Styling vintage without looking like fancy dress.Autumn layers, Girlfriend jeans, Stripes and a Houndstooth cape.
Comfort won on that day!
I decided that I had to give them another chance.
They are so beautifully made, old fashioned patent leather (so soft) and pretty applique autumn leaves.
Unfortunately, they are only comfortable for short periods.
I am not sure why this is, but, I sensibly slipped a pair of black brogues into my bag for when my feet gave up on looking pretty.
During one of my charity shop trawls, this oversized shirt really caught my eye.
I have seen very similar designs on the high street, at various price points, but the quality of this item blew them all away AND, it was £2.00....now that is my kind of price point.
It is a punchy colourway, with a great combination of autumnal hues and a striking striped design.
Of course, I had to clash with a second pattern.
Adding a cosy layer with this houndstooth cape.
Capes are so handy.
Perfect when it is too warm for a coat.
Great over a jacket on a cooler autumn day.
Stylish on top of a plain winter coat on frosty mornings.
Fantastic at work in my draughty staff room!
The whole look needed pulled together with something casual and effortless, cuffed girlfriend jeans were perfect for this.
That 'thrown on' casual look works well with vintage items. It stops them looking too stuffy or like a fancy dress costume.
Plenty of room for all of my bits and bobs, and those spare shoes.
A chunky statement necklace finished things off nicely (see it here, with tartan, and here, for a wedding).
I made it until lunchtime before needing to change into my comfortable black brogues. Which, I have to admit, was longer than I expected!
And I did pop my heels back on in the evening, just to sit and look down at how pretty they are.
Do you ever carry a spare pair of shoes in your bag?
Or are you one of those lucky ladies who can wear heels all day and not end up with shredded feet?
Please let me know in the comments.... so I can be pea-green with envy!
Shirt: Jacques Vert.. old (maybe old enough to be vintage?) Charity Shop. (I like this one)
Wrap: Matalan (old) (I like this one...even though it is a gent's)
Bag: Martha Ponti
Shoes: Meadows (Ebay)