There are so many aspects of Casablanca that I love. The setting, the clothing and the story line.
Yesterday my new dress from Lindybop.co.uk turned up.
It’s the most beautiful dress I have ever owned (actually, one of..I have too many beautiful dresses to choose from).
Today I thought I’d finally get my 1950s wiggle skirt out of my wardrobe and see if there was anything I could wear it with. I ended up pairing it with a pair of black seamed stocking (from the Warehouse for only $16!) and a blouse from Smoove Reworked Vintage. The shoes are from the 1940s and made of velvet. I recently got the shoes resoled because they were really slippery on the bottom. They are NOS (New Old Stock, which means they are true vintage but never worn!).
I listen to Peggy Lee constantly. I listen to her when I’m driving, when I’m baking or cooking, when I’m doing the dishes. Her voice is absoloutely amazing and she is by far one of my favourite singers.
Today I decided to ‘dress for comfort’ in a way.
Swing dancing is something I have just started to learn this year. I love it so far. It has been something I have wanted to do for many years, but I never had anyone to take.
What a difference there is in fashion shows from then and now.
There’s nothing I love more than a pair of perfect, black pumps.
They are the perfect way to finish an outfit. For me, black pumps are my go to shoe, especially when I can’t choose what colour heel to wear. I own a lot of black heels because I really like a minimalistic look. Black is classic. Black is definitely a staple in my wardrobe (I am trying to wear more clothes of different colours now – that’s my goal for this year).
I think that black pumps are the easy option too because sometimes it can be so hard to choose which shoes to wear with an outfit.
I recently bought a pair of True Vintage shoes off ebay. They are velvet with a low-ish heel and are made by ‘Red Cross Shoes’. I know they are true vintage because of the look for the heel and the way they have been made. These shoes have never been made, so the original price tag was still there and the soles are in perfect condition.
These black pumps will be good for going out, job interviews and everyday wear. They are very versatile and that is what I like with shoes – being able to wear them at different times and places is instantly a deal breaker or maker. If I pay a lot of money for a pair of shoes, I expect to be able to wear them a lot and in many different places or situations!
Here’s a few pictures of my darling, beloved shoes.
What I love most about them is the little decoration/bow. It really dresses them up.
Kate Middleton always looks so well presented.
Despite my love of black pumps, I am known to wear other colour shoes on occasion!
Lauren Bacall was a beautiful woman. She always looked well put together.