Friday, April 12, 2019

Cranberry Spring

This year spring has started off on such a cold note that even my daffodils are shivering to come out to play. With that said I've been dragging my feet on breaking out my spring and summer wardrobe and have instead been relying on my winter pieces. To add some festivity to my winter wardrobe I've added a new dress in rich cranberry red. I found this material in the clearance bin and how lucky was that?

The material had a nice texture to it and a good hand. It was also heavy enough for a cold weather dress but still has a nice dress weight drape. Over the weekend though, I had the perfect opportunity to get some great shots of this dress and knowing good ol' Michigan, this dress may be an excellent spring dress because it can get chilly.

I chose a 50s pattern that we have seen before here and I chose the notched neckline with the 3/4 sleeves. Instead of the skirt in the pattern, I chose a full circle skirt and I'm so glad that I did. I think this dress just oozes glamour.

 Best of all the options for accessories are almost endless from navy to black to tans to even greens and violet. For this wearing, I chose a dark tan purchased belt, a tan 50s hat with little qooky feathers (which I love), and gloves and a bag to match. It was cold earlier in the day so my hand multi era trench coat was a blessing to have. . . Partly because it is the only coat I have that works with my 50s full skirted looks. . . All my other coats are too narrow or too short.


  1. I love the colour of your dress. It is still chilly in the UK as well

    1. Thank you! Yes, this was meant to be a winter dress at first but when the weather refused to warm up, it became a spring dress. At this rate, it may become an all season dress. . .