Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My Little Blue Dress....and an Introduction

Hello readers! Did you have a good Labor Day? Ours was very low key which was nice after all my travels. In fact, I just finally got my suitcase fully unpacked and laundry finished this past weekend. Should I even admit that?! It always takes me awhile to get things back to normal after a trip. I want to share another LBD with you today. But, this time, it's a Little Blue Dress that I bought while I was traveling. 

I saw this dress at a Walmart in West Virginia and it was offered in an assortment of colors. Since I had recently purchased a little black dress, I decided to go with blue this time. Although the dress is similar in style to my black dress, this one stands out because of the faux turtleneck collar. I really like that feature. The material is a little thinner than the black dress I purchased at Stein Mart. But, the price was also much less. This little blue dress cost $9 and some change which is a wonderful price point! 

Blue is such a favorite color of mine, that I decided to accessorize with blue as well. There's a whole lot of blue going on in this outfit! The loafer style I'm wearing (or maybe it's a moccasin style?) is by Aerosoles. It says "StitchNTurn" on the inside of the shoe. When I bought these quite awhile ago at DSW, I was attracted to the blue suede color and the silver buckle and tassels that add that "something extra" to the look. These shoes are very comfortable. The link I'm providing doesn't show the tassels. 

I've had this handbag for a long, long time. Sometimes, when I am on a clean-out binge, I have considered not keeping it but I always decide to hang onto it. I like the blue and white colors, the zipper opening (which opens extra large) and the carry handles. It's a perfect match for this outfit! The brand, for anyone who is interested, is VR Classic. I found an Etsy link that shows a rare VR Classic purse which sure looks similar to mine. Told you I had this purse for a long time!!

I love the way this dress feels against my skin and the swing style is flattering and comfortable. The dress is a little longer in the back than the front which is nice. I think blue is one of those colors that can be mixed and matched with different blue shades and it looks good. You can see different shades of blue with the dress, my jewelry, my handbag and the shoes...and yet all of the shades work together well in this ensemble. 

So, if you like this look you might want to head on out to Walmart and see what they have in this style. Like I mentioned earlier, they had this dress in different colors. And you can't beat the price! This isn't a sponsored or gifted post. I just like the dress! OK..are you ready for an introduction???

I would like to introduce you to our new cat, Cassie!  We've actually had her as a member of our family for several weeks now, but due to the tragic loss of our Frisky and out of respect for him, I waited until now to introduce Cassie Cat. She is a joy to have in our family. She looks so much like my first cat, Morris, that it is uncanny. But, she certainly has her own personality and has quickly been teaching us the ropes of being her humans! It was very sad and shocking for us to have lost Frisky after only 10 days and this loss came after losing Gracie, Groucho and Annie in the past three years. So, it is wonderful to, once again, have a young and healthy cat who is rambunctious, playful and, most of all, loving, in our home once more! I'm sure you will be hearing more about her (and possibly from her) in the months and years to come!

Hope you'll take a moment to let me know what you think about the little blue dress and anything else you would like to share with me! And for those of you who are wondering, the Prayer Breakfast went very well this morning. It was well attended and it was a blessing for me to be with those lovely ladies. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement!

Until Next Time,


Karen said...

Welcome to Cassie! She's gorgeous Debbie, and I'm happy you have the joy of being someone's human again! What a pretty face she has! Pets add so much to our lives, that's for sure!! I love your blue dress. I have been gravitating more toward navy as a neutral lately (I have SO much black!!!) and really like it. It pairs well with so much (even black!), and you styled it beautifully! I can't believe that dress is from Walmart and on $9 and some change! I'm going to have to spend a little more time looking at clothing when I'm in there. This is inspirational! I'm trying to spend less on things for work as I approach retirement, and need to fill some gaps but I'm concentrating more on my casual wardrobe now (anticipating the future!)and would love to pick up some bargain dresses for my remaining time in the full time workforce. I'm going to have to look for this one!! (Hang onto that bag, it's great!!)

Sharon said...

Debbie, I really like your blue dress and accessories, especially those shoes. What a beautiful color and style; they look so comfortable. It was such a treat seeing a picture of Cassie. What a sweet addition to your family1

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hi Karen: I'm happy to be someone's human again, also! Cassie is a sweet girl and she is certainly energetic! We're not used to having so much energy in the house. Ha! I really like navy as a color. I find that solids work well for me over lots of pattern. I hope that your comments about retirement mean that it is on the horizon for you! I think you will truly enjoy the time that retirement gives you. I'm keep the bag for sure!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. Those shoes are comfortable. I just need to wear them more. I always gravitate to my tennis shoes when I know I will be doing lots of walking. Glad you finally got to see what Cassie looks like!

Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Debbie! I love a great swing dress! Comfy and stylish all in one. This is a striking color on you and I love it with the suede shoes.
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Antionette Blake said...

I love this dress, and like LBD, you can never have too many sleeveless dresses in the closet. Cute, casual and chic. #TopoftheWorldLinkup

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

What a wonderful dress, Debbie. And CAssie looks like such a dear!
Thanks so much for joining us in the Ageless Style Linkup!

Julie Bagamary said...


highlatitudestyle said...

Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This cat looks nice and cute.