E’s lookbook ‘Belted blazer’

Lookbook:

Blazer: Amaranto

Blouse: J Crew

Belt: Primark

Trousers: Wallis

Boots: H&M

Bag: DKNY

A grey blazer worn with a black double belt, burgundy frilled top, black, wide-leg trousers, black boots, and black shopper.

DIY again

I came across this blazer in a hope of turning it into a modern version of itself. It does have a good cut but it is a size or two too big for me. My way of thinking was to remove the buttons and have it sort of belted style. But that way the pockets looked a bit odd, so they had to go too. Surprisingly I have not cut any holes in the blazer. Belting it with one belt would be obvious so I have opted for 2 belts. The only wide-leg black trousers that I have to require heeled boots and  H&M shiny boots came in handy. And since the boots are shiny so why not the shopper? The blazer has a pinky thread woven in its fabric so the frilly front, J Crew silk blouse became the perfect candidate for the job.

E’s lookbook ‘Dungarees’

Lookbook:

Waistcoat: H&M

Blouse: Dorothy Perkins

Trousers: H&M

Trainers: Primark

A floral black, pink and green blouse worn with black, skinny dungarees, black waistcoat, and white trainers.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy blue and black dress’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Dress: ASOS

Bag vintage

Bracelet unknown

Sandals: Primark

A navy blue, silky dress with black lace edging worn with black statement earrings, black, vintage bag, and black sandals.

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. 

E’s lookbook ‘Kimono and rusty brown’

Lookbook:

Earrings unknown

Kimono: Monsoon

Top: Primark

Trousers: H&M

Sandals: Primark

A kimono worn with a black cropped top, rusty colour wide-leg trousers, tan colour sandals and turquoise earrings.

E’s lookbook ‘Flowery bomber jacket’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Marella

Vest unknown

Skirt: Next

Sandals Select

Bag: Genuine Leather

A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.
A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.

A bit of jungle in a bomber jacket

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.

E’s lookbook ‘Black and grey’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Coat unknown

Hoody unknown

Trousers: Primark

Bag- vintage

Brogues: Deichmann

A black coat worn with a grey hoody, black trousers, black quilted cross body bag, black brogues and silver earrrings.

This is an example how things not always go to plan.

This was supposed to be Chanel inspired look. The Chanel inspired earrings-check, the coat-check, the bag-check, the casual vibe-check. And still, somehow it is a big flop. The look is wearable, but either the picture is not the best or the rest of the elements bring it down, Will soon attempt something Chanel inspired, hopefully, next time will be more successful.

E’s lookbook ‘Black and flares’

Lookbook:

Blazer: H&M

T-shirt:Brookhaven

Flares: H&M

Brogues: Deichmann

Bag unknown

Bracelet unknown

A baseball top worn with a black oversized blazer, half flared denim, black brogues and black cross body bag.

How not to be scared of flares.

Flares always make a statement in any outfit. I do need to be in a mood to wear them as they always draw the attention of passers-by. Living in the era of skinny jeans any other cut will be noticed especially the opposite one. But this time I think I have cracked it. I do not look like taken out of the 70-ties. Whether it is the baseball top or the oversized blazer or the hair pulled back. I do like the look.

E’s lookbook ‘Schiaparelli pink mini skirt’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Skirt: New Look

Boots: Aldo

Scarf homemade

Bag vintage

A white, puffer coat worn with black jumper, pink mini skirt, black over the knee boots, black bag and a stripy scarf.

Schiaparelli pink mini skirt.

How very 80-ties. The whole look is inspired by fashion from the past. I am pushing it a bit wearing a mini skirt in my late forties but I couldn’t resist. I got the skirt from a charity shop, like most of my clothes, in summer attracted by the colour. Schiaparelli pink is definitely in this season and I am taking advantage of the bold colour. As a rule, I do try to avoid putting strong colours with black, but in this case, I have broken the rules. I either wear it this way or not at all. I am limited to one pair of over the knee boots and they happen to be black. But I was trying to make the outfit lighter by exposing more skin and introducing white. Still, it is a pink skirt worn with black and white rather than monochromatic look with a splash of colour.

E’s lookbook ‘Smartning up camo pants’

Trench: Nine West

Scarf unknown

Camo pants unknown

Boots: Primark

Shopper: DKNY

A camo pants worn with a black, classic trench coat, army green scarf, black, reflective shopper and army green boots

Smartning up camo pants

was the mission behind this look. I am debating getting rid of the above pair of trousers as they are not the most flattering of them all, but at the same time, I am strangely attracted to them. This type of trouser is always associated with masculinity and streetwear, I am tempted to make them more feminine. The colour combination is rather predetermined by the colours of the camo print. A trench smartens up almost anything and also covers up a lot and creates a defined waistline so I went with the garment. I only have one pair of boots in army green, so that was not a brainer. And the shopper was to bring a different texture and its size corresponds with the size of the boots. I feel a small bag would look out of place.

E’s lookbook ‘Shorts a’la Chanel’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Bracelets unknown

Shorts: Primark

Boots: Primark

A'la Chanel shorts with pearl buttons worn with a white high neck, cropped jumper, pearl earrings and pearl bracelets

Perfect a’la Chanel shorts.

That is exactly what I thought when I saw them in the shop. Lined, washable with actually not bad pearl accent buttons, well cut and flattering, I am immensely impressed especially that they came from Primark.

For a while, I was also on a hunt for a cropped white jumper. Most jumpers nowadays seem to be oversized or end mid-hip, the worst possible place which makes you look short and boxy. But eventually, I have found one that will go with everything high waisted that I possed.

The boots are old but unusual. Loosely woven and almost summery. The earring and the bracelets have obviously pearls theme to match the buttons.

That was my Christmas outfit since Christmas was cancelled and we were just staying home.

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