Today's post was partly inspired by the 1960's vibe given off by many of the vintage trends, and was also influenced by a new musician I've discovered whilst doing some research on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Adam Holmes. I've been listening to his 'Heirs and Graces' album non stop since last night, it sounds like the kind of music you'd hear in a cool coffee shop or a late-night bar. It's not often I plug music, but if you're into folk at all I would strongly recommend giving him a listen!
So today I built my outfit around my new-to-me top I received in the post yesterday from my recent eBay spree. It was originally from Boohoo, but I'm not sure when, but it has a real 60's feel to it. The pleather peter pan style collar and the A-Line shape are all reminiscent of what was arguably one of the most influential decades in fashion, so I decided to go with it.
|Top: eBay (originally Boohoo), Trousers: Next, Boots: Topshop Premium|
I had a lot of fun trying to persuade my hair to style this way, it was definitely not easy, I miss having longer hair a lot. But I wanted to try and make it as beehived as possible to compliment the overall look of the day. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.
I chose my Zara city bag for today's outfit because the simple, yet chic style really does work with everything, I'm a firm believer in carrying all of my belongings around with me all of the time(!) and this bag definitely lends itself to that. The only problem I have is finding anything in the bag when I need it! And of course I've gone with the freebie Cosmo sunglasses. I've seen so many lovely pairs on other style blogs recently, but I'm a massive fan of these.
The trousers were a purchase last summer and I only wore them once as they are very, very bright. Originally I was worried they looked a little like wallpaper because they are patterned but I've grown to love them. They're a real statement piece, and I think they work well with the monochrome details of the rest of the outfit.
So that's me for today. I'm considering doing a payday wishlist post in the next few days, what do you lovelies think? Hope you all have a good afternoon/evening. I'll be kept entertained by very unexciting housework jobs for the rest of the afternoon, feel free to leave me some comments to break up the fun!