Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday - A Little Light Charleston?


So I am so not built for the late 20s/ early 30s but this week I was going for capturing a bit of the era. I know the coat isn't of the era but I do love it.
I would have loved long strands of pearls (fake are fine) to complete the look but I don't have any so I used some of my school-fair 50c strands in blue.
The shoes are from Hannahs and I've had them for a couple of years now - I love the way they look (they aren't very comfy though!)
The dress is the latest acquisition - I bought it at another SaveMart in Christchurch on Saturday. It is super comfy - think stretchy and soft and I have a feeling it might actually be a nighty - not that that stopped me wearing it to church.
Outfit breakdown:
Coat - bought in an op-shop about 9 years ago - original 1960s number.
Dress - $9.99 Save Mart Christchurch
Beads - 50c per strand school fair - bracelet is a long string of beads too
Shoes - Hannahs 2-3 years old
Tights - ancient!!
Headband - from one of those accessory shops in the malls about 3 years ago
Lipstick - a Lancome one I inherited from my sister '172 rouge cristal'
So if you are like me and you like spying in other people's wardrobes you can see some in these lovely places
Wardrobe Wednesday at SailorSpy.co.nz
and if you join in with Sailor Spy you might win prizes!!
pleated poppy

22 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

I love that you are creating whole new era inspired looks from items you already own!

THAT COAT IS FABULOUS!!!!

Daisy Nguyen said...

LOVe the black & white dress and the pop of color in both the coat and the beads!
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Leonie said...

Fabulous as always!

Hootnz said...

Brilliant... I think the shoes top it off perfectly for that 20's feel ")

Jaz from Treacy Travels said...

So cute!

Amy @ onacraftyadventure said...

Love the dress!

Jenny Young said...

You remind on the art deco weekend we have up here each year! http://www.artdeconapier.com/

I really LOVE your coat! x Jen

Kimberly said...

I love the red coat. Visiting from the pleated poppy

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Daryl said...

Can I please have that coat? INCREDIBLE color and style!

<3 Daryl
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Sarah Hulbert Style said...

Oh my goodness, I ADORE that coat! The cut is just darling and I love the bright beads peeking out!!! ~Sarah

Miriam said...

Yes it was a very good purchase

Miriam said...

Thanks Daisy - I don't wear a lot of black and white

Miriam said...

Thank you, you are so generous

Miriam said...

I think the shoes are a major feature of the outfit too

Miriam said...

Thanks Jaz

Miriam said...

and it is SO comfy

Miriam said...

yes we lived 4 years in Napier - art deco weekend was awesome!

Miriam said...

thanks Kimberly I love it too

Miriam said...

Thanks Daryl - it was a great find

Miriam said...

Thanks so much Sarah

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

You're such a style queen - and I NEVER would have thought that gorgeous dress was a nightdress (until you mentioned it!). Love the outfit with those shoes matching perfectly. The blue beads contrast well too. Fabulous!

Miriam said...

Thanks Sarah - I didn't think of it as a nighty originally but then I thought maybe it was!