Monday, 22 September 2014

Polka dot patterns & brogues.

I love vintage clothing, and vintage inspired clothing too. I've seen a lot of bloggers who won't give modern vintage inspired clothes a chance because they aren't authentic, but I think some look pretty damn good. For example, this mustard polka dot dress is from Primark (via eBay) and is absolutely stunning. It's the type of dress I could wear day in and day out. I have a real obsession for Peter Pan collars. I got rid of a lot of my dresses last year as I felt my fashion style had changed since pregnancy and I wish I could have them all back in my wardrobe again. I'm currently looking for the ideal sewing pattern to make a few myself. 

Anyway, the outfit, I think it's very vintage inspired with the texture, polka dot print and colour scheme. I love teaming cute pleated dresses with blazers, and I know these will be staples in my autumn and winter collection. I've already hit it on the head with the mustard and burgundy hues.

The classic finishing piece to this outfit is a pair of brogues. I adore brogues more than anything else in the world. They are the ideal, classy staple shoe for this time of year. Brogues provide more lot coverage than ballet pumps (my usual go-to shoe for spring/summer) but still allow you to feel a little summer/autumnal before the knee boots come out for the winter season.

I have such trouble with buying shoes and I'm a half shoe size so never can quite find the perfect fit. I have long, thin feet so a lot of shoes are super wide fitting on me. Clark's come up brilliantly with these Hamble Oak black leather brogues. They come in different width fittings and offer half sizes (as well as several other colours), so I can get a true comfortable fit. As well as offering various width fittings and half sizes, the brogues also come with cushioned softwear footbeds so that you can wear them all day long. Oh and they don't need breaking in! I wore them for a whole day without my feet being sore straight from the get go.

Shopping in Clark's makes me feel nostalgic too, my parents always used to take me there to have my feet measured and all my children's shoes were from there. Actually walking into the store (rather than buying online) was a trip down memory lane. I hope I can replicate that feeling when I take Dexter for his feet sizing and his first pair of shoes too!

Brogues and a matching leather satchel? Check. Hands down, my two favourite accessories of all time. 

Mustard polka dot dress with a Peter Pan collar - Primark (via eBay) - £10.00.
Burgundy blazer - Primark - £3.00.
Black leather satchel - Leather Satchel Company (via ASOS) - £75.00.
Hamble Oak black leather brogues - Clarks - £54.99*.
*This post contains PR sample(s) or has been written in collaboration, all opinions are my own. 

14 comments:

  1. Firstly I love the mustard/burgundy colour combo, it's one of my faves! Secondly if anyone is going to do 'retro' right it'll be Clarkes! I remember some brogue style mary-jane school shoes from Clarkes when I was a kid and they were kind of blue and purple... I loved them and was devastated when I could no longer squeeze my feet into them!
    Hope you have a great time when you get Dexters first shoes!

    Lauren | Belle du Brighton x

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    1. Thank you! I have a slight addiction to this colour combo, it's gonna be everywhere this autumn. x

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  2. I love this look. Vintage is my favourite! People shouldn't knock it, I think it has such a story to tell. I love how you have style this outfit 😘
    Rebecca xxx
    www.queenbeady.com

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    1. Vintage clothes are so beautiful, it's just a shame that people have seen a market for them now and they have become so expensive x

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  3. I love the brogues!! Very cute look as well. I get what you mean about vintage inspired dresses, I really like them and dont mind if they are not authentic in fact sometimes I prefer them!

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  4. I'm totally with you on modern vintage inspired clothing - I even have that same dress in my wardrobe! That blazer looks absolutely perfect with that dress - the berry colour is perfect for Autumn. You look fantastic xo

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    1. I'm so glad someone else has it! I'd never seen it first time around in Primark so was so lucky to find it on eBay :) x

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  5. Adore your shoes! obsessed with your purple hair!!! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx
    Annie
    www.the-lostangeles.blogspot.com

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  6. I have a slight obsession with brogues, and satchels, and brightly coloured hair! I think you're my new favouritest blogger! I'm actually after a decent pair of black brogues, I ended up wearing mine to work for a few weeks when the weather changed and now they're all scuffed. I never realised Clarks did them... I'll have to take a gander and see if I can find some!

    Collette
    inkedhibiscus.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thank you so much! I haven't bought shoes from Clarks in so many years but they are definitely worth paying a little more for x

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  7. That dress is gorgeous! I have never owned brogues, but may need to invest in a pair now! xx

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    1. You definitely need some! They are the best pair of shoes ever x

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