1 December 2010

Boom and Bust

Truth be told, I actually wore this outfit a few weeks back and have had the pics sitting in my drafts for a while. Right now, I wouldn't DARE venture out in a 3/4 sleeve or with naked feet. Nuh-uh, no way, no how, I value my extremities too much, thank you very much! However, please do note aforementioned naked feet, clad beautifully in monochrome Irregular Choice from schuh. Shoes # 40, if you will. 40!


And the 3/4 length sleeves. I love the slight "50s housewife with a modern twist" of this outfit. Gingham, nipped waist and ditsy floral = 50s housewife. Perspex name necklace and graphic monochrome shoe = modern twist. Non?

shoes: Irregular Choice @ schuh, dress: H&M, cardi and tee: Primark
And here beginneth a sad tale. I wore this outfit to the day job a few weeks ago. I have this exact dress in leopard print too and, weirdly, the leopard fits perfectly but this one's a bit nippy on the bust. However, it gives such a glorious shape that I tended just to breathe in and get on with it. Until last weekend...

necklace: Tatty Devine
Due to the very snug fit of the dress, an accomplice is usually required when it comes to the entering. i.e. Mr Scribbler needs to zip me up and fasten the button! So last Saturday, whilst getting dressed for the Xmas job (I'm a weekend girl at Lush. It's lush!), I duly had Mr S zip me in. We have to wear black and white at work and I actually quite enjoy coming up with suitable combos that fit within the rules. I like that there's a dress code but that it also allows for a degree of creativity (you can go crazy on accessories.) So anyway, dress zipped, shoes on, coats, scarf et al, out I went and, no sooner had I crossed the road, than I suddenly felt very comfortable. Yup, you guessed it, my boobs could be restrained no more and the zip on the dress gave up and burst! Oh the shame. Thankfully I was so close to home that running back and getting changed was still an option. Now I just need to actually make the time to sit down and see if the zip is salvageable...oh dear.

Anyway, when it came to the above outfit, I merrily wore the dress all day with not so much as a peep from it. Ah, happy days. I love the Irregular Choice shoes involved in the look for a few reasons.

1) I enjoy a bit of monochrome
2) The brogue detailing around the top line is very pretty and gives the shoes a bit more interest
3) Zig-zags!
4) Flat shoes are comfier. Usually. Fact.
5) They have a floopy bow at the ankle.
6) They have a weird lil creature near the heel area - you can see him in the last pic below...


And here's a flashed to be-jiggery pic of the necklace. I'm lucky enough to have had a very kind friend buy me some Tatty Devine for my birthday a few years back. As a kid, it was IMPOSSIBLE to get anything with my name on (although my mum did have an egg cup and a stool made for me - aww!), so the ability to get name things made willy nilly is quite exciting for a name freak like me!


Here's my lust have Tatty Devine piece. I totally felt for that witch when Dorothy nicked off with her shoes...

17 comments:

Sian said...

I love the shape of your dress so much, it really flatters your figure =) And that cardigan is lovely too, I love the floral print! Oh and of course the shoes are lovely, I love the little animal haha, I wonder what it is?!
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Little Scribbler said...

I'm not sure - I think of him as some kind of caterpillar, I reckon...

Missy Vintage said...

That is a gorgeous fress. Very 5o's. x

Vintage Vixen said...

That 1950's style dress looks incredible on you, so hot it hurts. xxx

Becca. said...

love the necklace!
and lucky you, the snow here in cheshire is pretty dismal i hope it snows a bit more!

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

kirstyb said...

lov your shoes gorge gorge gorge xxxx

Alex said...

Oh those shoes are lovely! I think I've only got two pairs of IC flats cos I don't tend to like the trotter or pointy toes they go in for, but I'd make an exception for that pair.

dinoprincesschar said...

oh the pink leopard print version of these shoes is my first ever pair of ICs and i have almost worn them out, the bow had to be safety-pinned back on after i danced my way under someone else's foot on a way out, and i have had to re-glue the little gold alien-dogs many times, but it doesn;t make me love them any less.

boo to hear about your dress disaster, i hate when i manage to break a zip :(

i have this dress in the leopard print version, but am lusting after the checks!
and i would so looove a tatty devine name necklace!! i love their jewellery - in fact this whole outfit is immense! :)

(sorry for the essay-comment!) char x

in these shoes and that dress said...

Love those shoes - they're gorgeous!

Tatty Devine said...

Hope you love your necklace! LOVE the zig zag shoes! x

COURTZMELV said...

the dress looks absolutely fantastic on you! and ahh, gotta love monochome!

check out my blog?
http://courtzmelv.blogspot.com x

Little Scribbler said...

Thanks Tatty Devine!

DinoPC - are you me? I have the leopard dress too AND the leopard shoes! I did wear mine out - there's a hole in the sole. I really need to get them repaired cos they're amazing!

xxx

Becca. said...

she's amazing i think she's going to be huge! who do you want to win x-factor?

thankyou for the comment on my blog :)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Your outfit is amazing! I LOVE your shoes! :)

pearlslaceandruffles said...

Love the dress! Cute. xoxo

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danniekate said...

hehe, well done mr scribbler for helping! you look fab. my sister loves irregular choice, we got her the tape measure shoes for her 18th :) x

Vicki said...

i LOVE tatty devine jewellery! such a pity its quite expensive :( love the shoes too my dear my sister has them but she wld never let me borrow them! xo