Prints Charming

Dress: Vintage via Thrush

Cardigan: Friends of Couture

Tights: mesop

Shoes: Poetic Licence

 Brooch: Pirdy

I’ve had a few stabs at pattern mixing before with varying degrees of success. They’ve always got polkadots somewhere though. What it is about polkadots that of all the patterns it’s the one that plays nicest with others?

Usually in the cooler months I would team this vintage dress with brown boots and a mustard cardigan but the only plain mustard cardigan I have at the moment is a flimsy cotton blend and it wasn’t going to provide much protection from the chilly wet weather.

This cardigan’s wool and a good deal warmer, and while I’m finding it disappointingly unflattering fully buttoned, it looks quite cute fastened at the neck with a brooch.

Fantastic Friday

Dress: Eliza Parker

Cardigan: Friends of Couture

Shoes: I Love Billy

Belt: Kinki Gerlinki

Hurrah for Friday evening, am I right? It was a short four-day week because of the Queen’s Birthday Holiday on monday, but ti still felt stupidly long.

I’ve been having a busy, busy time at work at the moment; working long (well, longer than usual) hours, and then into the evening with responding to emails and paperwork.

Oftentimes I don’t have enough time in the morning to put together an outfit I’m really happy with (which is distressing for little clothes-horse me).

Sometimes the outfit that I put together seems like it works in the morning, but by the evening I hate it. Sometimes I put together an outfit that doesn’t work, then run out of time to do anything so spend the day grumpy because I don’t feel like myself.

Sometimes, very rarely, I put together a new outfit which I feel doesn’t work, but I get so many compliments on it that by the afternoon I quite like it. (Approval, we all crave it)

Given time, I probably wouldn’t have worn today’s outfit, but I was rushing to get out the door so I sucked it up and wore it anyway. And apparently people like it.

The dress is an old favourite. Jessica doesn’t make it anymore, which makes me terrified that one day I’m going to tear a hole in it, and it can NEVER BE REPLACED. The cardigan’s the last from May(de)’s Friends of Couture cardigan bender. It wasn’t in the colour I wanted (olive green with orange polkadots) and just barely buttoned up but the sale was “three for the price of two” so I got it anyway. Seeing it with this dress I know I made the right decision.