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Weekly Wardrobe – styling an embroidered top

Not Dressed As LambI know it makes no sense weather-wise, but just as much as I like the look of a vest top with trousers, I like a long-sleeved top with shorts! When I found out this week’s theme from Not Dressed As Lamb was embroidery, I thought I’d have no problem finding items to go with it in my wardrobe – I work all the time with stunning embroidered fabric from India, so I see it often, but it turns out this one blue shirt is the only item I own myself. So to give you a little variety, I styled it up twice….

Styling an embroidered blouse

Styling an embroidered blouse

First of all I should say that the shirt is from New Look and is about fourteen years old. Hang onto things folks because they always come back in fashion again! Admittedly though, I’m just not very good at throwing things out and these pictures have been taken with the small hole in the back and the stain on the shoulder avoided. It’s perfectly wearable though! And the colour is perfect on me because (in the least wishy-washy vain way possible) it really brings out my blue eyes!

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The first outfit is worn with a pair of  bloomers from Rosa Bloom. They are light-weight rayon, so not too hot for a British summer, but woven to look like tweed. Fairly steampunk in style,  I wore with it this pretty dusky pink feathered hairclip, featuring the classic steampunk cogs and wheels. I bought it from a stall at the Avalon Fairy Fair in Glastonbury (I can’t find the name, so please help me out if you know.) The shark tooth necklace I bought god-knows how many years ago (we’re talking early 1990’s) from a street stall in Newquay’s Fore Street.

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If you like the Lagenlook style shoes, this is something I can actually help you with as they are still available online:

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The leather bag is my constant companion at the moment. I bought it from ebay and it’s originally from Marks and Spencer. I like this similar one:

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In the second outfit, I teamed the shirt up with a pair of shorts I bought for my recent holiday from New Look. I really like these shorts actually, as they have a comfy elasticated waist (so fine to keep on when we had a big barbecue later!), but aren’t puffy and unflattering. The cotton lining means you don’t have to worry about them being see-through either.

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The embroidered pattern on the front of the blouse echoes the woven pattern in the shorts nicely.

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Here I’m at one of the entrances to Worthy Farm in Pilton – home of Glastonbury Festival. During the festival this is the villagers’ gate.

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The pretty silver necklace and matching earrings were a Christmas present from Chris and are from Heritage.

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My sandals are another purchase from Clarks. Well we do live near the large factory shop in Clark’s Village in Street! I can’t find the same, but these are similar:

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The nail varnish is from Hot Topic in America. Do you go for bright colours on your toes?

 

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