Thursday, 19 March 2009

Well that's settled then!

The vote for whether I should do Daily Outfit posts was unanimously a 'Yes'! So I will get my camera sorted and my apartment kept presentable and start doing them within the next month or so. My new lens will also enable me to do some vintage hair tutorials, which I've been asked for on several occasions. Just one thing - you all have to promise not to be highly disappointed in me when you see how un-vintage and un-finished my flat is! I'm talking half-painted doors and no kitchen floor! Ooops! :)

Today is an example of a day when I would not be doing a Daily Outfit post, because I am really not happy with my outfit today. Let me describe it to you. In fact, let me change my mind and make this the first of my Daily Outfit posts. I'm going to start on a low (so it can only get better from here!) and go take a (bad) picture with my iPhone, in the loos. Very glamorous! But I just wanted to show an example of how I almost get it right, then it goes horribly wrong at the last minute!



Today I am wearing: A pencil skirt made for me by Shona of Heyday, a flutter sleeved top from Dotty P, BLACK ( D: ) stockings from What Katie Did and shoes I got from a dance shop somewhere.

Can you see which part I am not happy with? I had to open a pair of black seamed stockings this morning because I didn't have a clean pair of nude or nude with black seam ones. Now, I am clearly in a minority here, because I never, ever wear black stockings in the daytime. Not black fishnets either. It just feels wrong to me - they are for the evening, in my book. And they CERTAINLY don't feel right when the sun is shining, perhaps if it was the middle of winter, I'd feel better about it. I should have changed when I realised I had no nude ones, but I tend to faff over outfits and I couldn't be late for work. I also feel rather like a goth with the amount of black. Fail!

I'm happy with my hair and makeup today though. My hairdo is just one of my quick and easy numbers as I didn't have time to wash and set it last night after swing dancing. Three small rolls in the front and a black chiffon headscarf. HOWEVER! The headscarf look really goes best with casual 40s trousers rather than a tight pencil skirt. But my hair needs a wash so it was Hobsons in regard to hair today.



So there we have it. A semi-unsuccessful (in my eyes) outfit, and my first D.O. post ever. I promise the quality will improve for the next one. :)

23 comments:

  1. Nice! I agree with you about the black tights/sunny day thing, it just ain't right.. but you look good and a darn sight better than the effort I made (ie zero).. today.. ie lanky hair, leggings, uggs, old cardigan and some lip balm!

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  2. This is an excellent outfit, even with the dark tights. I'm really loving the top and those shoes! Excellent.

    I'm looking forward to being inspired by your Daily Outfit posts.

    Hair tutorials = a must!

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  3. my faux pas today was bare legs, i have been on the beach all week stuggling with stockings and sand, but i do HATE bare legs. You look super today :-)

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  4. Hello, I am a long time reader/lurker. I think the outfit is super but I do know what you mean about the sun. I love this time of year but I hate the sartorial dilemmas it throws up. When exactly is the right time to put away opaque tights and boots? Especially as the weather changes from day to day!

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  5. I love the top, but agree about the tights.

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  6. Ooh, hooray, outfit posts! I'm going to be even more addicted to your blog.

    I really like this outfit, but I know what you mean about how one little detail can bug you all day. Your hair and makeup, as always, look beautiful.

    Hope you've battled off the lurgy! I've had it for weeks too, it's driving me bonkers.

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  7. miss kitten...wonderful post...and all the kittens agree you look great! now sassy gal,being a kitten... you always have to work it...even if one detail isn't up to par in your book...and you did!no one even noticed....and your hair is gor~g~uss!!!!!!!!!!!! yah for no washing day it looks great! cat

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  8. well then, if this is unsuccessful, i can't wait for the real deal.

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  9. You look quite snazzy (despite the dissatisfaction with the leg wear)! ;) I love what you did with your hair (brilliant idea--I'm going to have to copy it! ;)!!!

    Can't wait for more daily outfit inspiration!

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  10. Suzi: I'm sure you looked great!
    Raquelle: thank you! Bit less 40s than usual, but I have been branching out :)
    Miss M: See I don't have a problem with bare legs when it's really warm out, but it's not today! I ordered a new 3 pack from WKD, probably bad day to order!!
    Opalfruits, I know! I don't dare put my boots or knitwear away ... yet!
    Vintage Angel: Yup, not doing that again!
    Andrea: thank you! Not convinced I can take any good pics myself though, we shall see!
    Cat: thank you, you are a doll!
    ~Ellie: I hope you will agree my usual outfits are nice too :D
    Casey: Copy away, chiffon scarves are a lifesaver for me!

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  11. Oh you are far more ambitious than I! Every day?! *looks around to be sure no one else is listening & then whispers* Since I work from home, there are some days I don't even bother to wear a bra. *sigh*

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  12. I'm afraid I'm in the "loving black stockings" camp - they always seem to smarten up any outfit. Apart from trousers, hehe.

    I'm looking forward to the outfit posts!

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  13. Even as a fashion faux-pas day, you still look lovely!

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  14. Yay for outfit posts! You look lovely, i love that top.

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  15. You should wear pencils skirts all the time! I would if I could.

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  16. I'm very excited for more daily hair/outfit posts...it's always interesting to see what people wear on a daily basis...and how they perceive themselves depending on the outfit. I only wear black tights [or grey], so it's funny that you feel strange in them during the day! I guess it's just whatever you're used to!

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  17. I sympathize on the stockings dilemma. I generally go stocking free (bare legged) on casual days, but that is more to do with stockings not lasting more than half a day with children around! Maybe I'll do the pencil line seam trick next time?
    So good to see an outfit post and I look forward to your hair tutorials.

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  18. Well, if this is semi-unsuccessful, I look forward to the future ones! You look lovely. I love the shoes. I think I understand about black tights in the day, but then they can be just so practical for all sorts of reasons, even if it feels a bit odd in the sunshine. :)

    And hair tutorials would be great! If you ever get the change, a tutorial on how to get the right hair texture would be fantastic – I can never get that sleek, no-hair-out-of-place thing when I do pin curls...

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  19. loooove your hair. i wish i had the patience to do it like that

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  20. i absolutely LOVE your blog, and im so glad to see that you're going to be doing outfit posts!

    have you been to missruthstimebomb.com? they have some amazing vintage and retro clothes that i think you'd really like =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  21. Can I ask you a favour? If you are inclined, would you be so kind as

    to pop over to http://style.la-mimi.com/weekly-fashion-idol/vote-for-your-favorite-fashion-idol/

    I just would love if you would vote for your favourite. Better if you vote for me. :)

    Thank you

    The Seeker

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  22. Nice outfit,I really like your shoes too!

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