Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Outfit: sweet snowflakes

So, I had been thinking to myself 'you know what, you've got enough brooches now' - and then Erstwilder released their new Christmas range and that thought went totally out the window. I think you either love Christmas novelty or you loathe it - you can either get into Christmas Jumper Day like it's the best thing since mulled cider (which actually is the best thing, by the way), or you can be that person who refuses to wear knitwear with so much as a sequin on it because you find the whole thing so dreadfully tacky. Guys, it's going to be pretty obvious to you as we get closer to the big day that I'm in the former category. I could quite happily theme every outfit until that day for my favourite holiday. But in respect of those of you in the 'it's not even December yet' category, I thought I'd keep it low-key for now... this is only going to last until the next post though :D

Anyway, back to the brooch. This snowflake brooch seems to be the most popular one in the new range and it's completely clear why to me - it's so easy to wear with so many outfits and it's not just for Christmas, it's for the whole of winter. With that in mind, I decided to put this to the test and come up with an everyday way I'll wear this brooch. Can we appreciate that I've unlocked another level on my quest to be a matching master with this one - cos look who has a bag with an almost identical snowflake on it... And said bag just happens to have the same shade of blue as is on the brooch... which also matches this belt I picked up in the Collectif sale that's been waiting for just this moment. Ah... so satisfying.

It's also the first time I've snapped these pants for the blog, which is not remotely representative of how often I wear them, which must be at least once a week. Why it took me so long to figure out that trousers in Bernie Dexter's range might be a good fit on me, as she's not much taller than me, I don't know, but it did. But thank goodness I worked it out in the end because these pants are the only ones in my entire wardrobe that are a leg and waist length I don't want to do a thing to change. They are ever so tight in my usual Small, but I think they need to be - it's this that helps them to pull my tummy in, really defines my waist and gives them that pin-up shape. I really love them and am already stressing about the day I bust a seam...

But you can't live like that, you've got to wear the things you love including all the snowflakes!

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag

Erstwilder snowflake brooch

Casual 50s inspired winter outfit, feat. Vivien of Holloway slash neck top, Bernie Dexter capri pants, Erstwilder snowflake brooch and Vendula snowflake bag
Beret: Primark (old)
Brooch: 'Seasonal Symmetry' c/o Erstwilder
Trousers: Bernie Dexter
Belt: Collectif (out of stock)
Bag: c/o Vendula (out of stock)
Shoes: Carvela (out of stock)


Oh and while the brooch has sold out on Erstwilder's own site, their many stockists might still have it - in the UK, I'd recommend Audrey Stars Boutique.


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13 comments:

  1. Matchy-matchy perfection! That snowflake brooch is rather good ticking the winter box isn't it, rather than full on Christmas? It matches my tattoo actually, I might have to get one. I really like your hair with the waves, looks lovely. A very elegant casual but smart look, incredibly wearable for all kinds of running about. I see you're getting good wear out of your slashneck top too, hurrah! They still haven't restocked the cobalt blue I was hankering after. However, I am currently embarking on sewing a jersey 3/4 sleeve top, so if I master it I can just make my own, mwah ha haa! Hope you're staying dry and cosy, it's really been foul weather here, and I've started eating for Christmas already. xx

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    1. I think you do have to get one and then you will best me in matchy-matchy snowflakes :D and d'oh - they've got literally every other colour back in stock haven't they?! xx

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  2. Love how you added a brooch!

    Liv

    www.livforstyle.net

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  3. What a cute look! I love the classic boat neck top, and it looks perfect with those trousers. It's always nice to find a brand that really works for you - maybe you should stock up on Bernie Dexter trousers!

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    1. When I win the lottery... seriously buying them over here is beyond expensive!!

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  4. Love how well that brooch and bag go together, it was meant to be! Having seen the snowflake brooch close up I think this has to be my favourite Erstwilder Christmas brooch on account of how well they've captured the intricacies of the snow flake pattern!

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  5. I really do love that Erstwilder snowflake brooch and your snowflake bag, what a great matching combo! :)

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  6. Christmas jumpers baffle me. No-one had them when I was a kid, but they've taken off in the past 15 years or so to the point where people now think of them as 'traditional' even though they're not really. I like your snowflake motifs much more! Seasonal without being tacky.

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  7. I love the simplicity of this look. And the matching snowflakes are lovely! I am definitly in the team of Christmas lovers! Can't get enough of Christmas jumpers!

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  8. This is such a great casual look that is also really polished, the brooch and bag are the perfect match! x

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  9. this look with pants is very charming on you!...the photo 640px2.jpg is super nice, your eyes are very stunning,there's something sensual in your eyes!

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