Vintage coat, Velvet slip dress , oversized white shirt .
I can't believe Christmas has come and gone already, I hope you had a fantastic Christmas. Mine was a rather odd one with mum being unwell, to the news of George Michael's and Carrie Fisher's passing, Just when I was beginning to accept Franca Sozzani's , a woman very dear to my heart and a great inspiration.
But as with all things in life, my mom got better and on the 27th we got ready and went out for a movie . We saw the Ballerina, wow what a movie, even Mr grumpy pants next to me i.e. My oldest son loved it, you should go and see it, I promise you will too.
For the evening out, I wore an awesome vintage dyed goat skin leopard? (Dear Sir Davidcoat I found online in a vintage shop in Dubai..yup Dubai, not even distance can stop this girl...
I styled my coat with an oversized white shirt from Zara,worn over last years velvet slip dress.
Slip dress; Zara..loads more vintage ones available...
oversized poplin shirt ;Zara
Vintage coat...plenty to be found online, check eBay, etsy or your local vintage store.
I chose to dress the coat down with a pair of velvet metal capped ankle boots for a bit of rock and roll.
I think this is the key to this look, dressing down an otherwise potentially over the top coat.
Giuesppe Zanotti capped Chelsea boots...oldie but goodie.
Slip dresses. No 3&5 all in the Zara sale for less than £20.
Boots; Giuseppe Zanotti, Miss KG Simona ankle boots £59,Chloe Susanna boots £850, Selfridges.com.Chloe Denim Kris ankle boots ;£521, Mytheresa.com.
I love my vintage clothes, as they are unique pieces which are dateless and can make the simplest zara slip dress chic, for next to no cost, compared to newer versions..
Can you imagine if this coat was simply thrown away by its previous owner OMG yup unimaginable , how would my life be without it ...oh dear me..oh dear!!!
Well my friends if I've in any way inspired you, why not invest in vintage,search on eBay , Etsy, and your local high streets, I have recently bought a fabulous piece from overdress Vintage which I will reveal soon, why not look the shop up on line , ASOS market place or otherwise Try your local Topshop vintage section for a curated selection.
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