Still clearing things out whilst the house sale continues, I re-discovered this vintage dress purchased earlier in the year, still with charity shop tags (and dry cleaning tags) on.
My Lerose buy was just £4.49.
You can't see from photos but it is gold lurex and black.
I do love it, it fits beautifully, but I actually think it's a little long! I'm not sure of the depth of solid black crimplene along the hemline, compared to that around the neck. They just don't balance to me. It is generous in length so I may have a look at the hem. There wasn't a belt with it so I've improvised but I think a plain narrow black belt would go better.
I tried it on with boots and heels (leather and from ebay), I prefer the heels myself but I'm pretty sure a decent pair of boots would cut it, mine are fake suede and horrid! I found a butter soft leather jacket I bought in a charity shop for £15 (George at ASDA of all things!), my new to me Viyella scarf, a vintage belt (origins unknown!) and beautiful gold colour vintage bark effect Carronade cocktail watch (ebay, part of a job lot for just £18).
See what I mean about the boots?
Those shoes were worn a lot for work. I was thrilled with them as they are high but really comfy, and with an unusual popper fastening. I can drive in them too, always a bonus, and a necessity for me as I don't like swapping footwear. I also feel quite comfy in this outfit, probably because there is more black for me to hide in!
Now I did say last time that I would make an effort with my hair and make-up didn't I?
Yeah, I lied!!
Linking up, for the first time, with Patti's Visible Monday! Woohoo!