Black, white and cobalt is a nice threesome.

I’m wearing today a black and white dress with a touch of cobalt. And it is Fancy Friday and that means linkup time! Last week there were a lot of new bloggers that participated, thanks for that! I love to meet new bloggers and hope you also met bloggers you didn’t know yet! At the bottom of the post is were you can linkup for this week and the most clicked  is being featured.

Why is a dress so often seen as a festive garment?

When I was still working, in a trendy fashion store, many women came to us to buy a dress for a special occasion. Our store was known for the dresses! Usually we sold a jacket, clutch and accesories with the dress too. Often these women said that they probably would never wear the dress after the occasion because it would be to fancy. What a waste! Then you have this gorgious dress wich you never wear anymore! Why? We always showed the customer how they could wear the dress in a more casual way. My colleagues and me always wore clothes from the store and because we had to stand and walk all day, we always wore (in winter) boots without heel. That looks a lot more casual then high heeled shoes. And in summer you can wear flats or sneakers. A long or short cardigan also makes the look more casual. As simple as that. It’s all about how you look at the dress. You should not see it as a special occasion dress, it’s an item for each day!

Dress: sold out but here is where I bought it and worked!

Shoes: sold out, but these are from the same brand

Bolero: here


Most clicked on from last linkup is Bogi from Red Reticule, who showes a business meets feminine style on her blog. In black!!! I love it!

business meets feminine - Structured blazer x midi skirt. Banana Republic blazer, Chicwish skirt, Christian Paul watch -

This is where I link up!

And now it’s time for the start of the Fancy Friday linkup party. Every Friday you can show yourself and meet other bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger you can join! You can also grab a button to support my linkup party if you like. I  would appreciate it very much!

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  1. Such a pretty dress! I love that you added the blue to the black and white look!

    And I totally agree that you can dress down a fancy dress and make it more casual. I never bought an item for a special occasion with the thought of only wearing it once! That seems just silly. Especially since “special occasion dresses” are often very expensive…

    Thanks for the linkup & have a wonderful weekend, Nancy!

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  3. I totally agree Nancy that we should wear our “good” dresses more than just for one event!! In fact I was just writing those same words for a post at the end of this month—-you’re one smart cookie!!
    Love this combination—I think the belt is absolutely perfect with this!

  4. This dress looks amazing on you. I know what you mean about how we should wear dresses more and not just for special occasions. I think it’s mostly a comfort issue for most people. Even if I were to wear that dress with sneakers, my body would still be uncomfortable in it and I would choose something else to wear shopping or whatever casual event I’m going to.

  5. Beautiful dress and the pops of cobalt are perfect! I Love wearing dresses and wear them often,so I don’t understand why women don’t wear them more often.

  6. Thank you for sharing this brand with us! I will have to keep it in mind for when I visit the Netherlands this fall/winter. As you know, I always love anything dresses. This one in particular goes so well with those blue shoes!


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  8. What a beautiful dress and I love the pop of blue from your heels! I’ve never understood the idea of buying a dress you never plan to wear again, life’s too short for that! Clothes are meant to be enjoyed. If I need to buy a dress for an event then I always make sure it’s something I will wear again. Unless of course it’s a bridesmaid dress, because let’s be honest those really are a one time use. Lol

    xo, Jackie

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