every spring i am on the lookout for the perfect safari dress. years ago, when we lived in houston i stumbled across my very first khaki wraparound dress with a wide brown belt that cinched my waist – i think the designer was anne klein. and i wore a pair of paisley ralph lauren ballet flats with it. this was one of those outfits that made me feel #likeaboss when i wore it. does anyone else have a similar memory of an outfit with that kind of power?
well, that dress is long gone, but its legacy lives on. and, it is the reason i always have one eye peeled for a safari chic look. today’s ootd pales in comparison to the original dress i wore 30 years ago, but i do like its simple lines, lace details (on trend for spring), and patch pockets. plus, it’s sleeveless which will serve me well come summer. georgia typically heats up by the end of may and stays that way ’til september. this year i plan to add more skirts and dresses into my wardrobe lineup to combat the heat. when we lived in a tropical climate that’s the way i played it – and it worked.
but back to today’s outfit… since our temps are hovering in the 60’s i added a camo bomber jacket for an extra layer of warmth. a pair of suede block heel booties add a little oomph and are soooo comfortable. this pair is by marc fisher that i recently purchased from a brick and mortar store. however, i cannot for the life of me find this particular pair online – so i linked similar items. a gold cuff and gold earrings complete the look along with a statement handbag.
labels: dress Ralph Lauren; jacket (similar here and here); booties Marc Fisher (similar here and here); cuff Chico’s (similar here); earrings Chico’s (similar here)
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
A safari dress is a good look on you. Some outfits linger on in our fashion memory. I had some nude wedges years ago that went with everything. Can’t find anything even close. Hope your weather is good…we are expecting more winter temps and precipitation…ugh… xoxo
Very cute! Some clothes just do get worn to death they’re that good. I hear you. Those booties are fun–nice heel details. You look perennially great!
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