Thursday, March 24, 2011

{Jewellery Week} Outfit Post

I hadn't especially intended my outfit to be a "Jewellery Week" edition. I just thought I'd wear my pink wool skirt because the weather is absolutely glorious - almost the perfect balance of warm and cool (if it were just a couple of degrees warmer I think it would be spot on). Then I pulled out this top to wear with it because the greys and pinks pick up the colours of the skirt. I rarely wear this one because the neckline is so wide it exposes my bra straps (which I prefer not to, even though it's pretty acceptable in the modern world). Then - brainwave - I realised I could dress clips to secure the top to my bra straps! Hey presto, modesty preserved.

After trying out a couple of necklaces it occurred to me that I could continue with the jewellery week theme, so I added my beaded collar (admittedly I did not make this myself, it's a vintage one). After that I figured I might as well go the whole way, and I added a brooch to my belt buckle.

Outfit details: Beret, charity shop; Top, H&M via ebay; 1950s wool skirt, etsy; Vintage pearl collar, ebay; Shoes, purchased in Thailand; Lucite bangles, various; Dress clips, car boot sale; Belt, charity shop; Brooch, gift from my sister.


  1. This just might be a perfect outfit! I love it!

  2. What a BRILLIANT idea with the dress clips!!!

  3. Oh! And goes without saying - outfit looks lovely :)

  4. ~ * ♥ * ~

    Stunning outfit Charlotte ~ the jewelry adds such a perfect touch and I love that pearl collar!

    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

  5. Love it! Especially the skirt and belt!

  6. You look lovely, and this from a woman who doesn't like pink.

  7. That's it! I'm making myself a beaded collar! Or, even better and faster, going to search Etsy for one right now :) The dress clips for keeping bra straps in place is also genius. Some of my vintage dresses have small ribbons with buttons on the inside to prevent that from happening... (it would be an easy solution to sew on new pieces of clothing as well. One would just have to actually do it. Maybe take one evening and sew all at once.)

  8. I absolutely love your outfit! Using the clips to keep your top in place is genius and so pretty! :)

  9. I am so behind in commenting on this but I wanted to let you know how amazing your jewelry and clothing are to look at!!!

  10. You look so stunning in this!
    And please, could you make a couple of pictures of the beaded collar? In detail, how the pearls are fastened to the fabric? I would be most grateful.



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