Saturday, 25 February 2012

Tweed, navy, polka dots


Tweed blazer: vintage Burberry, Camel jumper: Next, Polka dot skort: vintage, Tan brogues: vintage, Bowler hat: H&M, silk scarf (tied onto bag): vintage, Necklaces: vintage and Topshop.

Look! Actual, real sunlight! My poor beaten up point and shoot digi camera didn't know what had hit it. Unfortunately, neither did I which is why I was stuck at home for the weekend on an unexpectedly sunny day with nothing in my suitcase but jumpers and tweed. But we persevere. If I can saunter around with bare legs in November and pretend I'm not freezing then I can wear wool and tweed and pretend I'm not boiling. Besides, it turned out that the sun was only superficial and it was actually really cold. Ah, good old England.

Anyway, I can't believe it's taken so long for this blazer to appear on the blog. It's quite possibly my favourite possession, aside from my Macbook and my lovely secondhand copy of Oscar Wilde's plays. The only downside is that I can't pass it off as an incredible find I just happened upon at a fair or charity shop - it was Etsy. But damn it, designer vintage in good condition is hard to just stumble across. I spent an arm and a leg on it but I wear it all the time and occasionally sit and stroke it in my spare time so, all in all, I think it's paid for itself. And I always get comments on it. They range from the complimentary (like the lady who stopped me on the stairs today at uni and told me it was "stunning" - she also asked if I made it myself, one of the hazards of going to art school is that everyone assumes you're super-crafty) to the bewildered ("Are you going horseriding later...?") to the slightly mean ("Ew, you look like a farmer). But anyway, here's some gratuitous close up photos of it's loveliness:




  1. Wow, I love it! What a great find.
    Claudia xxx

  2. You look great! I love how you mix prints


  3. Gaaah, I love this! Everything looks wonderful together.

    Catherine, XO.

  4. i am supremely jealous. that thing is friggin perfect x

  5. you have a really cute style! love the hat :)

  6. I'M IN LOVE WITH YOUR STYLE! your blog too!:)xo

  7. You look adorable, such a great look very heritage :)

  8. My goodness, dear girl!! Your blog is lovely and I'm so glad I've found it =). The vintage tweed looks perfect on you, and all of your outfits are quite darling. I like your blog so very muchly (and I know this isn't a word, but it falls out of my mouth all the time =P)!!

    Anyway, your style is amazing. I am now following you. I am pretty happy about it. I will stop with the short random sentences now. Please come visit me at! I hope you decide to follow me back darling =).

    <3 <3

  9. I really love your outfits, everything is so well-coordinated. The shorts are especially cute.

  10. just love this outfit - that blazer is amazing!


  11. super cute! nice! LOVELY blog! Come by and let's follow each other!! Stay in touch ;)!

  12. I adore this outfit! so chic! I'm glad I found your blog I'm following you now! Come visit and follow back :-)