The most versatile Barbie Doll ball gown ever.

Scarf, stolen from my mother’s closet; Necklace, Wunderkrämmer; Jeans jacket, Buffalo by David Bitton (thrifted from the Ruby Slipper); Sweater, Joe Fresh; Sweater dress, Suzy Shier; Boots, Locale.

Please excuse the mud on my boots. So embarrassing!

I’ve been pairing grey with tans and cognacs of late. This floral scarf really provides the perfect colour palette to use to create an outfit of tan, cognac and grey.

But this scarf works with so many outfits. I’ve worn it with burgundy, orange, black, grey, patterns, navy, stripes, other florals, in my hair, as a belt, around my neck, on my purse, as a bracelet. It is the most versatile scarf in the world. The funny part is that I had no idea it would wind up being such a wardrobe staple when I liberated it from mom’s closet…

I have a fondness for flimsy, delicate scarves. When I was a little girl, I used to sneak into my mother’s closet and I would steal her pretty, floaty, feminine silk scarves and use them to create beautiful ball gowns for my Barbie Dolls. I never realized how little has changed. I still steal my mother’s pretty, floaty, feminine silk scarves, except now I use them to dress myself instead of my Barbie Dolls.

I guess that’s what happens when kids who play with Barbie Dolls grow up. They start daily style blogs, and treat their outfits with the same level of gravity as the Barbie doll outfits of yore…

Photos by Aarron.


12 thoughts on “The most versatile Barbie Doll ball gown ever.

  1. I used doilies (little bits of lace that were under lamps in our house) as Barbie dresses when I was a kid! You are so right – girls who grew up playing fashion show are now all bloggers. Awesome scarf!

    I love the colour palette here. That sweater dress is awesome – nice scoop neckline. I have been on the lookout for a neutral sweater dress with a good neckline for ages – why are they always black or grey with a turtleneck? Arg!

    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog – I’m sorry that I don’t visit more. Life is so busy!

    • No worries, Sheila! It’s nice to see you over here from time to time!

      This sweater dress is awesome. I have no idea how long I’ve had it, but I’m super pleased that I do. It is such a versatile piece! I have a ton of outfits planned based around this dress specifically.

  2. Adoring this combo, especially because of that wardrobe workhorse scarf! Ooooh and I like how the skirt comes below the tops of the boots. Tres chic, mademoiselle!

    • No kidding! I swear, I couldn’t keep these boots clean if I tried (actually, I’ve put remarkably little effort into cleaning them, so I probably COULD keep them clean if I tried). That’s Winnipeg for ya!

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