63 In Misc


Right before Christmas Walking shrimpton 

It's a very heavy wool dress with great detailing, and wonderfully deep set pockets…


Close up malcolm
I paired it with my new Chanel pony hair boots.  When we were in Paris over Thanksgiving, Jane bought these Chanel boots, and I wanted them so badly!  Unfortunately, they did not stock them large enough for me.  I searched everywhere for them, and finally found a pair on ebay.  Luckily for me, by the time I found them, they were marked down drastically.  Mine are the higher version, and I think I prefer this….

Close up chanel 2
Close up chanel
I skipped the self fabric belt that came with the Malcolm Starr dress, and wore my insane Christopher Ross monkey belt…..Cr belt 2 

I'm in love with this Malcolm Starr dress that sold recently on Shrimpton
I would have  loved to have it–but it would have languished in my closet.  I don't think I would have had an occasion to wear it.  Malcolm Starr is great, and very affordable.

Shelly wanted to come out with us today…sorry Shelly.Shelly
You have to stay home..you're too naughty.    



  • Jessica/Lola Vintage
    February 6, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    you look AMAZING. And that monkey belt, omg. I’m jealous.

  • Patty
    February 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Those boot are too die for! The color and the height! amazing. I love how it looks with the dress, I would have never thought to put the two together.

  • The Zhush @ thezhush.blogspot.com
    February 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    That dress, that belt and most of all THOSE boots! The photo of you and your pooch, you look like so elegant and chic!

  • Alyssa
    February 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    normally i am not a fan of bischons but shelly is the cutest!

  • Marguerite
    February 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Judy,
    I smiled when I saw “Shrimpton” in the title of this post…then more when you mentioned Malcolm Starr. Turns out I’m the one who bought the pink dress :). I don’t know if it will sit in my closet a lot, but I fell in love with it too and MS’s other pieces on the site. Love how you’ve done this dress with the boots!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    February 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Marguerite—I demand photos!!! ;))

  • Leia
    February 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Great dress and absolutely amazing boots!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    February 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Alyssa–Shelly is actually a Malti-poo. She’s just on the large size.

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    February 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Of course I meant on the large side..oops

  • amy
    February 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    tre chic!
    you do all those pieces justice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mr. freddy's mom
    February 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    aww….i missed some of your posts!
    you look very beautiful in that outfit!

  • Julia
    February 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Oh wow, those are beeeeeautiful boots. Sigh. I like these better than the other version, too, I think — the height and the chunkiness are really unique. I always feel bad for not taking my dog with me, too…:)

  • Kym
    February 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Love, love love! This may be my favorite Judy ensemble. How lucky that you found the Chanel’s on ebay – a classic that will last for years. I’ve been looking (not too hard) for the red and black shoes Chanel gifted Jane to go with a vintage Bill Blass dress and recently won two Malcolm Starr dresses on ebay (one much too small, but I had to have it nonetheless) — I adore ๐Ÿ™‚

  • elena daciuk
    February 6, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    love the way you put this look together…seriously…the dress is absolutely gorgeous…

  • Annabel
    February 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    What a marvelous coat!
    x Annabel from petiteannebel.blogspot.com

  • CC
    February 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    awesome find judy! you look awesome in it. i absolutely adore malcolm starr too!!! this weekend is the manhattan vintage show, but it’s so cold and i’m trying to behave with my wallet..so i didn’t go today. after seeing this post, i’m tempted to go tomorrow….

  • Limbicfire.blogspot.com
    February 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    thanks for sharing this!
    it’s truly timeless style [aka true style].
    i am inspired!

  • Prรชt-ร -Porter P
    February 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    That dress is fantastic! Love the jeweled collar & cuffs.

  • Tiffany
    February 6, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Judy- love love love that dress! And those boots are to die for. I just adore that belt as well. I’m a huge monkey fan ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  • sydneysays-sydney.blogspot.com
    February 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    i love that dress and i could definitely use it right about now! it is cold here in NY. i like the photo where you are sitting down. very flattering. hope to see you in TX.

  • k604bc
    February 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I love the dress AND THE BOOTS ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s very you.
    That face that Shelly makes made me smile. My dog Charlie does the same thing when she wants something that she can’t have. Is Shelly bad when she’s outside? My Charlie goes crazy when she sees other dogs in the park. It’s embarrassing, it’s like having a child throwing a really really really bad temper tantrum in the grocery store ๐Ÿ™

  • Marguerite
    February 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Hi Judy,
    Just got the dress about 2 hours ago and it’s FABULOUS, omg, I’m addicted. I’ll style it up later tonight and send you pics. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you, and love the monkey belt.

  • MotherofStyle
    February 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    That dress is gorgeous! It looks lovely on you ๐Ÿ™‚
    I thought I liked the boots in grey tweed, but you have changed my mind! Especially love the extra height of the shaft (is that what it’s called??)

