Leopard and Red and Faux Fur again

It’s sunny but it’s still cold, so I’ve grabbed my old, old tortoiseshell sunnies to go with my enormous faux fur coat. I wanted to go dancing today, unfortunately I didn’t get out of work in time but I still dressed the part! I’m wearing items from two of my favourite suppliers of reproduction vintage clothing – Lindy Bop and Collectif. This button-through day dress is SO comfortable, and it has cute leopard print collar and belt details. Oh, and it has pockets. Excellent, wonderful pockets. I love pockets in dresses and skirts, and I’m not alone. I quite like the history around them too.

A week ago, I wore another Lindy Bop dress to go dancing, but in heels my feet were in agony by the end for the day. So today I’m in my old faithful tan brogues I bought from New Look many years ago. I sing praises for this  mega affordable High Street brand fairly often, but only because I really rate a lot of their stuff. Sure, these shoes are worn and scuffed around the toes, but they’re still intact, and comfortable, which is the most important thing to me. That, and the fact they were about 20 pounds, they’re leather, and they go with so many outfits. It’s a win win situation for me.

This scarf was a Christmas present from my folks about 15 years ago. It’s mostly cashmere, so it’s incredibly soft, and it matches my cardigan perfectly! Talking of this cardigan, I love the little embroidered details around the neckline, and the cropped length. At 5’4 with quite a short torso, cropped cardigans tend to sit just below my natural waist, which i really like. It means a little bit more coverage and versatility, but still works for a nipped in 50s silhouette.

Dress: Lindy Bop

Cardigan – Collectif. Similar here

Scarf – Gift

Coat – Charity Shop

Shoes – New Look

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