She’s Back!

As we don’t celebrate Christmas, we have an annual ritual of dressing up and going to see a movie. Can you guess what movie we saw this year????

You guessed it, Mary Poppins Returns. I have been (not so) patiently awaiting this movie. I loved the original and was really excited to see how they were going to continue the story. I’m not a fan of a “re-work” of original movies, especially Disney movies. But as this new movie is a sort of sequel or an additional tale, I was eager to see the movie and meet the new characters as well as be reacquainted with some old friends.

Also the movie is set in the 1930s, so of course I was looking forward to seeing how they incorporated the style into the movie. And I was not disappointed, the costumes were fantastic. So, today I decided to don an outfit inspired by the new Mary Poppins.

Hat ~ Vintage from The Mad Hat Lady
Blouse ~ Collectif
Bow Tie ~ Vintage from a large lot of ties on eBay
Sweater ~ Emmy Designs
Skirt ~ eShakti
Coat ~ Hell Bunny 
Gloves ~ Vintage from Prima Mona
Embroidered Purse ~ Vintage from Blackout 2, in London
Shoes ~ Hotter
Brooch ~ Kirbee Lawler


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An Autumn Day in Luxembourg

We spent the day in Luxembourg visiting the old city and having lunch with friends. Unfortunately it rained most of the day, so we didn’t get too many photos of the city. But it served as a great backdrop for this great OcTieBer outfit.

As some of you know, during the month of October a bunch of amazing sartorial friends get together and share our neckwear ensembles on a Facebook group. It’s a time of year that I look forward to for inspiration and guidance in menswear. I adore wearing menswear and have amassed quite a collection of neck ties and bow ties. I will post more of my OcTieBer outfits later in the month.

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Turban ~ Sarah’s Doo Wop Do’s 
Collard Shirt ~ Land’s End
Fair Isle Sweater ~ Collective
Neck Tie ~ Vintage
Trousers ~ Doris Pant from Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes ~ Naturalizer
Lipliner ~ Brick from MAC Cosmetics
Lipstick ~ Red Velvet by Besame Cosmetics

 

But for now, can we just talk about these amazing trousers!!!! As you know, I’m not a big fan of trousers and for the most part it’s because I’ve never found any that really truly fit me well and were comfortable. I’m much more comfortable in dresses and skirts. However, I took a chance on the new Doris Pant from Pinup Girl Clothing and I am pleasantly surprised at how much I love them. The fact that they come in plus size is, of course, a bonus for me. They are highwaisted, and have an elastic waistband in the back to ensure that there is no gapping. I did have to have them hemmed as they were quite long. I’m 5’5″ and they pooled around my ankles when I first tried them on, but I hemmed them up and now they are perfect. The pockets are a great size and placed really well. They are lined, which makes them a tad heavy, but they feel really nice and I think the heft helps them to lay right and move well.

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