E’s lookbook ‘Floral bomber’

Lookbook:

Bomber: Marella

Top: River Island

Trousers: H&M

Sandals: Primark

Bag unknown

A floral bomber worn with a dark green top, rusty colour wide-leg trouser, brown open toe sandals and a black bag.

What an autumnal colour explosion.

Let’s be honest. The colour of the trousers is just fab! They are also wide-leg which means that they will have some longevity in my wardrobe as everyone is getting tired of skinny trousers. As it’s not too cold, going all autumnal may be overkill, but dipping one’s toes into autumn is a move in the right direction. The bomber is one of my favourites. It is floral yet it has stripes, it is a jacket yet the buttons are covered so it can be a blouse too. The multitude of different colours makes it easy to pair with other items yet the colours are muted enough to look grown-up. Having it slightly open still has that summer feel and having it paired with an emerald tank top makes perfect sense to me. Miss matched accessories are very now too. 

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 ‘Red, flowery dress’

Lookbook:

Dress: Matalan

Earrings self-made

Bag vintage

Belt vintage

Sandals: Primark

A red flowery dress worn with a vintage, brown, shoulder bag, brown, vintage belt and open toe, brown sandals.

The usefulness of alterations.

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.

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 ‘Double sequins’

Lookbook:

Jacket: H&M

Top: Armani Exchange

Trousers unknown

Sandals: M&S

Bag: Rowallan

A navy blue sequined jacket worn with a red sequined top, red cropped trousers, navy blue sandals, and navy blue bag.

Double trouble. 

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.

E’s lookbook ‘All pink now’

Lookbook:

Top: Elizabeth Shelton

Trousers: Primark

Sandals: Primark

A sleeveless, pale pink sequined top worn with Schiaparelli pink, wide-leg trousers, and beige wedge sandals.

E’s lookbook ‘Grey velour dress’

Lookbook:

Top: Monsoon Fusion

Dress: Zara

Sandals: Primark

Bag unknown

A grey, velour dress worn with a three-dimensional, cream top, beige, flat, pointy tip sandals, and metallic bag.

E’s lookbook ‘ Old dress new way’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Dress: Boden

Belt: Primark

Sandals: Primark

Bag: Primark

Bracelets: Primark

A pastel green, patterned, cotton dress worn with a nude Casstanier type of sandals, nude bag, belt, and earrings.

Old dress new way

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.

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 ‘Red sequined vest’

Lookbook:

Vest: Armani Exchange

Trousers: Primark

Sandals: Primark

Bracelet unknown

Bag; Rowallan

The simplest of the outfits: vest, trousers and sandals. The sequines do all the talking. The colours very classic: red, navy blue and white. Simple bracelet for an extra interest.

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