I am not sure how I feel about jacquard dresses. I like them, but out of the 3 I own, I've only worn this one. That will change this year, though! I'm determined to get more wear out of everything I own. Anyway, I guess I tend to associate jacquard with elegant old ladies, but hopefully it can be worn by elegant young ladies as well!
I loved this dress so much when I first saw it at Alannah Hill. They didn't have my size, so I tried it on in a larger size and it was too big. I didn't buy it (although I did end up buying a dress in similar colours from another store, but it just wasn't the same), but I couldn't stop thinking about it. I eventually ended up buying it from Alannah's online store in a size too big, but I got my mother to alter it. (Incidentally, I think it's lilac, my mother thinks it's beige, and the store called it pink!).
My shoes are by Circa Joan & David, and they are actually one of the few pairs of platform shoes I own. (It's very slight and you can't even see the platform in these photos). I know a lot of shoe-lovers are going to disagree with me on this, but I don't particularly like platforms. I think the main reason is that I don't want to be any taller than I already am! I am not particularly tall, but I am happy with my height. My assistant thinks it's funny to tell everyone we work with that I always wear heels because I'm short - it's not true!