoxoxo
Love it!!Colour blocking like that can me so hard to pull off, but you look great – a BIG SMILE helps :DCharlotte xxThe Style Rail
Great dress – not cougar-ish at all! Love the colour combo, although I'm with Clare, we're just starting to see summer here in Canada!
very bright and exciting colors!I saw that you commented on a recent post of Rumi's at Fashion Toast and I thought that you might be interested in my post where I did a DIY body chain: http://www.fvncy.com/2010/06/tied-up.htmlKeepItFvncy,M.E.
very cute outfit, I love the purple tights, thats such a nice shade.
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