It’s been quite a while since I cracked out a good ol’ ironic garment or two, I mean, I did sport my cat print shirt a few weeks ago, but I’ve steered away from ironic garments for the past few months. I kind of feel a bit like Benjamin Button sometimes, looking younger as I’m getting much much older. People often think I’m about 18/19… Add 10 years on to that and you’re a bit closer to my actual age though. So for the past few months I’ve dressed a little more erm, sophisticated? Not completely on purpose, but I am favouring more darker colours and less garish patterns over all. I also tend to avoid peter pan style collars nowadays too, as they actually make me look like a tiny child. Today though, I threw caution to the wind and went for all out tiny child ironic chic in this little outfit.
I’ve had this Batman jumper since last year and to be honest completely forgot I had it. It cost £5 from one of those unbranded shops I love. The dress I first spotted on Victoria’s blog and LOVED it. It’s just so Suzy Bishop I had to have it. But alas, wearing it on it’s own makes me look so young! So to counteract that I just wear it with a jumper (usually a burgundy one, to compliment the mustard goodness) and just let the collar peer out. I got my mustard yellow peter pan collar dress over on eBay and it came to about £11 including shipping. It’s a really nice quality too in a thickish fabric and lovely little sleeves.
I’ve also had these navy blue patterned tights from Tesco for YEARS now, I don’t even know when or why I bought them, but because all my old clothes were covered in patterns with hardly anything plain, I never actually wore them. But now, teamed with some plain fabrics (kind of) they go with more of my wardrobe. I am also IN LOVE with my new shoes. I got them from Primark last week and they cost £12. I’m not usually bothered about Primark shoes, as I think they’re usually a complete waste of money, I personally would never buy ballet pumps and the like from there. But these little faux DM beauties I couldn’t resist. They’re really sturdy with glossy black patent finish and a deep tread on the sole – perfect for winter! Although the soles are a little slippy, but I think that’s the nature of the material they’re made out of and with a little wear they will have more grip! I don’t know why I love them so much as they’re kind of everything I hate but for some reason I can not stop looking at them. I’ve also had this Fossil watch for almost a year now too, but have only been able to wear it recently since I had the extra links taken out!
Has your style matured with age?
Do you sometimes throw it back to the old school with some ironic patterns and the like?