All puffed up

I really think that having curly locks makes it so much easier for one to try out new hair styles. As you can see from the pictures, I twisted my hair into a loose bun on the side and I must say it turned out to be quite a romantic look which I am pleased with.

Wearing this puffed sleeved dress instantly brought to my mind a certain redhead beloved by many all around the world who expressed sheer delight at puffed sleeves herself. I became first acquainted with Anne of Green Gables through the well known tv series that aired in the mid-80s and from then on, I was fully captivated by the magic of Anne Shirley. I remembered well the scene where shy and quiet Matthew fumbled to purchase a new dress for Anne because he had noticed that she dresses differently than the other girls. I got all misty-eyed when Anne flew into the barn to thank Matthew for the new dress. In raptures over the thoughtful gift, she stood by the doorway clutching the new dress and quietly exclaimed "puffed sleeves" and Matthew replied "the puffiest". And when she looked at him with absolute love and devotion in her eyes and he said, "Don't you like it", it was just the most touching scene ever that tugged hard on my heartstrings.

A lovely friend gifted me the whole set of Anne of Green Gables books and till today, it remains as one of the best birthday presents anyone has ever given to me. I can't wait till the day where I can share these treasured books of mine with my daughter and later on, with her daughters. I can only hope they will fall in love as dearly as I have with Anne with an e.

What about you? Are you as deliriously in love with Anne and puffed sleeves as I am?

83 comments:

Raptor Plateado said...

WOW you look very elegant in those clothes, I like the red shoes as agreed with the rest ... you always know how to dress .. plus addition as you are beautiful! greetings!

Raptor Plateado said...

yeah for the first time I am the first to comment!

Senorita Fashionista said...

The dress and it's puffy sleeves are too cute! I am loving your hair that way! xoxo Jolie

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Karen said...

I love your hair! you look so elegant with this LBD, that necklace is the perfect complement ;)

xoxo

Shop T.O. Live said...

Oh I love Anne of Green Gables, and the scene you described is exceptionally touching.

There is something very whimsical about puffed sleeves. I think I want to go one step further and try balloon sleeves ...maybe that's too far.

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tia said...

Hmm I have never read Anne of Green Gables; in fact, I had never heard of it until a few months ago. Everybody seems to love it, and I am thoroughly tempted to read it.

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Your hair looks great! I've always loved Anne of Green Gables too. When I was little, my grandmother gave me an Anne of Green Gables book.

Stéphanie said...

You are perfect !
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Vanilla said...

Your hair looks gorgeous, Loving the whole outfit :)

Love, love vanilla

surfvintage said...

Lovely sleeves and cute cute shoes! I love them!

Jacqueline said...

I love your hair, the classy chic black dress, and the cute red ballet flats. I also adore Anne of Green Gables! xo

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Raptor Plateado said...

thank you darling! you are so sweet!!!

Panda said...

Cute :-)
Love that top, the sleeves are gorgeous!
Panda xx

Marla Singer said...

love your top!
i've linked you <33

caroLove said...

I love that outfit on you! I haven't worn puffed sleeves for quite a while now..

xoxo anna

Leah said...

I really do love puffed sleeves but sadly, it doesn't love me back. I don't look good with puffed sleeves. :-(

But you girl are awesome... you can wear anything and still come out looking fab.

PS... I heart your bracelet. xoxo

Amanda Atkins said...

you look so cute! I love the black dress.

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Jen said...

i've always secretly wanted to have curly hair just so my messy buns would look 100x prettier than if i put my hair up with straight hair. so jealous :)
you look lovely in these pictures too. i love the all-black look with the splash of red in your shoes.

Pink Flower said...

Very pretty! I curled my hair tonight for a change, probably end up loosing when while I sleep on them tonight mind you. I wish I could keep my dresser as neat and tidy as yours too!

Michelle said...

your hair looks really really niice! i love the design on your shoes too!

Tzoules said...

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PinkBow said...

i definitely love the puff sleeve too & have several pieces.

Monica Bedi said...

great hint of red :)


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Jen said...

I LOVE Anne of Green Gables! It's such a wonderful show. Aw, I must watch it again!

I love the little bit of puff about your shoulders.

Ganymede Girl said...

Those puffy sleeves are the perfect addition for a simple black dress! I read Anne of Green Gables when I was a little girl but it has been so long I have somehow forgotten all of it! Maybe I need to get it and read it again!

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la-vie-de-mademoiselle-e said...

Darling you look so feminine and elegant, I love it! It reminds me a little of the 50's style with jean paul gaultier's bustiere romantic look. Lovely!!

Love, E

♥Lola said...

Gorgeous dress! I adore the puffed sleeves :)

thesydneygirl said...

adore the lighting of the photos!!! the puffed sleeves are pretty :) x

esme and the lane way said...

I love the puffed sleeves here. I like them on sweaters on me!

The F Word Online said...

the layered necklace is so cuute. red pumps are a plus ! love

xx lue

Maju said...

Lovely outfit! Tha dress is very sexy, my sweet =)

xoxo,
Marina G.

Rose said...

Your hair does look nice in that bun. And I agree curly hair makes alot of styles easier to do, but it also has disadvantages too :) harder to maintain and more bad hair days I say.

Rose

S.Elisabeth said...

Two things came to mind on this post.
1) I LOVE puffed sleeves!! There's a bunch of shirts and dresses at H&M with that design!
2) I just about fell off my bed in excitement when you mentioned Anne of Green Gables. I started the books in eighth grade and became obsessed with them. I think I read all of them in at least a month or so. I've watched the first two of said mini series, but no the third. Ahh I LOVE Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe. Everything about those books just made me melt with happiness =)))

katrina said...

i heard that show is really good. i have to check it out. that dress with the puff sleeves is cute. i've been seeing more of that style and thing it's adorable.

