Always a fan of scruffy glamourous!
Last week I decided to face my fears and purchase a slip dress. Now a ‘slip dress’ is by no means a dress in a slip style. It’s just a slip that I am going to work as a dress. Naturally I’m a bit apprehensive. When one doesn’t live in the major fashion capitals of the world, a strangers confused look at your ‘underwear as outerwear’ can be enough to vow never to wear that item of clothing again! BUT I’m going to take a chance. I’ve googled around looking for ideas and with the 90’s still popular, along with Kate Bosworth’s recent Coachella collection for Topshop, I’m not alone. The garment in question (pictured below) is a very pretty yellow which I feel I must toughen up. My planned outfit will go something like this.
The jacket is Tim Ryan and waaaay out of my price range but I may invest in a cheaper fringed suede version. I also think some chunky gold jewellary will be in there somewhere! Stay tuned for a proper outfit post soon and if anyone has any suggestions on how to wear the slip dress, I’d love to hear your comments!
My outstanding friend Roisin brought me this H and M skirt back from Montreal. It was a lot harder to get over here. I love it. It’s not the easiest skirt to just throw on on any given morning as it requires a little thought. On this day I wore it with an oversize black tee with the sleeves pushed up, liiiiiiiight black tights and some boots. I also went for a chunky choker! The key for wearing decadent items day to day is to work on making the rest of your outfit that bit more casual.
Ah… distressed, frayed, ripped, acid wash, bleached, denim. It’s everywhere and I love it. It’s warm, summery, sexy, casual and cooooool.
The above image from 3.1 Phillip Lim sparked me to do some googling!
I think why I adore it so much is because you can move from grungy mess to laid back cool in seconds AND it’s just so darn comfortable.
After quite the shitty Friday I experienced last week, karma struck gold on Saturday.
As a huge fan of Natalie Hartley, I was de-light-ed to discover I had won the boots she featured in one of her recent blog posts. They are from Office and more than similar to the original Balenciaga’s that sparked the cut out trend.
Needless to say I can’t wait till they arrive so I can wear them into the ground and do an outfit post… or two!