Bathrobe or Dress? You Make The Call!
Well, as promised, I am styling my red plaid high-low dress again, this time as a dress and not with leggings or pants. I decided to go for the all red theme, so I'm accessorizing the look with my red straw box purse and my fantastic new red booties. If it's too much red overkill for you just enjoy the beautiful Fall scenery in the background! We're hitting peak week for Fall colors right now.
In my last post about this dress, I wore it belted. Today, I decided to wear it loose. I must tell you that this dress is not "form fitting" and is quite loose and billowy. It makes it very comfortable, but I'm not sure I love the look. Especially after my husband walked in the kitchen while I was cooking dinner and said, "Is that my bathrobe you're wearing?" Ummmm, no, it's my dress thank you very much! (Men!) Anyway, I do love the loose comfy feel.
Now, let's talk about these spiffy new ankle boots. I have sworn off buying any shoes that are not comfortable and ones I can walk in for long periods of time. (No more 20 minute heels!!) I have wanted some red booties for quite a while but they are hard to find without high heels on them. I found these at Stein Mart and they are a wedge type style. I didn't know if they would work or not, so I spent a lot of time walking around Stein Mart wearing them to make sure! I got a strange look from one of the sales ladies because I was wearing the shoes for awhile but I wanted to make sure they were comfortable! The brand is Impo and the style is the Garwyn. Check out the link and you can see the shoe up close. They are on sale at a great price, plus I had an additional 20% off coupon that I used, so it was truly a win, win purchase! There is just something about red shoes that makes a girl feel like ooh la la when wearing them! Even if you are wearing them with a plaid bathrobe. Ha!
In all seriousness, though, I do think I would like this look better with black tights added and the dress belted. But, it wouldn't be nearly as comfortable. Sigh...fashion or comfort? What would you do? Hope you'll leave a comment. I love hearing from you. And get yourself some red shoes, ladies. You too will be saying, "Ooh la la!" And feel free to wear them with your bathrobe if you wish! 😉
And, here are two more photos taken on our Fall excursion this afternoon. Photo credits for these two photos go to William Ross. The photo with me is on our driveway. The mountain view is from just up our road. Photos property of Debbie Styles Life.
Until Next Time,
The older I get, the more I vote for comfort with my own clothing. I like both looks for your dress, however--the more comfy look and the belted look. I'm seeing that black and red print all over the place. It seems to be a very popular pattern right now in shirts, dresses, and jackets, although I haven't yet seen it in bathrobes! The last photo of your blog is breathtaking. How wonderful to live so close to such a view!
Hi Debbie, this is such an interesting post - I loved reading it. First off, belted or non-belted? Mmm... For me, it would be belted, I think, simply because I'm an 'hour-glass' shape: my waist is small in comparison with my boobs and hips, and I'm also not very tall. So a wide belt would 'winch me in' and keep me from looking like a rectangle! Because I'm shortish, I might go for full length boots, to lengthen my legs. The material looks warm and cosy, slightly brushed maybe? It does look wo comfortable. I noticed your bag in a previous post - very pretty. I love your red booties - we call them 'ankle boots' in Britain - and I've often thought how red shoes or boots have this ability to lift outfits and give them some 'ooh, la, la' glamour, as you say. Finally, I have to comment on those beautiful surroundings - what an amazing place to live. My drive is a patch of block paving with space to park my car! Beautiful pictures.
Both looks are very attractive on you. TFS.
I get it that it's more "flattering" belted, but there are times I get annoyed by that term.
The boots, and accessories can take any outfit and create a masterpiece!!
I finally got your blog back on something other than my tablet (I hope - trying it out!) I do like this dress Debbie. Sometimes I choose things that are looser and billowy because they feel feminine and flowy, if that makes sense. I LOVE the red booties! I have my eye on some red/burgundy flats with a floral design... I'm going more for comfort these days. I have so may pairs of heels from all my years of working and I still like them, but they are relegated now to occasional wear, or when I'll be sitting a lot! Your scenery is so pretty too! But yes to this dress either way. Nice to have several ways to wear the same thing!
Thanks to everyone for your great comments! Karen, I'm glad you got my blog back. What happened?
It looks like a nice outfit for being in the outdoors. It kind of makes me think of a grown up Red Riding Hood on her way to a picnic. (I mean that well.) I have worn some loose fitting dresses in the past. I had a loose high-waisted Laura Ashley dress that I just loved.
I'm not sure Debbie! I'm just glad to have it back on my bigger screen!
Love the red plaid on you! I have a pair of red velvet boots I bought last year I look forward to wearing. Love the fall atmosphere, we finally have some changing leaves!
thanks for linking!
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