As per usual the cape was an amazing charity shop find. It had a tired faux fur collar and was much longer. To be honest wasn’t that impressive but it had potential. The color of the cape is good on me. I have realized that despite the fact that I am drawn to warm tone browns, they do not look good against my skin. The scarf used to be a blanket scarf which I never used to wear because of the volume of the fabric around my neck, so I have cut it down and now it’s more wearable. The colours in the scarf, boots and bag all match. But the leather jacket and the faux leather trousers are more of a filler. The cape lays better on a slippery fabric in this example leather.
A boudoir day look. The dress has the most stunning midnight blue colour. It has got lace and let’s be honest it looks like underwear. And still, I intend to wear it during the day. The length is perfect, the colour is perfect but the dress is too bulky on the top. I have done some DIY magic but I can not go any further as it will not get over my body. But I’m not put off by this. To complement its sexiness I have added long dangly earrings, black flat sandals with enormous bows and a slinky little black bag.
What you are looking at is not one dress, but two dresses combined into one, It is not easy to find a good long sleeve dress in an interesting pattern for a reasonable amount of money. The original version had one substantial flow. Every time a have raised my hands, the hem of the dress would rise to expose the underskirt and making it look ridiculous. But since the dress was on sale, I have purchased two of them and have created the third tier in the skirt of the dress from the other one. The job itself wasn’t too difficult and the result is pleasing to the eye. I have combined the dress with a vintage belt, vintage bag and same colour sandals. I am happy now.
I have almost missed the chance to wear the long linen waistcoat this summer. It came from Primark and it came with potential. It had two buttons in the most awful colour and the buttons were placed bellow my natural waist dragging the whole silhouette down. I have marked place for two more button holes this time above my waist and purchased 4 covered buttons in a similar colour fabric. One evening later I had a spectacular top with a personal twist. I had all the intentions to wear it with white linen shorts but as-the summer is almost over white trousers will do. All accessories are rose gold. An old yet light as a feather necklace, a few seasons old, woven, rose gold bag and new, yet cheap glittery summer shoes.
In this case, more is more. Why stop on one item covered in sequins if you have 2? That was my philosophy behind this look. Wanted to explore just red and navy blue. 2 colours that I have mixed feelings towards since my childhood. My parents had the tendency to favour both colours and my wardrobe at that time was made of the two to the point that in later life I couldn’t stand the combination. Nowadays I do not have such strong feelings and I’m happy to play with the colours again. And as I keep on buying more sequins more opportunities arise to mix more than one item covered in them in one outfit.
Having a classical, cotton boring dress gives lots of opportunities to try and reinvent the way it is worn every season. It is a very granny, no offense to grannies, type of dress that to give it a new breath of life requires modern accessories. I am wearing the dress with Casstanier like wedges, a very on-trend neutral belt, and a modern bag and earrings. It is the accessories that make the outfit work.
might just be what one needs to have some impact. Combine flowers with stripes and one gets a concoction that rocks my boat. I wasn’t intending to go shy, so red lingerie like top was a must and then obviously a red bag to go with it. The only demure items are the black pencil skirt and white sandals. The jacket was another charity shop find. Whoever priced the items did not know the label as I got it for a fiver. It would have cost over a hundred fifty pounds when brand new. The weather is getting finer and looks like the bare leg season has just begun.