I have raved about the dress in another blog. So let me just say that what attracted me to the dress was the pattern but also the colour combination. Off-white background with shades of red and cool brown floral pattern, easy to style either summer or autumn. My autumnal version consists of a cool brown long jacket, to emphasise the silhouette belted, interesting vintage bag and trusted Dune boots. All cohesive and autumnal.
I suppose it is not a look for the faint-hearted. Square duo chrome pink/ green sequins worn with metallic duo-chrome pink/ green trousers and if the shine was not enough the jacket has a metallic thread too. The trainers make the look un-glamourized and the crossbody bag gives it a casual look. Still, the colour scheme brings a smile to my face.
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.
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.
You know the feeling when you find something that feels fun.
I had the feeling when I have found this jumper. It looks like taken straight out of the 80-ties. The colours, the colour blocking even the golden buttons with no purpose other than just a decoration. Can’t say that it is going to be the most versatile item in my wardrobe, but it is a jumper and it is reasonably warm. I have paired it with navy blue denim, a white coat and gold earrings- not much of a brainer. Not sure how many more styling ideas that jumper can give but wearing it that day was fun!
I felt like I have discovered something new even though it has been done many times before. Where do I start? Let us start with the trousers. I have finally found wide-leg denim that fits at a reasonable price too, so I have bought 2 pairs in 2 different colours. The pair in question needed a small adjustment as the hem was too low. the perfect length is just above your ankle bone where your leg is at its thinnest to flatter the most. I have combined it with a basic, fitted buttoned-up white shirt and added a brooch in navy blue just under the collar. But I wasn’t done yet as I decided to wear a knitted vest on top of that. The whole outfit is budget-friendly as it is mainly Primark and all of the pieces will be staples in my wardrobe that I intend to wear in different ways. It’s also navy blue and white- favourite colour combo of many people.
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.
is what I need right now. It’s getting warmer but the mornings are still chilly and they require a light jacket. I had this light jacket for a while but found it a bit too intimidating until I have figured it how to dress it down. I was eyeing this paper bag waist jeans in December last year, but then we went to a lockdown and I thought it was all over. When I saw them again this spring I had to have them. Love the colour, love the cut, intend to wear them a lot. Another impromptu purchase was this very cropped hoody. It makes sense to have something ending on your waist while all my recent buys are all high waisted style.