Hi my darlings, summer is here, even though it may be just for today!
Yes, summer is here today but may be gone tomorrow, from S17's track record to-date, so let's wear summer dresses whilst the sun shines.
I recently saw a post here on The Vivienne Files, a repeat of an older post, and it got me thinking that my navy bardot dress hasn't come out to play at all this summer. So I remedied that little oversight of mine on this sunny day.
On came the bardot dress, with my shoulder strap adaptation.
The so talented Janice had put together some lovely variations in her post based around a simple navy dress, so I thought it would be fun to see how many of those colour combos I had already tried. My navy bardot dress featured on several posts last year, like here.
It featured in my best buys of 2016 post here, where I chose a monochrome look with a navy cardi slung over the shoulders and worn with neutral nude heeled sandals.
Janice's navy with pink.
My navy and pink, from last year.
Jamie's next set, maybe a bit Blushy, but I see the left cardi going in the direction of beige.
And classy navy and beige had inspired me to save these pics of Helen - I do so want to have a go at this combo, so I'm saving it for another day.
Similarly, I would love to try Janice's suggestion of yellow with navy, but I still can't find my yellow cardi, so that one is on back burner too.
But navy and jade, oh how my eyes opened admiringly when I saw this pairing in her recent post reprise.
I searched my back issues and saw that I'd made some steps in that direction last year, with turquoise jewellery.
But I wanted to try jade. I love navy and green together. It excites me. It whets my whistle!
So having started with a jade necklace, I went a rummaging in my wardrobe.
I came up with my lovely jade, pink and navy soft silk scarf.
Why hadn't I thought of pairing it with the dress before I do not know, for I loved the blend.
I tried it loosely.
First casually to the side.
Then more centrally when my jade cardi was slipped on to complete the look.
And thus my navy with jade outfit was complete. I'll tell you where I took this little outfit in my next post.
Of course, the cardi was discarded by the time I reached my destination, I'm pleased to say, as the day was gorgeously warm and sunny!
So, Janice and I are on the same wavelength with navy. A simple navy dress can enjoy so many pretty pairings.
What about you? Do you have a simple navy dress?
Do you enjoy seeing how many different colourways you can can get from this stylishly classic neutral?
A la perchoine.