Tuesday, October 12, 2010

House Rent Boogie

I think the shoes came first in choosing this outfit.
How impractical for soggy, wet grass - but it just had to be done.
I haven't worn these wedges for ages.
I bought them about five years ago and thought they were going to be an expensive, regrettable, trendy item that would date after one or two seasons.
NOT!!!
I still love them as much as the day I floated out of the shop with them.
It was a good lesson to learn - who gives a crap about whether they're the latest thing or not?
When it comes to shoes, if they make you feel like a horny toad, then work them.
I really wanted to get these shots done outdoors between the torrential downpours we're having - so I chose something happy to wear to perk me up after a tough day juggling the pennies around.
This is a 1970s old-stock dress I thrifted last year, with its original tag still attached.




I love wearing it - I feel like I should be strolling the streets of New Orleans in this get-up, with some crusty, old busker crooning passersby:).
I've added a 1940s fox collar, fishnets and bangles - of which my collection is s-l-o-w-l-y growing.
I want armloads like Nancy Cunard.




I've added my favourite Mona Lisa earrings which are starting to look a bit worse for wear, 1960s black mesh gloves and a 1960s gold plastic hair clip.




Butter wouldn't melt while wearing my Mary Janes;P.




Shoe porn shot (don't look at my nails - I said don't!)




Trinkets.




Cheeky tip of the day:  Dive into the back of your closet and style something, anything that you find there.  After all, if it's in your closet, why aren't you wearing it? xoxo

20 comments:

  1. LOVE the polka dots and fishnets.....fabulous look on you!!!

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  2. The dress reminds me of the one my sister made ( I have shorten it now), love it... The shoes look confotable as well as beautiful. How interesting the Mona Lisa earrings.
    Gorgeous ensemble to keep away the rain.
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  3. You look absolutely lovely in this dress! Those Mona Lisa earrings are inspired!

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  4. I love everything about this outfit!

    Cheers,
    poet

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  5. Where's your umbrella? I love that dress and did not once look at your toes in that shoe porn shot! I did however, spy those Mona Lisa earrings and am covered green with jealousy. I love them! Love all the photos on your sidebar. Hope the weather clears up soon!

    ~Bonnie xxx

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  6. Gorgeous of course! I love it :)))))

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    XOXO
    minnja

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  7. Oh you just get more and more fabulous! How I love stacks of bangles, I thought I was the bangle queen until I spotted that beauty in your side bar!
    Loving your challenge, but if I rifled to the back of my wardrobe I may disappear for good.
    Your toes look pretty good to me and I adore those earrings! xxx

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  8. I love this outfit, very different from your usual!

    I've given you an award over on my blog!
    http://www.oranges-and-apples.com/2010/10/outfit-61010-adapted-navy-smock-dress.html

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  9. THE EARRINGS. omgomgomg love them so bad. I need 6 pairs, yesterday (6 because I would lose/break most)
    Love the polka dot dress with the mesh gloves and fishnets. TEXTURE.

    x x x

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  10. Gorgeous outfit! The shoes are my favourite bit of your outfit. I have to invest in some wedges. x

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  11. I love the fur with the dots. You've inspired me in how to style my childhood garage sale fur stole plus a little dotted blouse I love but have never worn. Stay tuned! Fur scarves are such the thing again over here, for fall/winter. How does yours fasten in front? I haven't been able to figure that from my fashion magazine photos, and I'd like to know how to convert my stole to a crossover scarf.

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  12. the shoes ARE keepers, but I'm thinking I have fox collar and Mona Lisa earring envy.

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  13. Feck you look awesome today!!! LOVE that frock,and your accessorising is spot on..........lol...hmmmm
    Yes,I think you may rival Vix as bangle queen one day,but right now I think she kicks everyones ass!!!I smell competition!!
    xxx

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  14. this is a wow look! you`ve made me laugh when saying "don`t look at my shoes porn":) for me what makes this outfit is a faux fur colar! stunning dress of course but this colar adds something unique!

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  15. Super look ! you look absolutely cute in it...i also like you in the blond fur vest below...chicissimo ! :-)

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  16. Beautiful dress, will always be in use at any time!

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  17. great shoes and love the fur collar, the bangles are growing :)

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  18. I am quite envious of your dress. I love polka dots there is something very elegant and classy about them. I liked how you mixed things up with the unexpected fishnets & bangles, it a good look :)

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  19. The dress is so gorgeous. It looks very well made and fits you like a glove. And I love the addition of the little collar. Very chic. :)

    Love from Toronto, Canada

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