Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Masculin Féminin

I love days off uni - for me, they usually start off with a lie-in (of course!), followed by a raid of my wardrobe (delving to the back for all of the items I'd forgotten about), putting together an adventurous outfit, then parading about the flat in it for the rest of the afternoon. Today's outfit has slight masculine influences, namely the leather tie and my new patent leather brogues.

Words cannot describe how much I love this tie - it has such an amazing retro look, which could be anything from the 1920s to the 1980s (although obviously I prefer to place it firmly in the 60s category!). Unfortunately I'm not daring enough to wear it out on a daily basis, but if I did, then I think it is a match made in heaven for this lace shirt - the masculinity of the tie and the femininity of the shirt strike a great balance. It also looks pretty cool with a brown shirt I own, which is a more subtle look as the colours match exactly.

Anyway, I feel the need to introduce my new shiny brogues, which cost me rather a lot (£50 took a lot of saving up for!) but I love them very dearly. I've actually had them for about a month now, and I still get the same sense of excitement when I get them out of the box as the day I bought them! They seem very sturdy, so hopefully they won't fall apart like my old Topshop ones.

Sleeveless Blouse - Carboot
Tie - Vintage
Cardigan - Newlook
Shorts - Next
Shoes - Clarks

You'll have to excuse the blurryness of these photos - indoor lighting doesn't lend itself very nicely to outfit photos, and there is no way I'm taking my tripod outside to pose (university halls!). Haha.

The title of this post comes from a Jean-Luc Godard film I watched yesterday, which was absolute eye-candy from start to finish. I'm still trying to work out what the metaphors throughout the film meant, but the black and white 'film noir' style, as well as appearances from Chantal Goya and even Francoise Hardy, makes this a new favourite of mine! I've just borrowed A Bout de Souffle as well - have any of you seen it?

Anyway... what do you think of the tie idea? Should I wear it out?

Sadie xxx

32 comments:

Sophie said...

The tie looks amazing, you have styled it so well. I love how it stops the whole outfit from looking to feminine. It looks great with the brouges, such lovely subtle touches.
Sophie
x

olivia grace said...

Oh my goodness I love this idea, it's so original! It looks so sweet, and would also look lovely with some lovely straight legged trousers and brogues- mmmm! xx

Harriet said...

That is such a cute tie! I love the masculine influence of this outfit - the tie, shoes and glasses are awesome touches.

Vicky said...

Love the outfit! I managed to get the brogues with discount from work. They're lovely aren't they? x

The Robyn Diaries said...

Oooh the shoes are lovely, definitely worth saving up for I think! I really like the masculine look, a tie makes a fun alternative to a long necklace I think! I've seen a lot of celebs rock a think black one recently too,

R x

Please may I? said...

Love the tie. I occasionally wear one for work.

X x

Emma ♥ said...

how are you finding the brogues? i bought them in brown and they are VERY uncomfy- i've given up on them for the time being, but should i stick it out? xxxx

Pink Penguin said...

You look so sweet! I love the collar on your blouse and the way you've styled it with the tie x

Sadie's Wardrobe said...

Emma - definitely stick it out! Mine were quite stiff at the start as they're patent leather, but they are so comfy now :) x

floral skirts and teaparties said...

Lovely outfit, i always think your posts are so inspiring! Definitely go for it with the tie, it looks great on you :) especially contrasted against the lace shirt :)
I've not seen masculin feminin but I love au bout de souffle! I have the dvd and I was also lucky to catch it on the big screen at the arthouse cinema where I used to work a few times!
xx

Moe said...

This outfit is the cutest!! I love it!

E is for Eleanor said...

I love a bout de souffle! It's such a great film. Also: Jules et Jim is another great film of that style :)

Love the brogues, they look like really good quality and worth the money. x

Tasja said...

Oh I like this outfit ^^
Don't know if I could pull it off but it looks great on you :D!

Matchless Vision said...

The tie really makes the outfit ten times better. I love the texture with the lacey top. It seems they were made for one another.

BB said...

love this movie, and Brigitte Bardot's cameo in it !
this is such a cute look and I'm really fond of your glasses!

Lauren said...

I say wearing the tie is an absolute must! It looks amazing! Especially with those gorgeous oxfords!

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Luchie said...

yes you should, the tie looks good on you! :)

Lil said...

gorgeous outfit! wearing the tie out is absolutely fine, you look adorable with it!
x
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ellio100 said...

Aww, you look lovely, you should definitely wear that outfit out and about!

Rita P. said...

I love your outfit ad your shinny shoes :D
The tie looks good on you!

xxx
Rita

CaramelLatteKiss said...

You look fantastic. I love mixing in masculine elements into my outfits, it makes for such cute dressing I think.

jessikavalentine said...

I love, love, love your glasses. The shoes are lovely.x

Ani said...

I think the tie looks great. I've seen so many shirts around at the moment with a ribbon tied like that but the leather is so much better as it is a bit different. I really struggle with adding more masculine elements into my outfits. florals and lace for me i'm afraid!

Louder than Silence said...

The tie looks lovely, you should definitely wear it out! I love Jean Luc-Godard, A Bout De Souffle is one of my all time favourites. Have you watched Une Femme Est Une Femme? It's brilliant - and Anna Karina is dreamy to watch in it :) Sally x

K.A.T.E said...

Lovely outfit.

Have you ever seen any Truffaut films? Les 400 Coups is excellent if you're into French film noir, and it's the beginning of a series based on Truffaut's life.

xx

Ginger Snap'♥ said...

Your outfits so cute, and i adore those brouges!
Definatly go with the tie idea.

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Eva said...

Great brogues! And I really adore that blouse, and it's a nice match with the tie. You can really pull that tie off too :)

polkadotsandpinafores.blogspot.com x

Fashionista on Tour said...

I am no big fan of ties but it looks brilliant combined with lace. Masculine but glamorous.

Perfect match!

Alba

www.fashionistaontour.com

maddiemudpie said...

the lace and leather combo lakes such a killer look, i've never seen a leather tie before but i absolutely love yours!

Cherry Pullinger said...

I love the blouse and tie!

Megan said...

LOVE the tie, and LOVE the shoes!

Hanna said...

this is so very beautiful. I think you should wear it on an everyday basis.