Down By the River

Costa Rica was an adventure that I’m still enjoying in my thoughts and dreams; the ocean, the mountains, the wildlife and … shopping!!

I bought this dress in one of the fabulous malls in San Jose!! I wore it on my first day back from Costa Rica. Still a little cool so I wore a cardigan and leggings.

high/low dress 1It’s actually a one-piece dress that looks like a skirt and top. I have two high low dresses now. It was my daughter (Jean, who made her own high low skirt) that got me wanting one.

high/low dress 2The skirt part is very flimsy and flows in the breeze.

high/low dress 3The top part has short sleeves and the skirt has a wrap look.

high/low dress 4The dress has modesty shorts sewn right in so no problem if the wind catches it or when I twirl on the dance floor. That will be great when I wear it with bare legs in the summer.

high/low dress 5I love the black and white print.

high/low dress 6These shoes are made in Costa Rica. I bought them in Tamarindo (the coastal town where I was staying). The straps are changeable so I have black, nude and ballet pink (great for traveling–one pair of shoes with three colours to choose). The best part is they are vegan; man-made soles and the straps are made of a stretchy fabric.

high/low dress 7I love rivers and miss living here but hope to have a home by a river again someday. In the meantime, I enjoy walks along the river bank and I’m thankful for the beautiful forest in my backyard with a trail into the woods.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!

pura vidaβ™₯ carmen


About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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12 Responses to Down By the River

  1. Very nice pictures and you look great! πŸ˜€

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  2. ivana split says:

    I live 5 minutes from a river now…but I miss the sea. I’m originally from a coastal town Split in Croatia and I sure miss my Adriatic.

    You look absolutely gorgeous….I love this dress and so cool it has modesty shorts sewn it…very appropriate for summer and bare legs.

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  5. Suzanne says:

    You look gorgeous here. I can tell you are in your element.

    That is so cool about the shoes. Perfect travel shoes if they are comfortable.



    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Suzanne!

      The shoes are reasonably comfortable (wedges) but they wouldn’t be the only shoes I’d take on a trip. They are great for visiting, restaurants and short walks, but I’ll still need to take comfortable walking shoes because I do a lot of walking when I’m on holidays. I’m not one to sit around at a resort or lie in the sun or hang out at a casino. I like adventure and sometimes walk for hours.

      Pura vida!!

      ❀ carmen


  6. Why does it look like you’re aging in reverse? You look younger every day. I really like that dress. The built-in shorts are a great idea for summer. And I am a fan of hi-low. Thanks for linking to my page!


    • carmen says:

      Thanks, Jean!! Very kind of you to say! I attribute it to my vegetarian (now vegan) lifestyle, dance and the genes God gave me. No one believes your age when I tell them!

      Pura vida!! ❀


  7. josepmbadia says:

    Carmen I love this look, you look beautiful. The dress is lovely. Looks like a two piece, please advise it was a whole. The skirt is cute, stamping is very pretty and the pattern is fantastic. I also love the shoes and they are perfect. Without stockings I guess it’s complicated to take him, right? Although it would be lovely.


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