Dress: Eliza Parker

Top: Eliza Parker

Shoes: Poetic License

Belt: Dorothy Perkins

I’m always at a bit of a loss when people ask me which shops I get most of my clothing at. I guess I’m not really one of those people who buys according to store name or brand, but just impulse buys when I stumble across something that I like. (Which is a lot)

Shopping by brand has its benefits though it must be said, and this unlikely combination is one of them.

This outfit is actually a dress and a top layered over one another. Both Eliza Parkerย and so both made of the exact same rich red jersey.

The dress is the one I always reach for when I’m having a mind-blank day on the fashion front because it’s so easy to wear and it always looks amazing, but of course it’s winter in Melbourne at the moment and bloody cold to boot so it was going to have to be coupled with another layer for protection from the elements.

I was inspired to add the Eliza Parker Ballerina topย ย after seeing – and desperately lusting after – the “Cyd” dress from Leona Edmiston:

My own mocked-up combination of dress and top worked remarkably well actually, and the double layers of fabric meant I was reasonably toasty, even without a jacket over the top.

I added a gold belt that mimics the gold trim on the Poetic License shoes that seem to have been made solely to match Eliza Parker‘s “Burgundy” colour palette.

8 thoughts on “1+1=1

  1. same here, and i buy only clothes i like on me, that means i buy not very often ๐Ÿ˜‰
    you look adorable and would look gorgeous even in potato sack, i guess ๐Ÿ˜‰
    we have saying: “?adnemu we wszystkim ?adnie” what can be translated “pretty person look pretty in everything” ๐Ÿ˜‰
    guess that’s your “problem” ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Due to the limited collection of plus size stores, I CAN name all the brands I wear…

    Really LOVE that colour, wine is apparently THE colour of AW11 (I seem to love capitals today!).

  3. Lilli, I would never have guessed this is a top over a dress! The color match is perfect and I applaud your creativity in putting together such a classy outfit. The shoes, again, are dead ringers for the beautiful rich hue of the “dress.” You look great and I really like your hair like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I have ‘borrowed’ your idea today Lilli – I too have this Eliza parker dress, and the ballerina top in the wine colour. Whilst I love the dress I find it a bit breezy for winter wear; and, without a cami or something underneath it, it’s a bit low cut for me to be comfortable in at work (don’t get me wrong – it’s definitely not inappropriate or anything – it’s just outside of MY comfort zone for work!) But today – match the 2 together (except I’ve worn a black belt & shoes) and I am toasty warm. It’s so nice to give my cardi a rest!

    Thankyou SO much for the inspiration!

  5. Love the colour matching – the “dress” and the shoes go together perfectly!

    Loving Burgundy this winter – so warm and lush…

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