Victoria-H said...

Whatta cute dress, and that necklace is adorable !

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful dress! Love the jewelry!!

F i K a said...

what a lovely hair style sher!! I love your new hair style :)

and that puffed dress look great on you!!

Sophie Carmo said...

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Tuesday said...

That is a romantic story I must say! I haven't heard that book until my daughter introduced it to me, she loved it to death! I might gonna read it after reading 'Her Fearful Symmetry' I'm hooked with ghosts and vampires LOL

You shoes are gorgeous! I love red (my fave actually) but it can never suits my skin colour, it is just wrong for me and I'm sad about that. Green suits me better...

Your hair is lovely... and so I'm imagining you being the Anne of Green Gables!!!

Diane said...

It's interesting how you presume that's you will have only 1 daughter, but you also think that she will have more than 1. Isn't it? :P

Anyway, I love your hair do, it is romantic indeed!

kiss

The Owl's Closet said...

what a lovely post, sher! u look great in ur puffed sleeves outfit:) the anne of green gables series still remains as one of my favorites:)

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Talia said...

nice shoulders of the dress. I love such clothes. simple but with souls.

Naka said...

i love the shoulders and ur hair ^^

Audrey Allure said...

so classy. i love the puffed sleeves.

Btw, you've been given an award on my page :) check it out.

pensandlens said...

The dress looks so sleek and classy. I love the necklace as well.

Have a wonderful day.

Always,
Sweet
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Inspiration in Italy said...

You look amazing, and I love your hair like this! Hope you are having a great week! :)

xoxoxo
Rachel

Kristine said...

What brand is the dress? Amazing!v:)

Melissa~ said...

I LOOOOOVE that dress! it looks so good on you.
And your hair looks amazing.

Kisses, thanks for your comment!

daisychain said...

What a gorgeous dress, and I love your shoes.

Zanah said...

Love this look... especially your Black dres & Gold chunky bracelet :) Mon Mode Blog

stephanie renee said...

love the red shoes!

Indy said...

Oh, Anne (with an e)! My mom just reread the AOGG series and she's so cute.

I love that dress...the torso detailing and the lovely shoulders are just making me drool! Your hair looks so pretty, too, I love all the different things you've been doing!

Cute shoes as well!

Velire said...

i absolutely love what you did to your hair. it is really fun experimenting different hairstyles when you have curly hair. :)

love the dress you have on. :)

Pierrot le Fou said...

lovely look! and i do think curly hair is so much more fun to experiment with :)

dancinginchiffon said...

ahh..you look so pretty in that outfit! Love the necklace!

Lottie said...

the necklace is amazing!

Adela said...

i love that bloues! =)

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Miss Twinkle said...

your shoes are amazing!

Sabine said...

Looks so pretty on you. I've got a very similar dress from topshop and absolutely love it. Just shows that a simple LBD is always right (especially with lovely red shoes like yours!)

The Petite Blog said...

lovingg ur bracelet!!! nice blog!!! u look very cute!

xoxo jenna

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joei said...

i have the set of anne of green gables, too.

anyway, love your shoes! bright bright red over black.. nice :)

joei

betz said...

those shoes are darling sher. the puffed sleeves looks so great on you!

xx,
betz
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Missy said...

love your hair like that! your dressing table look fab x

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Sahakiel said...

Oh, Sher, I adore this... and your shoes, yaaaaaaw!! red for the win, lovely!

Renée M. said...

J'adoooore, girl!
it's sleek and sexy :)

OceanDreams said...

I love that you brought up Anne and puffed sleeves, too perfect! Love your new hair style and you look lovely, puffed sleeves and all!

Maggie said...

Aaaawwww!!! Your room is so adorable. I'm totally in love with that dressing table. I'd love to have such ine, too. And your shoes are also amazing...
Many kisses for my beautiful girl :*

Sylvia said...

This outfit is amazing and I really love the accessories!

Stacy said...

love your dress! when i had long hair, i found keeping it curly more fun because you can do so much more with it

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Some Girl said...

I've never read Anne of Green Gables. I know it's classic and I've heard of it in passing. I will have to check it out.

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

love the twisted pony on the side. it's different and adorable. the red shoes are a nice touch to the look too. a good pop of color is always welcomed!

thanks for your compliments on my old photos too. i would love to keep a vintage shop going, but it proved to be much more work than i imagined. now i'm in school with no extra time, but after re-looking at the photos I'm itching to do it again sometime. i guess i don't have to sell all the time.. just when i can!

alexandra said...

you are lovely, miss. love those shoes. xx

emma wallace said...

Yes, yes, I adore Anne Shirley! I think we are kindred sprits! :o) And every time I see puffed sleeves I think of the 20 pounds of brown sugar.

Your outfit is the perfect mix of chic and elegant with romantic.

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Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love the puff-sleeve dress! i just bought one at Zara that i am saving for a special occasion to wear. i'm putting mine with black fishnets and high heels for an evening out.
xoxo alison

Annachiara said...

you're super woonderfull!!!loove your shoes darling :D

naveen said...

shoes are not matching but dress is superb i like it

teresa said...

very cute, i wish i had curly hair

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Lookin' great!

Amanda Lalique said...

... I just discovered your blog today.. LOVE the necklace, cuff, and dress. That is the perfect LBD so simple and chic.

xx
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Valencia Lia said...

Aodre the new look you tried out and it surely looks beautiful on you. I sometimes like to try new things out with my hair too whenever I can.

But I do get lazy at times as my hair is long. heeee

The puffy sleeves really bring out this outfit more and your weaved like bracelet is amazing!

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