Sunday, 13 January 2013

Lace & Cape

Cape: Vintage; Skirt: Vintage; Boots: H&M; Top; Forever 21
I'm pretty bad at not wearing new purchases so made an effort to wear this F21 top that I bought in Dubai. Its a little bit see-through but wearing it with flesh-coloured underwear and going up a size so that its not super tight makes it acceptable for day time. The skirt is an old favourite, I think I've had this for about five years - its just so easy to wear and goes with everything.

My boots are a H&M sale purchase from a few weeks ago although this was the first time I'd worn them. The cape used to be my grandmother's - it's super old, probably from the 1950s or 60s. I do wear a lot of her old clothes - it's nice to know where they come from and conveniently we are the same size.

I wore this to get my fringe trimmed (it hardly even counts as a fringe here) and eat sushi at my favourite budget sushi restaurant, Centre Point Sushi. The cape was a bit more fun to wear than a coat although I did feel a bit like Uncle Bulgaria from the Wombles.

Do you source vintage clothing from family members? And does anyone else struggle with wearing new purchases? 


  1. This top is gorgeous, it looks great with the skirt. xx

  2. I think the top is lovely, I have a similar one in white & it's really convenient to dress up an outfit a little bit while not going over the top!
    I tend to wear new things to death for a few weeks, then forget about them - Because I have something else new to wear!

    Chloe - Very Lovely Stuff

  3. The lace top is gorgeous and the cape looks like a really fun item to wear!

  4. My grandmas and mum are a huge fans of fur, so I won't be wearing that. I did got a vast t-shirt collection from my mum though and loved every single one. And a couple of pair of shoes. ;)

  5. love this outfit lily, the cape is amazing and so cool that it belonged to your grandma

  6. Love that shirt! I also wish I had a stylish gran to steal clothes from! Haha!

    -Elodie x

  7. Love this cape, I really need to find one that suits me!

    Maria xxx

  8. Most of my vintage clothes are stolen off my mum or grandma! I lvoe the cape - it looks so snug for this cold weather.

  9. That lace tee is stunning <3


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