To a certain extent, this is the outfit post to correspond with my post "Lives in a house, a very big house in the Country", which was I must admit several weeks ago but better late then never, eh?!The idea of doing this outfit post however, opened up a whole other can of worms concerning the following of trends. I'm going to make this short and sweet as my last post was erring on the side of 'teenage strop'. The initial idea for this outfit sprung from my admiration of Dolce and Gabbana's a/w collection, which incidentally is interesting in its self as usually I'm not too bothered about Dolce and Gabbana, as well as D & G's collection and also from my obsession with the 'Girl in the Checked Shirt and Leopard print Skirt' in D & G's Pre - Fall ad campaign. However, in admitting that, does it make me a shame - faced trend follower who should be pelted with issues of avant garde fashion magazines in the street or someone who merely liked a collection and used it as a font of inspiration? You see although I dearly hope its the latter, I know there will be someone tutting to themselves clucking 'Trend Whore! Trend Whore!". If there is so be it. I loved Dolce's aesthetic especially and the very English combination of industrial - city meets Grandma in the country inspiration. When that sort of combination fits so well anyway into my style (I rather enjoy a old - fashioned, vintage look), why should I apologise for it?
The skirt(Mango) has served me well for several years now, through Russo - romance to my beloved 40s to a bit of mix and match. The neck scarf was a find in Italy. The grandmother element of it makes me very happy indeed. The boots I have had with too long and the shirt is from Topshop. The trench makes it a little bit more outdoorsy.
The beret(above) was a gift.