- Bit of a picture heavy post I'm afraid! -
I acquired this black velvet dress in a charity shop recently (another ankle length atrocity that underwent treatment with my sewing machine!). I'm really pleased with it - it fits like a glove! I've noticed that I seem to be building up a big collection of eveningwear in anticipation of going to university - I'll probably show you some more of my new 'going out' dresses in future posts.
But I was thinking, just because it's a velvet LBD, does it need to just be for going out? Definitely not - that would be such a waste! So I styled it up for casual wear as well as an evening look. And here are the results...
Look #1 'The evening look' - this was mainly an opportunity to show you my new faux fur coat, picked up from a charity shop for a mere £8. It's top quality, vintage Marks & Spencer's (or St Michael as they used to brand their clothes). I'm rather delighted with it! Saying that, I can't actually imagine wearing it out as it's a bit over the top for my usual dress sense, but its nice to look at! Excuse the wayfarers... I wanted to style a really 'extreme' going out look, haha.
Look #2 'The casual look' You can't get much more casual than a plaid shirt and Converse! This look is a little bit different to my usual high waisted skirt and heels ensemble, but I quite like it! The Converse are sneakily borrowed from my sister (hopefully she's not reading this). She bought them in a vintage shop in Brighton, and I've been secretly admiring them ever since. I like how the red piping matches the shirt!