Monday, 3 December 2012

Leopard and Lace(y)




Bonjour!

And how are we on this chilly Monday? The temperature here has plummeted substantially over the last few days, and, as ever, I am not really prepared with much in the way of warm clothing. I still struggle slightly with opaque tights, even though I am not being quite so strict with my vintage look at the moment. I just find sheer nude stockings more aesthetically pleasing. It's a problem. I'm dealing with it (by being cold).

Yesterday, I got dolled up and went to Polesden Lacey, on a mission for The King's Ginger. They're doing their annual Edwardian Christmas event, you see - perfect for my festive KGL post. But I took so very many photos that I thought I'd do a gratuitous outfit and photos-that-don't-really-fit-the-brief post.

Et voila!






Little bits of Polesden Lacey's furniture and Christmas decorations, just to give you a taste of what's to come. And my outfit in more detail... first outing for my Able Grable Christmas frock! Burgundy velvet, how seasonal.


This coat was given to me by my neighbours, who stopped me one day and asked if
I would like it, as otherwise it would have been binned. Yes please! 


My mum gave me this bag for my birthday a few years ago.
1950s, gold leather, little furry leopard inserts, amazing.



I very sadly broke one of my original pair of these Gogo Philip earrings,
but I found another pair on eBay for £4. Hurrah!


Miss L Fire sheepskin booties from a couple of years ago... like granny slippers with heels! 

Please tune back in a day or so to find out what I got up to at Polesden Lacy.

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful coat. It looks amazing.

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  2. What a tremendously lovely cold weather look. That rich, elegant shade of burgundy is one of my favourite hues of all time, and I really have to mention how sublimely pretty it looks on you. This whole outfit is tops, dear gal.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. I love those booties so much! I bet they're really warm.

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  4. I got those earrings in the cube shape! Love 'em!

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  5. Those shoes are amazing! What could be better than a moccasin/heel combo?! Comfy AND glamorous!

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  6. I love the coat! How lucky your neighbors decided to ask you first before chucking it!

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  7. This is so lovely and festive! Those booties are adorable and burgundy velvet is luscious on you madam. Great photos of the event by the way. Love that ornament shot especially!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have the wrong sort of neighbours obviously!

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  9. I very nearly went to Polsden Lacey myself yesterday. I would not have looked as fine as you though - I would have been all wellies and massive wool coat :) PL is one of my favourite NT places EVAH! :)

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  10. I wish I had neighbours like your's!

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  11. Love that outfit, the shoes and jacket are amazing! You look super glam! :)

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  12. GREAT outfit. I can't believe that coat was on its way to oblivion! It's gorgeous.

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  13. I love your whole look, but your shoes are on the top of everything! :)
    Btw, I have a brand new blog entry dedicated to winter vintage shoes. I've mentioned there your great winter shoes review.

    You are very welcome to visit my blog http://nchick.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-stay-pretty-baby-when-its-really.html

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  14. I actually said "oh wow!" when my browser opened to your divine outfit. You look stunning from head to toe. How lucky that your neighbors would give you such a lovely fur.

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  15. I love the look, I want the shoes and bag! Is there a picture of the dress without the coat?

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  16. Those shoesies are the cutest touch to this amazing outfit!
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  17. Gosh, that place looks marvellous. You look particularly pretty in these pics, hair is just perfect, too.

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  18. Dear Fleur, could you please tell me which Able Grable's model is that dress? I can't spot it in the shop. ;)

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  19. Stunning outfit!
    In love with your shoes !

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