Today's outfit misfit comes from Freiburg, where I'm living, featuring a "vintage" skirt. I found it in a vintage shop in Belfast: The Rusty Zip while I was traveling there in March, on high recommendation from the friend I stayed with in Glasgow. I say it's "vintage" because it's probably from the last few decades and not incredibly old.. although I'm not a very good judge with these things, any vintage experts out there care to date it? When I saw it on the rack I fell in love right away; I think it's the combination of colours and pleats. Although it was a bit too small for me I got it anyway (for a steal at 10pounds!). I like to wear it as a high-waisted skirt with a plain singlet, to showcase the colours that start right at the top with blue. It has a sort of pastel-rainbow look to it and I like to pair it with my pastel pink blazer from H & M (bought in Stockholm). There was a huge pastel trend through the SS 2012 collections, seen through Louis Vuitton as well as Dolce and Gabbana, Miu Miu .. I try not to jump on the trend band-wagon as I feel they are probably short-lived, but I seem to have with the choice of clothing here. It certainly doesn't stop me wearing my brightly coloured clothes though!
|Here I am looking slightly stunned and not ready for the camera self-timer to go off..|
|Now I've timed it perfectly and am doing a plié.|
|Now here is a shot where I really wished I had a photographer. It was difficult to get the camera to focus when there's no-one there! So, I'm a little blurry but the graffiti looks great. Oh well, it's through trial and error that we learn.|
|And here's the obligatory close-up of stunned self.|
To the left you see the close-up of my stunned self so you can see the details a bit better.
While we're on vintage I'd like to draw your attention towards the shoes! I also found these in the Rusty Zip and for years I have been searching for the perfect preppy high-heeled penny loafers after I saw them in Vogue Aus once (and these were only 6pounds!! One of the many pros of vintage/thrift shopping). I don't have any close-up pictures to offer here but I will be doing some "Outfit Misfit - Shoe Edition"s soon, so keep on the lookout!
Wearing: vintage skirt, blazer from H & M, singlet from Dotti, belt from other dress, vintage gloves, vintage penny loafers, hairband home-made.
Thoughts? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Photographer volunteers?