One Look, Two Ways

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I do have interesting things to post, I promise.

But currently work on upgrading and discovering why my websites server keeps crashing is ongoing and I wouldn’t want to lose anything actually interesting. So instead today I’m sharing a couple of recent outfits.

I’m putting them together as they contain many of the same elements, but worn in different ways.

I’ve been wearing this combination a lot recently day to day. Pencil skirt, basic T Shirt and long cardigan gives a vaguely 1930s feel. This kind of look, but with a modern twist.

Outfit number one is a smarter belted look

❤ Pencil Skirt - Lady K Loves ❤ Cardigan & T Shirt - Primark ❤ Belt & Brooch - Vintage ❤
 ❤Beret - eBay ❤ Shoes - Rocket Dog ❤ Bracelet - Notorious Kitsch ❤

The 1930s silhouette was long and lean, with a natural waist line. So skirts for day would be around calf length, and the long line cardigan adds to that elongated feel. I looked around for ages for a cardigan like this, and believe it or not I ended up in Primark again. I promised myself I would buy a more expensive one this time so it would last longer, but I just couldn’t find one! I didn’t want too many fancy trimmings, and it was important that the V fell above waist line, so I could belt it in. In Primark I got 2!

Outfit number 2 is the sporty 30s, all I’ve really done is changed the shoes, and lost the hat and belt. (just look at that background, other bloggers might show themselves running through meadows, with me you get lamp posts and To Let signs)

❤ Pleated Pencil Skirt & Bag - Vintage ❤ Cardigan & T Shirt - Primark ❤ Shoes - Keds ❤

The 1930s was also a time when outdoor activity and sportiness came to the fore a bit more and it was fashionable to be “healthy”. Keds actually started making sports shoes in 1916, they were very popular with women, and in the 1930s Keds introduced the Kedettes. I’d love to get my hands on a pair of these!

Later this week I can hopefully give you a bit of an update on the progress of the dress I designed for Lady K Loves, and hopefully the blog will be a bit more stable and you’ll actually be able to read it!

10 Responses
  • Wendy
    July 27, 2011

    oh I love those two combinations. I have the problem of a bit of a walk to the station when I go to the office so I need comfort but I like to wear skirts. Like many other commuters I end up in trainers or flat boots and store my work shoes in the office. Those second shoes would be perfect and I wouldnt feel like such a disaster meeting people at the pub after work.

  • Stephanie
    July 27, 2011

    How cute! I love the 30s vibe! I think I need a below knee length pencil skirt now.

  • Franca
    July 27, 2011

    I love both looks, and may I just say your hair is looking very smashing in the bottom one!

  • Hannah
    July 27, 2011

    My white 1930s style pumps are my summer staple shoewise! Great minds think alike and all that 😛

  • For Those About To Shop
    July 28, 2011

    Wow, the first outfit is stunning on you. Have you lost weight? I know that’s a funny question, it’s just so slimming on you.

  • Perdita
    July 28, 2011

    They both look super. I love the sporty one, it’s rather summery and fun! 🙂 Skirt, cardigan and t-shirt is such a versatile look – I reckon you could find a combo for every decade/style, and it’s always smart and comfortable.

  • Paperdoll
    July 29, 2011

    Loving the 30’s feel to these outfits, hope you get your “tech” sorted out soon it’s sooooo infuriating when it goes all wonky! X

  • Jamie Rose
    July 31, 2011

    Both of these outfits are so cute! I love the silhouette of the first one and the little keds work perfectly with the second outfit.

  • Tina
    July 31, 2011

    I just bought 2 cardigans to replicate this style. It suits me cause as a plus size woman with large girls I have found blazers don’t work on me at all. Cardigans do really well especially in an office environment where the airconditioning is shocking.

  • Stephen
    August 5, 2011


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