S is for Spring Dress Suits
I rarely write about what I am wearing as this blog is meant to be about things that you the reader, can buy, visit or participate in. I apologise in advance for this momentary indulgence. It was brought on by the sun.
Today in London we saw the first proper day of Spring 2011. Blue sky, sun, and a nip in the air of course. I love this time of year as it allows me to wear a long lost fashion favourite of mine: the almighty matching dress suit.
Todays’ one is a burnt orange 70’s wool dress and short jacket combo, originally from Japan, but found in Beyond Retro. The wool is lovely and fine and the trim is velvet. I have all the buttons for my jacket, but in my haste to wear it, I was lazy and didn’t sew them on.
These outfits are mainly mid 50’s to late 70’s, when they were at their most popular. I will try and wear one once a week and post about it because I love them and no one seems to wear them anymore. This one also caught the eye of the Grazia street style team!
I have accessorised with a car-boot basket, a second hand H&M faux victoriana blouse, and Tiger, the Great Dane, who belongs to my walking companion, Johnny Vercoutre. Oh, and a double chin, but hey, its all about the clothes, right?