White dress with purple dots

White purple dress 5

 Last Thursday you saw my yellow sandals with a flap. Today you see them without the flap. I think the flap is too much in combination with this  dress. 

After I bought the dress I found out that the purple dots were hand printed…. which means: dry clean only. Bummer …. The brand name of the dress is S. Sung which means: Samantha Sung, made in Bali.

I bought it a couple of years ago when I was shopping with a male friend. After visiting numerous men shops I was a bit bored and wandered to the womens section. And saw this dress. Could not resist it.
The funny thing is, that two weeks later I was (motor)boating with my husband along the canals of Amsterdam and we passed a shop. I saw a lovely dress in the window and asked my husband to reverse. Only to discover it was the same white/purple dress in an auxiliary branche of the shop. That was a good confirmation of my choice. I fell for it twice.  … “Sail on, darling”. …. (which is a bit of a silly expression when you have a motor boat, but that is what the dictionary told me).

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Anja took the photos and suggested to wear the yellow sandals. I always wore this dress with white pumps. Boring aye?



  1. elle
    8 July 2013 / 19:20

    I love the dot dress with the yellow sandals! that is so cool that you can wear your sandals in two ways. Bummer about the drycleaning, though!
    You look great!
    XX, ELLE

    • Greetje
      8 July 2013 / 19:53

      Thanks Elle. Still the dry cleaner needs customers too. This way I can keep the economy afloat. Haha.

      • elle
        8 July 2013 / 22:02

        You are right about that! Isn’t it our responsibility to keep the economy going with all of this shopping?? (wink), and the dry cleaners are small businesses so they need the help.XX, Elle

        • Greetje
          8 July 2013 / 22:11

          That is what I say every time I come home from shopping with lots of bags:
          “I have just singlehandedly saved our economy”… LOL

          • elle
            8 July 2013 / 22:42

            funny, that is what they say to me as well. Someone has to do it!
            XX, Elle

  2. 8 July 2013 / 19:22

    I would fall for this dress numerous times, it’s worth every dry cleaning penny. The eye-popping color of the dots is splendid and the cut is perfect. Great dress to wear to work, luncheons, dinner parties, you name it. Love it paired with those awesome shoes, good choice. (Yes, white would be boring). I would even wear it with leather (cognac) sandals and throw on a cute leather belt, just to change it up sometimes. By the way, beautiful photos.

    • Greetje
      8 July 2013 / 19:54

      Anja took the photos last year. And thanks for the cognac leather tip. I should play with thhis dress more.

  3. Marianne
    8 July 2013 / 20:07

    I love this dress, it is so feminine, how about your small yellow belt. Very beautifull sandals I like them this way too. And I love your handbag, you know I go for shopper sizes and this one is my cup of tea.

    • Greetje
      8 July 2013 / 20:38

      And the bag is not the same colour as my shoes. Which apparently is a fashion rule. LOL

  4. 8 July 2013 / 20:20

    Greetje, that beautiful dress. You know I love dresses simple, elegant and soft. This is wonderful, I love polka dots. The combination of white and purple is fantastic, and the design of the dress is cute. I like sandals without cover, are nicer. The more vintage and elegant Greetje fascinates me.

    • Greetje
      8 July 2013 / 20:39

      Yes I was counting on your approval of this dress. Thanks. There are many sides to my character. You see them all.

  5. 9 July 2013 / 02:18

    such a cute, summery dress
    love the polka dots

    • Greetje
      9 July 2013 / 05:37

      Polka dots and stripes… I love them both.

    • Greetje
      9 July 2013 / 05:40

      Thank you. I had thought you would like the shoes even better haha.

  6. 9 July 2013 / 05:39

    I love the fact that you take risk with your wardrobe. I do love the yellow sandals and this photos taking outside in the sunny streets.
    Next time you boating with your husband, please share some picture with us.

    • Greetje
      9 July 2013 / 19:07

      I have some lovely boating pictures….. analog. Not digital. Next time I will take some pictures.

    9 July 2013 / 18:25

    That dress is so cool. I love it.

    • Greetje
      9 July 2013 / 19:08

      Thanks Marla. And I can wear it year after year. I don’t think it will go out of fashion (if it is in fashion at all).

  8. 11 July 2013 / 11:03

    I like your beautiful dress which has a timeless style. Your sandals are great with and without flap,and yes, with your printed dress are probably better with no flap.
    I usually don’t match my bag with shoes because I find it makes a more modern look.
    And finally. . . I would enjoy so much seeing the canals!

    • Greetje
      11 July 2013 / 21:33

      We will go boating this Saturday, so I will take some pictures to show you the canals. Promis.

      • 11 July 2013 / 22:07

        That’s very kind of you! As you know, I am a curious person…learning new things is a real pleasure for me.

    • Greetje
      11 July 2013 / 21:34

      NEVER hahaha.. I leave that one to you. And you are scoring high with it.

  9. Happiness at Mid Life
    21 July 2013 / 22:44

    I love this dress with the yellow sandals – not a color choice I would have thought of. I always struggle with what goes with purple, I always end up with neutral color pairings.

    BTW – love your story how you fell in love twice with this dress! Only shows you’ve got a great eye for pretty clothes.


    • Greetje
      22 July 2013 / 06:01

      That “twice-thing” happens more often. Like in me saying: “Nice watch you are wearing.” And the person replying: ” thank you, you said that last time we met as well”……

  10. 28 July 2013 / 14:06

    Such a pretty dress and love your choice of shoes! Great design and the fit is just beautiful.

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      28 July 2013 / 14:45

      Thank you Ann for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.
      As for the fit of the dress….hmmm, I could do with some more spare for my girls. Alas, they don’t make dresses like that. And the choice of shoes is by my friend, neighbour and stylist Anja. She comes up with the more daring creations. I am not that good at it. But I am darned good at listening to good advice.

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