Sunday, 10 August 2008

Giselle

Hey!
Today I'm just studying for an exam and lazing around the flat. I wonder if my choice of outfit for today (floaty white dress) was influenced by my trip to the ballet yesterday...

This dress is vintage and I'm pretty sure it's also hand-made (there are no labels or anything inside), I'm wearing it with a tee from asos, flats from Dorothy Perkins, tights from tightsplease and Primark belt (which is far too big to be worn at the waist and is therefore pinned up with a kirby grip/bobby pin!).
Close up of the pretty material!
Pretty photos from the programme...

As I said, I went to see my first real ballet yesterday, with my mum. It's quite weird that I've never seen a ballet before because I danced a lot when I was younger (I quit when uni started to get serious) but anyway, I really enjoyed it! I dressed quite casual becuase we went to the matinee and I knew it'd be full of tourists in ponchos and little kids but we're going to see another, more modern ballet on Wednesday in the evening so I think I'll dress up a bit for that one! Between art exhibitions and trips to the theatre I seem to be having a very cultured summer so far, don't I?

This top was one of the things sent to me by my stepmum in Australia. I like when other people buy things for me because they pick things I wouldn't choose for myself, like this top, but I end up really liking them! It's from shop called Dotti. I threw a cardigan on becuase the sky was turning that grey colour that usually signals rain...
Shoes - Dorothy Perkins, skirt and cardigan - H&M, top - Dotti, belt - H&M, grey tee - Logo (sick!). The bangle was a gift too and it's also from Dotti. I don't reeally think this outfit is right. Because the top is so long and flowy, it's hard to find a skirt that looks decent with it and I think this outfit makes my body look too long...which is bad becuase I have really short legs (for my height anyway!).

On Saturday night I went to a barbeque at my friend's house to celebrate her 21st (lots of those happening this month...me next!). Unfortunatly it was rainy so we spent most of the time inside but still had lots of fun and amazing food. Excuse the rubbish photos, I had to rush there after work so i didn't have time to mess about with the self-timer...

The shoes are vintage, I bought them from ebay and the skirt is from Primark. The belt I thifted and the sheer top is vintage (from etsy) and I'm wearing it over a vest from New Look, I'm wearing the same bangle as today, from Dotti, because it's really cute with little butterflies on it! I also had my horse ring from Urban Outfitters on but it broke half way through the evening and so is in need of some super-glue!



I'm (finally) selling some lovely vintage things on etsy, so stay tuned for a preview!


Char x

6 comments:

DaisyChain said...

Oh, I love love love the white vintage dress. It's so pretty.

Gabsterr said...

i love ballet!

girl on the wing said...

Ooo I love vintage things that are handmade. Makes me wonder who made them and who for...

The Clothes Horse said...

I love the ballet! My mother has been taking me to them since I've been little and I don't think I'll ever grow out of them.

ray said...

lovly oufits.i LOVE your vintage dress,the fabric is so prettyxx

Ariella said...

That white dress is lovely. I ove the polkadots on it!