Having been craving a sleeveless roll-neck burgundy midi for a good couple of months, I'm over the moon with this £10 beauty I picked up as part of my Boohoo win. For a playful feel, I teamed it with the Lita-dupes that I grabbed at the same time, and the pearl cat ear hair band which I'd already begged mum to buy me for Christmas. My own cat was incredibly disturbed by my wearing this, so it must be, um, realistic?!
For a more ladylike look, I played up the vintage feel of the shape with a beehive (see my tutorial here if you missed it earlier this week) and classic-but-playful printed silk scarf and courts. For a slightly different twist, I'd like to try tying the scarf around my neckline instead, and leaving the beehive plain, or dressing it up with a simple Alice band or comb.
Two Shades of Grey
I wore this outfit out shopping a couple of weeks ago when, believe it or not *looks out of the window at 6 inches of snow*, I was sweltering, but so desperate to wear my new Christmas boots that I didn't care! Perfect for a snowy London-in-January though (with over-the-elbow gloves!). This unassuming-but-pretty-much-perfect Primark dress seems to be quite the bloggers' "it" dress at the moment - I'm starting to see it everywhere I click! A lot of people seem to be teaming it with chunky ankle boots, so I decided to try a sleeker, more ladylike look by tucking long fitted boots under the hemline.
Skirt and Belt: Primark (Past Season), Top: Primark (Current), Cardigan: Monsoon (Past Season), Shoes: Marks & Spencer
Some more tonal colour blocking, based around an old favourite this time - the knitted pencil skirt featured back in my original post. You can't beat a good peplum-pencil combo! This ensemble was actually created purely for the purposes of enabling me to wear a cardi as a cape, since I'd just read in the Vintage Style book I got for Christmas (to be reviewed soon) about Grace Kelly wearing hers this way and was desperate to try it out!
And to Wrap it Up...
Dress: Very (Past Season), Shoes: Faith (Past Season), Jacket: Primark (Current)
I rediscovered this beautifully classic wrap dress when I was digging around in my "eveningwear" wardrobe for my Party Dress Archives post, and promptly replaced it in my "one-pieces-to-wear-any-time" wardrobe instead. I asked for this for my birthday 5 years ago, but it's something that will just be eternally stylish... The faux fur jacket plays up its vintage vibe, and dresses it up for evening, but it would work just as well with a swing jacket or blazer for day.