Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cheap Frills

Tonight after work, I am heading into the city to meet some friends for a cocktail and dinner at fabulous Asian restaurant Seamstress. I needed something dressy enough for dinner and smart enough for work so I ended up combining both new and old pieces of my wardrobe:

The jacket you might recognise from my previous post here and the skirt is an old one from Portmans. I love the skirt for it's cute knife pleats that line the hem all the way around. The ruffle flicks out as I walk:

Finally, I've added an old scarf knotted at the neck to add a little flair. I hope it doesn't scream "trolley dolly" too much, what do you think?

Naturally, because I live in Melbourne, I have matching red pashmina and a black three quarter sleeved jacket to keep back the after-dark chill. Oh my! What has happened to our Australian summer?


Anonymous said...

I think you look beautiful - I love the red blazer and scarf combo. :D

Miss Urbanita said...

Looove your skirt! Kisses ;)

Miss_Red said...

Lovely outfit, and I think the scarf is perfect! Not too trolly dolly at all ;)

AusAnna said...

i just came home from a fashion trip to melbourne, it was so cold. Im based on the coast and didnt think my high waisted shorts and singlets would cause me to freeze down there. arggghhh.
i love your blog, i also love Melbourne, haahha i want to go back again so much.
Would you like to exchange links, i love adding my fellow Aussies. :)

Vintage Verve said...

Why thank you Miss Karen, the red vest is finding it's way into lots of outfits lately :)

Miss Urbanita, I always feel 'swishy' when I wear it - and between you and me: I have only just recently fit back into it after a long time!

Thanks for the reassurance Miss Red. Sometimes I worry about going over-board with a look :)