Thursday, 14 January 2010

sweet charity

Maral and I had a business lunch today for an aural venture we are hoping to collaborate on in the future. Unfortunately we got sidetracked by test driving our new charity shop purchases. I think we both got clothes envy for the other's purchases. This black tuxedo shirt Maz picked up made me dribble with desire. She's also partial to a bit of gypsy chic and nabbed this bright blue shawl. In her first look, Gypsy Rodeo, she went for the buttoned up looked (which we both adore - brute chic all the way), topped off with the shawl and her favourite cowboy neck tie thingymabob. What the heck are these things called? Answers on a postcard comment blog please... Her cute little boot neck tie is a gift from her aunty's American holiday. Dang, I want one. She looks like she is returning from the cattle market and is off for a quick bourbon on the rocks with her ranch husband, before heading out to the rodeo after party. Saddle up and ride that pony! 
Outfit number 2 - the penguin. Maral also had the super bad black and white braces which go supremely with the tuxedo top. It works as a look on it's own but I had this bow tie which we added into the mix. Obviously you are meant to tie it up - but we left it undone and floppy. Victorian school boy style. In fact come to think of it she's like some modern Dorian Grey character.
Gypsy Rodeo: Shirt: Black tuxedo, charity shop. Shawl: Blue floral, charity shop. Neck tie: Cowboy boot, America somewhere. Shorts: Grey/Brown psuedo silk, H&M. Tights: M&S. Shoes: Black Brogues, Office.
The Dorian Grey Penguin: Same as above, except, Braces: Black & white, charity shop. Bowtie: Grey, Uncle Sam's, Oxford.

Had to get a quick shot of her in her worker day wear. Check out the cup of brew. 
Cardigan: Brown/cream winter knit, Zara. Top (dress worn as top): Grey with silver studs, H&M. Skirt: Beige corduroy, originally floor length but D.I.Y shortened, charity shop. Boots: Brown and canvas, River Island.

Wicked dinosaur/skull necklace from Galibardy

During our recky I got this long camel coat and wannabe trilby. Think inspiration for these looks all came from Coco Avant Chanel. The trousers Mummy M found in the sale rack at Topshop. Just like my Mummy M, I love a good bargain. She knows my love of high waisted too well & brought them over. I didn't even try the bad boys on. It was love at first sight. Plus they were only £12.

Outfit: Tshirt: Blue stripey, Jigsaw. Trousers: High-waisted tweed, Topshop. Belt: black leather, Zara. Hat: Hunting green, wannabe trilby, Charity Shop. Short jacket: Beige, granda chic, Gap. Long coat: Beige, grandma chic, Charity Shop. Boots: Beige, dingo boots, etsy. Heels: Black winkles, L.K.Bennent. Collar, fur trim, hand-me-down from Grandma Nagy.


Currently listening to: "Diplomat's Son" - Vampire Weekend


  1. so much awesomeness in ALL of these! my favorites include the fur coat, and the first one.

  2. Loving Maz's cardi, skirt and necklace ensemble and ele's stripey/fur/peg it (leg)

    Grace x

  3. That food looks delicious! Maybe I'm just hungry right now....

  4. I really like your outfits !!

  5. I really like your outfits !!

  6. I love that first outfit! Hmmmm...Might try to incorporate a tie in the mix today!

  7. Sorry second outfit :)

  8. Thank you!
    I very like the pattern of this blue scarf!