Teal + Ferragamo Bow Flats


Ruffle crepe dress thanks to Ann Taylor, Burberry trench (similar), Michael Kors tortoise watch
J.Crew factory belt, LV Speedy 25, scarf and Louboutin cap toe pumps from eBay

On a separate note, I saw this dress a while back on a petite lady from Boston Magazine and fell in love with the color. The flattering shade of teal reminds me of tropical waterfronts, and the looser shift shape is easy to wear. True to most Ann Taylor petites sizing, this dress is roomy on me but works with a waist belt. A triple strap belt wasn’t the best choice, so the second time around I switched to something more delicate:
A few months ago, a box showed up at my door from the stylish Wendy, and I almost fell over with surprise upon finding these vintage Ferragamo bow flats inside. I had been hard-core eying the current Varina bow flats for over 2 years, but never pulled the trigger. These shoes are a signature style (Update – thank you Iris for letting me know I misidentified this style! These are actually the Vara low-heel pumps with a 1″ heel, currently still sold in beige) that Ferragamo has been making for decades with slight updates – the most noticeable difference between older and current versions is the curved shape of the heel. I love the sleek silhouette (good for narrow feet), the leg-lengthening nude color, and the feminine grosgrain bows with gold buckles. Thank you, Wendy, for adding a classic piece to my wardrobe that will be treasured for years!


Here’s the fit of the dress right out of the package and before a light ironing:ATtealdress

I’ve come to accept that Ann Taylor XXSP and 00P dresses will fit a bit roomy on someone with my measurements (like the recently-posted navy crochet lace dress) so if I want to wear the brand, I’ll need to get handier with self-alterations. Blouses fit a little better, and sometimes you can get lucky with knit dresses or skirts designed to be more fitted.
ATteal1Also, thank you all so much for your input on my last post (especially those who provided creative suggestions that I would’ve never thought of). I decided to keep both for the time being and will sell the ivory one only after careful consideration : )

I won’t be able to answer any comments, questions or emails until June. Thank you for your patience!

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  1. HI Jean. I got my H belt a few years ago and I never wear it. Please make a post about it! I want to put it to good use as it was pricey lol May you tell me what size belt strap you have and what colors and sizes are best to have it in? Also, what to wear with it? I only have a white/blue jean colored one in brushed nickel or palladium. Maybe my problem is that I don't know what to wear and how to color match in general…

    Please help me,
    hot mess fashionista

    Posted 12.31.14 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! I am currently looking into vintage ferragamo vara pumps. Can you let me know what size you are wearing? I am normally a 5 1/2 to 6 and hesitant to pull the trigger on these 6AA ones I found. Thanks!

    Posted 3.16.13 Reply
  3. lynnie11 wrote:

    Your outfit is gorgeous! Are those ferragamo Vara shoes comfortable? I'm thinking of getting a black pair. It would be great if you can let me know! Thanks heaps

    Posted 6.29.12 Reply
  4. Lisa Price wrote:

    This outfit is just fab. Love the post – now following!



    Posted 6.13.12 Reply
  5. CamMi Pham wrote:

    I love the second pairing it is better than first. It looks more classy.

    Posted 6.13.12 Reply
  6. MizzJ wrote:

    My friend has a later edition of those Ferragamo flats and they are GORGEOUS! So jealous that you own a pair!

    Posted 6.9.12 Reply

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