Hello all! Jana here from small town, BIG SMILE! I'm so excited to be posting this lovely dress. I borrowed it from Dus in the Spring and have been eagerly waiting to share it's loveliness!! I wanted to borrow it while it was still cool enough to pair it with tights (who am I kidding, Canada is almost always cool enough for tights!!), because the colours in the dress are so amazing, who wouldn't want to have fun layering it??
I couldn't decide exactly how to style it... with a belt, without a belt? What kind of hair accessories?? So, naturally, I styled it two different ways. My first style was with a rose in my hair, which I felt enhanced the Spanish feel of the dress, and with a matching belt at the waist to tailor the dress a bit. I originally planned on wearing red tights with this dress... and then I thought maybe magenta, as it's not a colour I can match easily with other dresses... but in the end, bright blue won out. The other girls had opted for various shades of pinks and purples, so I felt I had to try a different colour.
Next option, I swapped the flower for a felt floppy hat (which I dubbed my Pioneer Woman hat), and took off the belt for a looser fit. I have to say, while my gut instinct was to wear the belt, I liked the dress so much better without!
Outfit details: Dress: borrowed from Dus, Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens, Hat: American Apparel, Tights & Belt: Target, Flower: Vintage Box 1947
See Hannah's styling here.
This dress, while not normally my every-day style, was one of my favourite borrowed dresses yet. I was devastated to send it back... I'm hoping to get a chance to borrow it again and have more fun styling it with different colours and accessories!