15 September 2011

Awesome vintage dress. Definitely see through.

Some of you asked to see my recent vintage purchases in situ on ma body! Well, your wish is my command! And it's only seeing these pictures that I realise, like a celeb caught with their nips out in a sheer black dress (we can see them you skank bag!), that this dress is rather see through. In saving graces, it was clearly designed by someone who favoured a boob over a leg and considerately lined the skirt. Which is a relief because I have better boobs and legs anyway so, really, what's my gripe?

Look! There's my bra! Dress £21 Godiva Vintage, shoes: £65 Red or Dead at Schuh, Belt: H&M, necklace: vintage
Do you know what though? Even in spite of the funny neck tie detail, I love this dress! The colour is gorgeous and the lurex sparkle brings out every magpie tendency in me. Plus, I didn't think it would fit me, so the fact that it did is a double Brucie Bonus!

And so to the shoes! Oh, the shoes. I bought these Red or Dead shoes from schuh, then returned them because they were too small. Then um-ed and aw-ed over them for a few weeks, then couldn't get the bigger size, then the bigger size became available, I bought them and I can honestly say they're one of the best pairs of shoes I've bought in ages. The first time I wore them was for a day travelling away from the office and they didn't hurt my feet at all. I've worn them loads since and it's all the same. Winner. I am a fan of the masculine styling, which allows me to indulge a little in the androgynous trend I usually can't touch (I'm far too woman shaped to make nice slim trousers etc work), I adore the shiny patent finish and the burgundy/cream colour way is surprisingly versatile. It's not quite the all rounder neutral of, say, leopard print but it's doing a pretty cracking job - hence the pairing with this pretty dress. Whatchoo think?

By the time you read this, I should be in Tenerife enjoying a gin/cocktail/glass of wine (delete as applicable) in the sun. Don't abandon me in the next week - I shall be back soon! xx


sacramento said...

I adore the dres, but the shoes, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the shoes I love!!!
Enjoy Tenerife.

Please may I? said...

Great dress. Shoes are lush too.

X x

Helga! said...

Darl, I love,love LOVE this frock!!! It suits you beautifully!!!The shoes are a fun choice with it!!! XXX

Vix said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you, I rather like the bra showing through, makes it a bit naughty.
Have a fab hol! x

Faff said...

OMG love love the shoes! And the dress, fabby! :)

Gem said...

such a lovely colour dress!

Pearl Westwood said...

This has to be one of my favourite outfit you have, it is just so damn cool!

Alex said...

As long as you've got a bra on, I don't see the problem! A hint of bra (as long as it's not a grubby one) is tres sexy.

lasophia said...

ha! I love the bra peek! That happens to me all the time, I get too lazy to change my bra just for a picture.