Daily outfit 13/5/2014

I’m a fairly budget-conscious person.  I don’t like the idea of having a “Summer wardrobe” and a “Winter wardrobe” because I’m not prepared to shell out the cash for two entirely separate wardrobes.  Plus, I don’t like the idea of some of my favourite items languishing in the wardrobe until the right weather rolls around for me to wear them.

While not all items can be made to work double-time, I like to get extra wear out of my warm-weather gear by layering tights and long sleeved tops underneath them.  Today I’m wearing one of my favourite vintage dresses (which is definitely more suited to Summer weather) with some clever layers to make it work for Autumn.




I am wearing:

– Blue and white 1970’s vintage sundress from The Dookie Emporium.

– Black tights

– Black bodysuit from Remember Me.

– Black and white vintage mod flats.

– Black beret from Target

– Black beaded drop earrings (a gift from my aunt).

-Liquorice allsorts ring



Wow. I didn’t realise what a terrible job I did of ironing my dress until I looked at these photos.  Let’s just move right along, shall we?

Can you tell that I’m pretty chuffed about my fishtail braids?  I’m pretty smitten with this style lately.  It’s so easy to do and my hair seems to stay tidier in fishtail braids than a regular plait now that I”ve cut it short.


Even though this dress is from the 70’s, I feel like the checkered print on it has a bit of a mod feel to it, so I decided to play on that with my graphic flats and huge earrings. I love mixing eras and playing around with all different styles that appeal to me.  I’m not the kind of person who will try to faithfully recreate vintage looks, but rather I prefer to draw inspiration from all the different styles of the past that I feel drawn to.  In this way, I feel that my style is more my own, rather than a facsimile of someone elses’.




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