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