Noir et Blanc


Earings from Forever 21 | Faux Fur Coat C/O SheIn | Turtleneck from Urban Behaviour | Shorts from ASOS | Tights by Secret Hosiery

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Velvet Blouse C/O Shein | Vintage Chain Belt | Jeans from Blank Denim

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Sequin Jacket C/O SheIn | Vintage Scarf | Blank Denim Jeans

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Earrings from Forever 21 | Vintage Satin Slip | Vintage Chain Belt | Gold Skirt C/O SheIn | Glitter Tights from Claire's

Silver September


Earrings from F21 | Blouse from Suzy Shier | Gold Chain Belt from Thrift Sho
 Floral Skirt from Thrift Shop | Metallic Platforms by Marc Jacobs C/O Shopbop

You Got The Silver



Silver Hoops from Claire's | Vintage Black and Silver Scarf | Sheepskin Vest from Winner

'How is it I haven't got anything else silver?' I wondered, sitting on the floor in front of my closet. A sequinned silver cocktail dress, a gold glittery pair of pumps I bought years ago for $5, a red sequinned cape, but nothing suitable to wear with a pair of Marc Jacobs silver platform heels a la Bianca Jagger circa 1973. 

Then I remembered a black and silver scarf that, like the burgundy slip I wore in another recent post once resided in my childhood dress up box, might just work. Rifling through the much too small basket in which I keep my scarves, I finally found it and pulled it out, hoping it might be long enough to wear as a top. Slung around my neck and crossed over, it had just enough length to comfortably tie at my back. 'That's the top sorted, then'.

But what to wear with it? Nothing revealing. A long, a-line black skirt? Too matronly. A tight black midi skirt? Too self conscious. Shorts? Never. After bit of a trying on, tossing aside, and repeating, I eventually settled on a pair of bell bottom jeans by Blank Denim. The silver and denim seeming to both suit one another and contrast one another appropriately.

Mixing a bit of silver and gold, I opted for big silver hoop earrings and a chunky gold chain necklace worn as a bracelet. I've been getting more into wearing jewellery and accessories lately. If only partly to distract from the state of my hair. As a finishing touch of sorts, I threw on a shaggy vest. Because, although it's summer, a little sheepskin never hurt anyone.

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White Shift Dress C/O SheIn | Suede Pumps by Steve Madden

Pink 'n' Blue


Earrings from Forever 21Pink Sleeveless Top C/O SheIn | High Waisted Jeans by Levi's C/O Shopbop | Steve Madden Pumps

Taking inspiration from this photo of Cindy Crawford, I paired a pink sleeveless top with a pair of high waisted Levi's and black pumps.  And finished off the look with a pair of gold hoops from Forever 21 and big hair.

My motto is 'all skin tight, all the time'. Has been since I was sixteen.

Seaside Summertime

Bodysuit by Marilyn Monroe Intimates | Sling Back Sandals from H&M

Queen of Hearts

 

Heart Sunglasses by Wildfox C/O Shopbop | Earrings from Forever 21 | Vintage Satin Slip | Vintage Chain Belt | Vintage Floral Skirt | Vintage Pumps

'Does it look like I'm wearing someone's bedding?', I asked myself as I zipped up a previously unworn floral skirt that my mother bought in the late 1970s. I'm told it had a matching top that, unlike its skirt counterpart, did not survive the decades gone by. By the time I was pulling off the nearly forty year old price tags, I'd decided it didn't look like bedding, at least not enough to preclude wearing it on a sunny summer afternoon.

Having ruled out wearing it with black or white, black being too much of a contrast and having nothing suitable in white, I got creative. Whilst going through storage bins last summer, I came upon a box of dress up clothes from my childhood. Amongst the frilly dresses and silly accessories, I found an old burgundy slip and put it aside, momentarily revelling in the novelty of now being able to properly fit these old forgotten clothes. Then, this past week, standing half dressed in the bedroom and trying to figure out what to wear, it dawned on me that the colour of that old slip might match perfectly with the shades of dark red in previously mentioned skirt.

For shoes, I opted for another 'previously owned by mum' piece. A pair of low heels in a neutral cream colour from the late 70s. What with the skirt's big, bold pattern, I thought understated and classic shoes would be best.

As for accessories, I've actually gotten little more into wearing them recently. First, my gold chain belt which has made several appearances on this blog in recent months. Second, a pair of  1960s influenced dangling earrings from Forever 21.

And last (but certainly not least), a pair of Wildfox Lolita sunglasses. If I remember correctly, the first online purchase I ever made was for a pair of cheap red plastic heart shaped sunglasses when I was a teenager. Moving up in the world 'n' all that.


I'm a time traveller, didn't you know?
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 Bodysuit C/O SheIn | Thrifted Gold Chain Belt | Thrifted Floral Skirt | Thrifted Handbag | Vintage Leather Pumps

Summer Dreams

Gold Hoop Earrings from Forever 21 | Vintage Floral Scarf | DL1961 Instaslim Jeans C/O Shopbop | Vintage Chain Necklace

For this summery 1960s inspired look, I paired a vintage floral scarf in vibrant shades of orange and yellow with a pair of DL1961 high waisted blue jeans. I always have a look through the scarves when thrifting, the larger ones can make for lovely sarongs and tops during the warmer months. And the jeans immediately caught my eye, the fit and colour reminding me of a pair I had years ago. Still have, actually, though they've seen far better days. For accessories, I opted for gold hoop earrings and an old chain necklace worn as a bracelet.

Summer has arrived on the island and not a minute too soon.