Another Wrap Dress… with Boots

wrap dress

Another day, another wrap dress…

I have this Baukjen dress in two colours: fuchsia and royal blue. I often buy my favourite clothes in many colours. OK, I confess: I often buy multiples of the exact same item, especially T-shirts, trousers, and sometimes even dresses… But I also have two wardrobes, in two countries. The brilliant idea behind this buying strategy is to have the same well-fitting, tried and tested basics in both of my homes. And it works, to some extent, except that my clothes never seem to stay in the wardrobe / country they were meant for…

40+ style dress
dress: Baukjen

And wrap dresses… I have accumulated quite a few. My excuse is that they travel well: you can just roll them up and toss them into a suitcase. No ironing required. Yes, I’m lazy… or busy, maybe both. Who cares, life’s too short for ironing.

40+ accessories
magnifying glass pendant: Lilja & Lykke / bag: Michael Kors / boots: Jones Bootmaker

And boots… 

I never wear boots as a fashion statement or an alternative to shoes. Given the choice, I would always choose simple pumps or flats even with a dress. However, that is not an option in cold winter weather. Enter boots: you can be warm and look stylish.
Finding good boots is not easy, though. Or maybe I just have unusually thick calves. On the other hand, I conducted a little survey among my friends, and either we all have unusually thick calves or most boots are made for stick insects. I’m inclined to think the latter is true.

What do you think?


PS: I kind of started another blog… I decided that Dilettante Artist needs her own space,, (just click the new, colourful image on the sidebar) where I will be posting (very infrequent) random pictures: illustration, photomanipulation, that sort of thing. Come and pay me a visit and let me know what you think!

Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday and
with Sacramento and Rosy for Share-in-Style
Also linking up with Paige for Stylish Tuesday
Linking up with Happiness at Mid-Life for Throw Back Thursday


  1. Suzanne Carillo Style Files
    9 November 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I LOVE this dress…the colour, the draping, the brilliant fit. No wonder you wanted two of them. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:36 am

      Thanks, Suzanne. I always try to rationalize buying multiples, but maybe I'm just greedy…

  2. Patti
    9 November 2014 / 10:52 pm

    I can see why you wanted this dress in multiples – it's a beauty! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:37 am

      Thanks, Patti!

  3. Pam @ over50feeling40
    9 November 2014 / 11:50 pm

    Amazing dress…so flattering and the color is awesome on you! I would want multiples also! You look gorgeous.

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:38 am

      Thanks, Pam! I love the colour, too. well, I love colour, neutrals are not very kind to me.

  4. Anonymous
    10 November 2014 / 1:08 am

    You wear wrap dresses so well. I love those jewel tones on you as well. Love this dress paired with the boots.

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:39 am

      Boots… I have quite a few… and I keep wearing the same pair all the time, crazy, huh?

  5. Rosy
    10 November 2014 / 12:20 pm

    You need little stuff to look great, dear friend … boots be made to stick insects … hahaha, hilarious but true !!

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:40 am

      I am obsessed with trying to fit my entire wardrobe into a suitcase, so I don't actually have a lot of clothes. I'm a bit neurotic that way…

  6. Marea Dotz
    10 November 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Fuchsia. Such a beautiful flower, beautiful color and beautiful dress. Wow! Every time I click on your blog and find you in jewel tones, I make a mental note to add more color to my wardrobe.

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:41 am

      Thanks, Marea! I love saturated colours, and they seem to be kind to my face, too.

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    10 November 2014 / 4:42 pm

    I need more wrap dresses in my wardrobe. I adore this orchid color, and the wrapstyle looks great on you. I love the boots as well. Great style !from the link up, please stop by, jess xx

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:42 am

      I think you can never have too many wrap dresses, and they're so practical.

  8. Mrs C
    10 November 2014 / 5:34 pm

    A wrap dress is a classic and not too much if I say a must have. I've been dreaming for DVF dress but the price just slapped me silly every time. I bought a pair online (not DVF of course) but the hem just hit me at the most unflattering bit of my legs, right under the knee caps and the color (black) didn't help either. The who combination made me look like a widow at her husband's funeral. I still have it in my closet, untouched. Lesson learnt – 1) Buy color, this one you have here is stunning! 2) Be weary when buying dresses online.. always

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:46 am

      I dream of a DVF dress, too… but they usually require dry cleaning, and that's a deal breaker for me. I would be wary of a black dress, too: very few people look amazing in black (I certainly don't), but most people look good in colour. and the length… yes, it has to be just right, otherwise it's a quick trip to frump town.

  9. Jill James
    10 November 2014 / 10:16 pm

    I can see why you purchased this in another colour, the perfect dress. Boots are so often a problem for me too, so I often stick to ankle boots. Love your bright colours, enjoy your week.

    • Tiina L
      11 November 2014 / 7:47 am

      Thanks, Jill. I've had to stop buying wrap dressed for a while, though. But still looking for the perfect boots…

  10. Coco
    11 November 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Every time I stop by you never fail to charm me with your style! That wrap dress looks great on you, love it styled with boots!Baci,Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

    • Tiina L
      13 November 2014 / 5:47 pm

      Oh, thanks you so much for your sweet comment!

  11. Ivana Split
    11 November 2014 / 5:52 pm

    Fuchia is such a lovely colour…and you know what they say- every women need s a wrap dress!Fantastic dress- love it so much! The boots are a great choice with this look…and the bag<3

    • Tiina L
      13 November 2014 / 5:48 pm

      I agree, every woman needs a wrap dress… or two, or three…

    11 November 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Just fabulous, dear TinaThank you sooooooooooooo much for being part of Share-in-Style once more.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Tiina L
      17 November 2014 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Sacramento, I'm always happy to join the party.

  13. Alice Warren
    13 November 2014 / 1:37 am

    This color is stunning on you! I am guilty of buying things in multiples if it's a piece that I really love.Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.comP.S. Hope you will stop by this Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Tiina L
      13 November 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks, Alicia. I seem to be buying the same things over and over again…

  14. Jan Graham-McMillen
    13 November 2014 / 5:54 pm

    You look pretty spectacular in your rich purple (?) wrap … always glad to see you drape your curves! And yes to boots! I like them as statement pieces, and they can really anchor a look, can't they? I've always admired a gamine look but it's a tough one to nail when one isn't light and boyish … they help quite a lot in that direction, even for us curvy creatures. Yours suit you, and I know they're killer with some of your gorgeous coats and jackets!

    • Tiina L
      13 November 2014 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks, jan! Oh I love the gamine look… in my head I'm a tall amazon with a cropped hairdo… and then I look in the mirror and this curvy brunette with crazy hair stares back at me…

  15. Lorna mai ltd
    14 November 2014 / 12:29 am

    Wrap dresses are so incredibly flattering. I love the colour on you. You look fab!

    • Tiina L
      17 November 2014 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you so much!

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