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Black & Blue

We finally had a day without heavy rain. I’m not complaining because where I live we have been in a drought for the past few years. That being said, our area experienced mudslides, flooding, downed trees and power outages. I had to check the road conditions for my husband because he drives over “the mountain,” and the road had sustained some serious mudslides.

Even though we have had intense rain over the past few days, I still decided to wear a dress. My mission last year was to increase the number of dresses in my wardrobe.  I’ve discovered that I love dresses because of how easy it is to look put together with very little effort. I also adore dresses with different patterns. When I saw this dress from the Loft, I knew I had to have it. The purchase was made even better with a 40% off offer.

This dress is black with a dark blue  leaf like pattern and beautiful flower designs. It kind of reminds me of the weather we’ve been having – dark and stormy with the promise of the flowers to come.

I wore this dress with a long silver necklace that I received from my very first Stitch Fix box along with a shorter silver necklace that has the letter “C”. The black heels are from JC Penny’s purchased about two years ago. I’m also wearing black striped tights purchased from the Loft.

This dress is great for work or for special events. I wore this dress for a special week-end in Mendocino with my husband. It was special because it was my birthday week-end. Our anniversary is in August, so the stay at the bed and breakfast was my anniversary gift to my husband. It was a happy coincidence that my birthday fell on a week-end this year.

Because of the pattern on the dress, I think it looks great with or without accessories. Of course, the beautiful dahlias in the background are lovely accessories  to just about anything!

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