Today I wore:
Self-drafted top, blogged here.
Clothkits Ruby skirt, blogged here.
Charcoal cotton tights.
Gold dragonfly brooch.
This was an attempt to wear my favourite print skirt without resorting to a shop-bought top. Like my aubergine trousers, this skirt is far too big for me. I have taken it in two inches at the waist, but it still sits on my hip bones. It is likely that this is what it is supposed to do, but I have got so accustomed to higher vintage waists that I feel half-naked. And my tights come up a good 3 inches higher than the skirt, which feels odd to me - is this a common issue? Or is my skirt just too big?
But I just love the print of 1930's photographs. It's a different way to wear "vintage"!
Anyway, here I am in the my me-made top which at least covers my dignity. The cardigan is navy blue, which by rights ought to look awful with purple and black and grey, but it all sort of tones in, and I am quite pleased with the overall blend. I question how "professional" it looks, but I didn't have any meetings in my diary today so decided to risk it. Besides - my haircut is sharp enough to let me get away with a more casual look! ;)
The shoes are from 2004 and I keep forgetting I have them. I wore them to death when they were new, and I didn't have many alternatives. Time to bring them out again!
The brooch was a present from FL, hidden in a Christmas cracker. :)
When I have shorter hair I always want to wear interesting earrings but I never seem to get round to buying them. Maybe I will do it this time! I fancy a pair of fountain pen nibs dangling from my lobes - there are several sets on Etsy that tempt me. And how about a pair of vintage typewriter key earrings for hi-tech days?