The Deets

Dress: Eliza Parker

Shoes: Melissa

My frocks tend to get a lot more airtime on this blog than the frou frou, I have to admit, and often I feel guilty about not making a bigger deal of my accessories.

Shoes, hats, belts, jewellery…. they’re such great ways of turning a classic outfit into something that showcases a bit of your personality.

Take this Eliza Parker dress: It’s the most perfect example of a blank slate outfit – It fits beautifully, is comfortable to wear, is a classic style and the navy colour will go with most accessories I chose to throw at it.

I can dress it up with heels, and some spangly jewellery; dress it down with a cardigan, and some ballet flats; throw in some red and white accessories for a nautical flair; or pretty it up with a floral brooch.

Today I decided to throw in some sparkle. I started with a rhinestone studded headband on my be-beehivedΒ coiffure:

Headband: Mimco

Β I added my galactic starry night necklace which had been made of gorgeously glittery “midnight sunstone”. How I wish I knew how to capture the true nature of this necklace. It’s bewitching in person, I simply cannot capture the depth of the sparkly effect with my camera.

Necklace: Friedasophie

Lastly I injected a little bit of my customary bright colours with my hot pink glitter shoes from Melissa.

Shoes: Melissa

And just a gratuitous shot of my vintage specs, since I always get asked about them when they come up on the blog. I bought them a few years ago when The Sophisticate and I were visiting his family in the US. They came from a little vintage shop called Donna’s Dress Shop in Kansas City and I had the lenses replaced by Ren at Melbourne Optical. You can find similar vintage cats eye glasses on Etsy, and Ren actually stocks a few as well.

17 thoughts on “The Deets

  1. I love your frocks- and I love the frou frou too! That dress is just lovely and perfect for everything!
    The necklace is stunning- I can imagine it sparkles and has such depth in real life! Sparkly shoes- love, always love!

  2. I bought a shirt dress from eShakti precisely because I saw how you have dressed yours up. Mine had brass buttons which I replaced with black buttons for that blank slate, usually for my vintage brooch collection. <3

  3. Last time you posted pics of that necklace, I lusted for days but resisted. This time, lusted for about 10 minutes before treating myself. Gorgeous.

  4. Tell me more about this be-beehive bizness. Should I own one? Does it really only take 15 seconds? Because after years of spending hours on my hair I really only have about 15 seconds, and that’s if I’m running early.

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