Filed under: Fashion, Fripperies, Style, Trinkets, Winter | Tags: Alexander Mcqueen, All Saints, Givenchy, Polyvore
Well, we meet again, dear hearts!
After a blogging break due to 1) being whisked out of the country to beautiful Bruges for a birthday surprise, 2) working six days a week at my Proper Job, and 3) prolonged illness (chest infection & horrid virus); I am back with trinkets & fripperies a-plenty…
299 GBP – farfetch.com
Vivienne Westwood Red Label jackets »
30 GBP – johnlewis.com
If you regularly flip through the glossies, you might notice they often suggest – to feeble minds, not us, darlings – that one key piece in your wardrobe will see you through every possible situation in life.
This is never a practical item like, say, a black cardigan. No, it’ll be a feathered trench coat that costs more than the deposit on a modestly sized starter home. This will be shown in a variety of ways, styled with everything from wellington boots to tiaras, in order to feed the self-justification of those handing over the dosh in the first place.
So practical, that feathered trench coat.
We know that of course, but I hope you will find that my little attempt at styling a dress two ways isn’t eyebrow-raising ridiculousness. I’d certainly wear both ways of styling the dress (though the first – warmer – selection would be my preferred option with snow & ice currently abounding ’round here).
The dress in question is one I lust after, yet fear of owning for the worry I may spoil it through drooling:
The gorgeous hand-painted toile de jouy pattern is inspired by 18th century French textiles, and is printed on pure silk.
Yes, yes, silk isn’t the most practical thing in the world, but layer it up and it can be a choice for the colder months, too, I promise!
I hate to think of pretty dresses languishing in the backs of wardrobes, desperately waiting for the two weeks a year it’s usually deemed warm enough to wear them in the UK. Poor things. Shove a thermal top underneath, add thick tights or leggings & boots, and it’s transformed into the height of snuggly practicality. Well, nearly. 🙂
11 GBP – avalaya.com
White jewelry »
$22 – urbandecay.com
$9 – chinaglazediva.com
The evening styling is rather sumptuous – that Alexander Mcqueen clutch is the exact (and only) shade of pink I love – hot to trot magenta. It picks up the colour on the Labyrinth dress print really well, I think. I adore those Givenchy Fetish Suede Pumps, too, but I’d have to be carried everywhere in them. Sitting down shoes, those, for me. [nods sagely]
Not a feathered trench coat in sight, and I do hope you’ll agree that both ways of wearing this dress have their own charms.
Until next time, my chuckie-eggs,
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