I was just talking to a friend yesterday about how we all have our uniform. To some it’s jeans and a top, to me it’s a miniskirt, black tights and a blazer. I just keep going back to this over and over again!
I love the skirt because of the lenght and the colour, and the fact that it has some shimmer to it. It was the only one left on sale, and it was in my size. When that happens, it’s a sign of the gods that you have to buy it (laugh all you want, thousands of women around the world think like this :p).
There was a time when the under-belly-shadow in the pictures would have caused a minor meltdown, but those times are gone. It’s just a shadow, no reason to freak out. I love not having to stress about things like this anymore, it was so exhausting…
The blazer is from Edith Dohmen, from her own label. Blazers are important to me: they are the last layer that you add to your clothes, so they really are the finishing touch. When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it, and I was so thrilled when it got on sale, so I could finally get my hands on it with my studentbudget! The colour, the print, the shape… it just goes so well with my wardrobe, and I wear it all the time.
The collection is designed especially for inbetweenies (size 12 to 18), and that really shines through in the fit: I love that it is long (sooo sick of all those short boxy blazers in bigger sizes), that it has a nice waistline (great to fake a waist if you don’t have one!), that the sleeves are so long (if you’re shorter, you can roll them up, but I don’t have to) and that it has some extra room around the arms :). You can check out the rest of her collection here. There’s a 70% discount going on at the moment!
Okay, let’s talk about the broche! I have a minor broche addiction. In fact, I was quite shocked when I came to the conclusion that I haven’t worn a single one in any of my outfits so far!
A broche is like a decorative pin. It used to be worn on the lapels of a jacket (it still is, though mostly by elderly ladies), but I usually wear it with a buttoned up shirt (a bit like you would wear a statement necklace). Sometimes I put one (or a couple, haha) on a baret to pimp it up a bit. You can buy them new obviously, but they are quite common in vintage shops as well, which is where I usually buy mine :).
Today I’m channeling my inner Lagerfeld. I didn’t mean to (I don’t even like him that much, although he does have GREAT style), it just sort of happened, but I like it :p. For those of you who don’t know Karl Lagerfeld (or, as I like to call him, my brother from another mother), here he is!
I intentionally chose a picture from when he was bigger (he’s quite thin now), just because I don’t like how he talks about curvy and bigger women now… Don’t forget who you used to be Karl!
Anyway, just kidding, obviously. But still, always a great look to be inspired by :).
So okay, again a lot of vintage thrown in the mix today! The jacket I found in the treasurechest that is my mother’s closet. The blouse is a wonderfully “ugly” piece I hunted down in a secondhand store: it has lace and tiny buttons all over. Today I’m just showing a hint of the collar, but mark my words: you’ll see this one again, in all its glory. Someday.
The black sparkly dress is from Asos. I got it on sale and absolutely love it. It’s the first thing I ever bought there, and I’m still in love with it. I’ve become quite the asos expert, so if you ever have any questions about ordering there, you’ll know where to find me!
Speaking of love: these shoes are the cutest things to ever walk the surface of the earth, I swear. I’m never taking them off ever again.
jacket mom’s closet (size XL) – dress Asos (UK 18) – blouse Vintage – shoes New Look – earrings New Look