I’m just as excited to be writing this outfit post as the last! I decided to call this look Victoriana – to my mind, the blouse and shoes are not only bloody fabulous but totally reminiscent of the more glamorous side of Victorian fashion.
For those who don’t know, I’m a huge history geek and love anything that has a link to the past. That’s why I was so drawn to these pieces, and wanted to put them together in a look that combined old and new. Shock horror – I also have my hair tied up for this look! It’s something I rarely do, but thought it was fitting.
So let’s take a closer look! My blouse is from the wonderful ASOS – I spotted it on the website and they only had it left in the Petite section. I’m not a tall girl (I’m 5’3) but never considered looking at Petite sections before, and although they had my Size 8 in stock I was unsure just how it would fit. I’m pleased to report that it fits perfectly and is just as fabulous in ‘person’ as it looked online!
My skirt, which isn’t particularly visibly or key to this look, is a simple piece from New Look. It is actually a bodycon design but that’s a minor detail really – we all know this look is about the blouse and shoes only! Moving down, my tights are my trusty 120 deniers from Primark – I’ve bought the same kind for years and they’ve never let me down.
Now for the shoes! They are my old reliable Irregular Choice beauties – one of the original Abigail’s Party designs. I bought them over 5 years ago from eBay, and even then they’d already been out for a good 3 years. I adore them to death – they’re so unusual and edgy, yet are still probably the most alternative yet feminine fashion item I own.
I felt brilliant in this outfit. I actually wanted to keep it on for the rest of the day, but the shoes didn’t seem the most practical thing to walk around the Trafford Centre in! However I would absolutely wear them for a cocktail night or swanky event, and I’d feel great every second I wore them.
Here’s to proper outfit post No.2! What did you guys think?