Thursday, 10 November 2011

Outfit: Spinster

What am I wearing? Isn’t a green summery silk dress with yellow dots that belongs to your friends mother, oversized fuzzy sweater, sequined shoes, and really old wool tights with holes a natural combination? Yep, I knew we’d agree on this one. But actually, come to think of it, even though the fabrics seemingly mismatch, I think the proportions and the textures go well together. I wanted to add something  ‘normal’ to this, so my Prada bag served as a cherry on top of my ‘trash’ pile. It was supposed to add some air of 'seriousness' to my hopelessly geeky outfit.

Why am I wearing what I’m wearing? I spent first half of my day pretending to understand black-letter law and I was planning to spend the other half looking at art in a gallery and pretending I understand that too. I got so excited about the second half of my day I switched on my suppressed imagination and started having contradictory inspirational figures in my head, like a mix between Vivienne Westwood and Kurt Kobain. Think something crafty, salvaged, sustainable, effortless, personal… Keep thinking…. And… voila! You have the ultimate spinster ensemble. Well, not you, I do. Or maybe it’s more of a bad movie- stereotype of a college Art teacher. Maybe both. If I end up alone at the age of 50, we know why. And if I continue dressing like this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Can you spot the holes? I see at least 3.

The view from my point of view:

I was wearing:

Sweater- Whistles
Shirt- Sandro
Dress- Vintage and not mine
Bag- Prada
Shoes- Converse
Tights- Wolford


  1. You look lovely, eclectic outfit, wish there were a close-up of the cool shoes! Are you a model by any chance, becoz you fit the part

  2. Hey Sam! Thanks :) I wanted to take a close-up photo of the shoes too, but because they're 'shiny' it's a bit tricky to find the right light; on photos, for some reason, they just look white... or grey. And no, I'm not a model. I'm too old for that now ;)

  3. love this sweet look. It's so arty and chic with a very personal flair!!

  4. really like it a lot too, it all just fits really together, just like you said, the proportions make everything right!!
    and i love the combination of a jeans shirt with a jumper over it :)

  5. Eleni- that's exactly what I tried to achieve! Glad I managed to convey the message. Thank you ;)

    Kim- Thanks!

    Veronika- yay, somebody actually reads what I say! ;) Thank you dear, you're very kind. I think there will be a lot more jumpers-over-shirts combinations in the coming winter months ;)

  6. are gorgeous
    2.this made me laugh out loud
    3.the name of your blog is genius
    I´ll be back!

  7. absolutely loveable!

    I have just seen your blog for the first time and I immediately fell in love with it :) - great work :)

    ENJOY xoxo

  8. that sweater's adorable. i need a fuzzy sweater immediately.

  9. Great!

  10. wow! i love all your outfits!
    wanna follow each other?


  11. Lovely outfit! I follow absolutely you!!
    follow me back if u want!!

    Francis Elle

  12. you look great! And i would love to know which camera / lens you are using... ;)

    xoxo Daisy

  13. the vintage dress seems to be cool, even though must of it is hidden.
    Anyway, i admire the way you combine pieces, you look always amazing.


  14. Love it

  15. Hey, Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!! I love this outfit, I also love teaming a sweater with shirt GREAT look!!



  16. nice! great sweater


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