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    February 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    motherofstyle–Yes, I believe that is called the shaft.

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    February 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    marguerite–You’re so lucky to own that dress–would love to see pics.

  • jane
    February 6, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    love you….you are so stylish and i adore those chanel boots! thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Style Artisan
    February 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    As I said last time…I find inspiration in every post. This dress is so timelessly chic. And it would be impossible to have a bad day while wearing that belt!

  • heather
    February 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    this is one of my favorite outfits you’ve ever posted..so beautiful. That belt is amazing. I too am a huge fan of animal jewelry and accessories.

  • The Photodiarist
    February 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Fabulous combination! Really.

  • arline
    February 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I was wondering if you were going to post again :).
    I like the two fabrics together. Very rich combination.
    Shelly has an impish look in her eyes for sure.

  • Natalie
    February 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yaaay! I LIVE for your outfit posts. This is just perfect…

  • โ™ฅLola
    February 7, 2010 at 12:55 am

    I love this coat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sioux
    February 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

    Spectacular! I must say that this is one of my favorite looks of yours. Fantastic, a great lesson in style !!!

  • Stella Mayfair
    February 7, 2010 at 4:59 am

    i like how the whole look is about the texture of the fabrics. the boucle of the dress and the tweed of the boots make a striking combination. this is gorgeous, judy!

  • B
    February 7, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Your hair looks great, Judy!

  • Zoe
    February 7, 2010 at 5:49 am

    I love the monkey belt & those boots!

  • Eline
    February 7, 2010 at 6:28 am

    Everything about this is so so wonderful but especially that amazing belt! Wow! Also, I love the combination of all these patterns and colours!

  • Pearl Westwood
    February 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

    There is nothing more satisfying than when you track down a much sought after piece! The dress cuffs are so beatiful x

  • Jmysteryappeal
    February 7, 2010 at 7:49 am

    You rock any outfit you put on and this one is no exception.

  • Ivy Lane
    February 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    You look fabulous! What a great ensemble! that belt!! wow!! those boots…aMAYzing…that dres…to DIE for!!!
    your pup…ADORABLE!

  • fashion roadkill
    February 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Amazing, decadent look!! And Shelly is sooooo adorable!!!!

  • Cruz
    February 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    That dress and those boots were made for each other! I love the boots in brown & as always, I’m smitten by your CR collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • luxirare
    February 8, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I love the combo of the two fabrics, shoe and the jacket…its like Jackie O with the volume turned up, always a good thing in my eyes.

  • sioux
    February 8, 2010 at 10:58 am

    look at that monkey!!

  • Carly Day
    February 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

    That dress suits you so well (maybe it was secretly designed especially for you) hush hush. The detailing is lovely.

  • Sabina
    February 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Oh, how wonderful is this?! I love the details and the whole outfit looks so chique!

  • Nathaniel
    February 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    So loving this dress!!

  • Khatu
    February 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    you look super fab!

  • Valerie
    February 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    absolutely amazing dress! Love Mad Men too I was a season late myself.

  • Krimly
    February 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I like so much the coat!

  • Catherine at Littlehouse of Style
    February 11, 2010 at 11:06 am

    When I saw Jane’s Chanel boots a while back, I tried to track them down via Chanel, but they don’t sell them in the US . . . Your ebay find gives me hope! They look stunning.
    I love how you styled the dress with the Christopher Ross belt. So fun!

  • beachbungalow8
    February 12, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    sigh. gorgeous. I’m so thankful for your blog, Judy. You’re such an inspiration.

  • Electronic Cigarette
    February 13, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Cute dog.

  • sylvia holden
    February 13, 2010 at 10:46 am

    This look is stunning. It was inspiration for my outfit today. Thank You!

  • Pony
    February 14, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    haha, i was watching that dress on eBay!! it is so amazing, and looks stunning on you!

  • jennifer ramos
    February 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    What a great outfit….! You put it all together so NICELY. :)))
    Jen Ramos

  • duckalicious
    February 18, 2010 at 3:01 am

    the dress is amazing, and so is the belt – so whimsical!

  • Furniture Movers
    February 18, 2010 at 4:14 am

    This really is the best attire for the winter season.

  • Web Design Los Angeles
    February 18, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Its nice I hope that it has a size that fits me cause I will try and buy one.

  • Boracay Hotel
    February 18, 2010 at 5:18 am

    That outfit really suites the wearer and I like its design.

  • ...love Maegan
    February 21, 2010 at 12:32 am

    yes, I too prefer yours to Jane’s …the boots, that is. Fantastic dress find!

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  • Cathy Starr Klein
    March 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I am Malcolm Starr’s daughter. He passed away a few years ago. I am so pleased that there are women who are still enjoying his fasions.