Walk the walk

November 18, 2009

 

This is actually my second oufit of the day.  In my rush to get ready, I spilled the lunch I was making all down the first so had and emergency rush back up to the wardrobe. It must have been fate as this skirt was the first thing I saw. It’s vintage Karl Lagerfeld and part of a suit, the jacket of which I wear quite a lot but the skirt has so far not seen the light of day.  I can’t for the life of me think why,  it fits well and is comfortable, the only drawback is that it made climbing the stairs to work a little tricky this morning. Maybe it’s meant to be worn by people who don’t have to work, maybe if I wear it I won’t have to work either. Even if it is by incapacitating myself on the stairs.

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Old, gold and cold

November 16, 2009

gold
Matching your facial expression to the weather is a true talent; check out this gloomy mug. Matching gold with gold is not such a talent but at least makes for a little shine on an otherwise grey day.

This dress was one of four items I bought for £10 from a German lady at the last Car Boot Sale I visited, along with a black lycra bodycon dress, a black velvet one and a leather pencil skirt. I had the impression she was the kind of woman who never threw things out as long as they still fitted her. She very lovingly folded them all immaculately before placing them in a bag for me and telling me she wished she could still get into them but she was sure they’d look lovely on me.  I now wear all the dresses to death, I am sure this is partly because of that little interaction that still makes me smile.

The shoes were a present from my mum, they are vintage
Charles Jourdan
that had never been worn but not stored properly as, the first time I wore them (to a gig with a particularly sticky floor) the soles came clean off. With a lot of tlc and a little glue, they are making a valiant effort to keep it together. So it seems fitting they should be worn with a bolero trimmed with tiny gold medals. On closer inspection, they look more like coins and the cardigan is made in Turkey so I suspect it was a whimsical tourist purchase which someone lost the guts to wear once back on British soil. Their loss as it’s warming me up a treat today.

Vintage 80s Gold Button Dress – Royal Cyclamen via Car Boot Sale

Turkish Gold Coin Bolero – Oxfam

Vintage 80s Gold & Black Pumps – Charles Jourdan via gift