Monday, 28 February 2011

Plain and Simple

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Tee - Gap, Culottes - YMC, Scarf - H&M, Belt - Vintage, Boots - Schuh, Bangle - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Don't you just love it when an outfit comes together perfectly? These are all items you've seen on my blog a million times before, but somehow together they just work. I felt really happy in this outfit I wore on Saturday to do  a bit of shopping with my mum.

The belt is a new vintage find, from the depths of my mum's wardrobe. I say vintage, it's from the early 1990s which I'm totally happy to call vintage, we're talking nearly as old as me after all! In fact my mum had it made for her in a little village in France when I was very young. She has a black one too, but half way through being measured for it I had some sort of screaming emergency, and so she had to stop and tend to me, and the belt never fit her properly as they ended up putting the holes in the wrong place!

And now I've stolen the one that they did actually fit right, sorry mum...!

28 comments:

Sophie said...

cute outfit! Its great when you can find something really cool!
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Peacock's Hat said...

Really lovely little outfit- sometimes the simple things are the best.

ellio100 said...

That's a very cute outfit! I like the story about your mum's belt - I love the stories behind clothes. The lipstick and the scarf match brilliantly, which came first?

Georgina said...

Love it! This is the kind of thing I wear every day. Red, stripes and a full skirt, brilliant!

pixelhazard said...

oh totally love the red and nautical theme together

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Alice said...

I love this outfit, the scarf really stands out. The story behind the belt sounds like something you will be able to treasure forever xx

tamsin said...

So simple, so cute, so stylish.

ellieand said...

haha, gotta love the wardrobe of mum ;)
this outfit is so lovely- suit you down to a tee!xxx

Leia said...

Harriet I adore this Parisian Chic outfit! The stripes, the culottes, the red lipstick... perfection! That's a lovely belt, too - mum's wardrobes always have treasures buried in them ;)

Leia

Filipa said...

RED LIPS! AND RED SCARFT! Oh Harriet, this is too good!! I call vintage anything I don't remember where is from haha!

Cherry Pullinger said...

Great outfit, I love the simplicity.

Jess said...

I absolutely love this outfit, you look gorgeous :D xo

daisychain said...

we're dressed kind of similar today..ace!

Winnie said...

Oh I love this outfit. Love the red scarf and those boots look amazing, really comfy!

Lauren said...

Ahhh, you look like a movie star! I LOVE this outfit! x

gee said...

simple outfits are always the best.
no fuss and always chic.
love the stripes with the red scarf.
you looks absolulty beautiful..<3

Sherin said...

Haha, love the story about the belt fitting. The outfit is so perfectly put together. The shoes, skirt and top look so great together.
And your red lips look great.

Ashley said...

I love the story, and every outfit has one :) Sometimes plain & simple is just the way to go!
I love the colors too and your red lips :)

Hello Bee said...

You look absolutely adorable. Really nicely put together.
I never EVER thought the words "I want a pair of Culottes" would leave my mouth (still scarred from a pair of tie dye ones I had in the 90s) but you make them look awesome x

Elle Enchanted said...

This is soo darling. I love the nautical feel to it!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ha, Harriet, this really makes me wonder if you hadn't your eyes on the belt already when you were small (using the screaming fit just as a distraction...)
Aaaanyway, lovely outfit. I'm also a huge fan of short, flouncy skirts. xo

Chuck said...

I have this scarf! Such a nice pop of colour. This outfit is really perfect.

Is This Real Life? said...

Love your scarf it looks so pretty with that outfit and the colour is beautiful!

My Hideaway said...

So cute! I especially love those boots. The color of your scarf is the perfect shade of red too.

Maria said...

This outfit is lovely, I love the shape of that skirt! The lipstick just finishes it off perfectly too :D

Maria xxx

vintagereflection said...

Lovely fresh outfit. looks so chic and effort-less! x

Krissy said...

You look lovely in this! I really like the red scarf with the red lips. :D

2 Mates and a Blog said...

love this!!!

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