Saturday, April 11, 2009

Altered The Colour of My Mind

About two months ago, I was reading through an old Vogue and there was one of those small stories in the first few pages with a headline "Navy is the New Black". For someone like me whose outfits are black-centric 99% of the time, this is unthinkable. However, it must of had some effect because ever since then I've been thinking about navy.

The cumulation of this was the purchase of a 1950's navy eyelet dress. While it was a bit big, it was nothing a bit of tacking didn't fix and I love it to death. It's the most perfect shade, a blue navy but not too blue or too dark. Simply an elegant shade. The buttons too are lovely, rhinestones that catch the light and make it a little bit too dressed up for day (but that probably won't stop me).

WR 10.04.09 - Navy + Black....


For it's second outing (the first being a night out and not too great for picture taking), I paired it with a matching rhinestone brooch and a wide eighties era velvet stretch belt which somehow suits it better than any other similar aged belts I own. Oh, and my new lace-up heels from Barkins (which has surprisingly good shoes).

My other new purchase this week was a 60's/70's jewellry box, lined in mustard velour. While it doesn't sound to appealing, the outside is a lovely eggshell colour and the inside shows my increasing collection of jewellry off nicely.

I'll leave you with a few pictures from my latest obsession, Shorpy Photo Archive, which I found via Sally Jane Vintage. These pictures are amazing!

17 comments:

Sally Jane said...

Oh, I'm so glad you liked Shorpy's! Aren't the photos wonderful?

Missa said...

The dress is lovely and those shoes are gorgeous! I see you've overcome your fear of heels ;) I want the shoes on that girl on the right in the last picture!

jayne said...

those shoes are amazing!

esme and the lane way said...

Amazing dress! And I am going to look up Barkins, I don't think I've heard of them here before...

Oh So Hip It Hurts said...

that jewlery box is coool. where did you find it?

Jasmin said...

love the shoes

The Clothes Horse said...

That dress is gorgeous! I seriously adore navy but black is so much easier to find...

Lil Midget said...

love the shoes!

Hannah said...

Oh I love your jewelery box, what a fantastic find!

fhen said...

i love your outfit and the jewelry collection is fantastic!

elena-lu said...

that collection is wonderfully displayed in that new box good find!!

katiecrackernuts said...

Snap. We have almost the same pair of shoes. Mine have white piping and are so easy to wear. And for heels, pretty comfie.

Polly Farthing said...

Wow you have such an amazing collection of sparkly things - I think I'm in love, like a beady magpie!

I had to check out that Shorpy - it's brilliant!

I'm a bit addicted to your blog now, so glad I came across it

Polly x

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Agence de mode Paris said...

Superb and good collection, too nice blog.

Mya said...

Thanks for this post. Have a happy holiday season!

Fashion Forestry said...

Where did you go? I miss you!