Velvet


 Dressing Gown by Only Hearts Lingerie C/O Shopbop | Trousers from Urban Behaviour | Steve Madden Pumps
 
When is a blouse not a blouse? When it’s a skimpy dressing gown masquerading as a blouse. Sometimes something comes along that's too good to be kept in the bedroom. This was one of those times. Gorgeous rose print burnout velvet deserves better than to be worn only to laze around in on a Saturday morning.

For a Kate Moss inspired, chic-but-with-a-bit-of-an-edge kind of look, I paired this dressing gown by Only Hearts Lingerie with high waisted black trousers and classic suede heels. And In keeping with the ‘lingerie as outerwear’ theme, I opted to wear a black lace mini slip underneath. After all, Only Hearts Lingerie’s slogan is 'for the shameless romantic to be worn anytime, anywhere'. Not that I really needed any encouragement.

Now, theoretically (yes, 'theoretically'...), you could wear an outfit like this on a night out, get home late, ditch the trousers and pumps, take off your makeup and wash your face (we're not complete savages), and fall into bed. Get up the next day, get yourself sorted out, throw the dressing gown back on with a t-shirt, flares, and flats and go. Wouldn't you wear a velvet dressing gown to a Saturday morning farmer's market? I would. Then again, I can recall wearing these heels to the grocery store one time a few years ago. That, actually, I probably wouldn't do that today. Probably.

Denim and Suede

Vintage Suede Jacket | Lattice Top C/O SheIn | Suzy Shier Jeans | Viva Flats

Being that most of my outfits recently have had a similar vibe and being that I don't want to get too repetitive, I'll make this a quick one. I paired a black lace-up top from SheIn with dark wash tapered jeans from Suzy Shier. The jacket belonged to my mum in the 1970s and the shoes are those same old favourite leather flats.

Short and sweet.

Knit


Knit Sweater C/O SheIn | Thrifted Belt | Bell Bottom Jeans by Blank Denim C/O Shopbop | Thrifted Cowboy Boots

Ordering ‘one size’ clothing online can always be a bit of a gamble. It may fit perfectly. It may fit your 8-year-old niece perfectly. It may fit you similarly to how a potato sack would. For me, the latter rings true this time. Still, nothing a belt can’t sort out. To create a more feminine shape, I chose a leather belt that I bought at a thrift shop ages ago. It’s one of my favourites; it goes with just about anything, from jeans to pencil skirts to sundresses.
 To balance the oversized sweater, I opted to pair it with bell bottom jeans. I felt it would look too top heavy if paired with tight, tapered jeans. And, as I’ve mentioned previously, I love a good pair of bell bottoms anyway.

Finally, I wore the pair of slightly tatty cowboy boots I picked up last September at a thrift shop near where I’m living. I haven’t been in for a while and have been wanting to pop in to have a look. It’s one of those neat, slightly hidden away little thrift shops. Behind a church and only open a few days a week. In those ones especially, you can find the most interesting things.