Monday, 10 November 2014

Every Lerose has its thorn - more wardrobe rummage finds

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!

19 comments:

  1. I love the way you styled this 60's dress - the black tights and boots are the perfect finish. Thanks for linking up with Visible Monday, and please come back! : >

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    1. Thank you, Patti, and I hope to join up with more Visible Mondays in future!

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  2. I remember that dress and it look fab on! xxx

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  3. That's a wonderful dress, I would wear it in a heartbeat. It would be easy to shorten it a smidge, so the hem matches the neck, and that would show off your great legs even better! xxx

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    1. Yep, that hemline is going to (subtly) change I think! xxx

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  4. The dress is a perfect length with heels but a bit off with the flats. A pair of gogo style boots with a good heel would be perfect.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, I'm in boot buying mode, watch this space!

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  5. Ha, I NEVER make an effort with hair and makeup- I never really learnt to do my hair! You look fabulous- I love this rediscovering of your wardrobe- another great outfit. I definitely prefer it with the heels as the boot length doesn't quite work with the long boots but I reckon ankle boots would work with it too. Great accesories!x

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    1. Phew, Kezzie, glad it's not just me who doesn't know how to do her own hair! Thanks for your lovely comments too! xx

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  6. This dress is certainly a great find, one I am sure you will wear heaps. I prefer it with your heels but if shorter would works with boots.Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Jill. It is a really wearable dress isn't it? I might just have to make a pattern from it!

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  7. O, I love that frock! Lurex makes me go SQUEE!!!
    Hmmmm, I think it best with the heels too; I see what you mean about the depth of black compared to the neck, I reckon a little shortening would work a treat!
    Thank you for your lovely comment about my made me frock-I could never open a shop, as I LOATHE sewing for other people! It gets me terribly stressed!!! XXX

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    1. Hi Helga, thanks for commenting. I've noticed your love of all things bright and sparkly, I'm more a background person but this dress is subtle and sparkly! I so understand about the sewing thing, but you are good!! xxx

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  8. I think it looks fine with boots and makes a summery dress transition to colder weather.

    I am always lazy about fixing my hair and I have been doing my make up the same since forever.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S. Hope you will stop by Thursday and join TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Hi Alice, thanks for visiting and your comment. I'll pop over to your blog shortly xx

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  9. That is a fab find- and I do think a wee long on petite you. Can you hem it up a bit? Hey, I want to thank you for visiting my blog and always leaving such sweet comments. It is most appreciated. Stay rosy! xo. Bella

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  10. Hi Bella! Yes, I do look a bit drowned especially with the boots. The dress seems so out of balance with the broader hem so I'll certainly be changing that hemline! xx

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  11. I would definitely stick with the heels to set off that fabulous find! You look amazing, but I agree that the hem could come up, especially since you're so tiny.

    If you do shorten it, perhaps you could make (or have made) a belt from the excess hem fabric. The sixties were very matchy, so a belt from the same fabric would suit the period....

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