A Cape Town Outfit

I am back and so excited to share all my photos with you.  I had an amazing time and feel inspired and ready to work once more!

I thought I would begin this week's posting with an outfit post...

I really like this outfit and so I should if I am wearing it.

This top reminded me of this Marc Jacobs that Alexa wore.  Nude peachy pink, beaded, vintage, sheer sleeves...check, check and cheeeeeck!  I found it at Bonny & Clyde behind Corner Cafe.   I added the brooch to add emphasise to the delicate bead work.  The brooch which is vintage and in the most amazing condition was a mere R40 at a market...steal!  I recently sliced some exceptionally puffy and dramatic sleeves off a vintage blouse to make it a shirt vest...it has the most delicate collar beaded with tiny bows.  I wore the deconstructed shirt under the ensemble.  There isn't much of a story on the skirt - it is actually from Primark in London and I usually layer it over a little stretch lacy skirt to give it some flair and shape...also stops it riding up my stockings.  The belt was a treasure I found for a couple of pounds in a Golders Green charity shop.  It is patent leather with a beaded pearly bow centre.  I hope you are enjoying this ridiculous in depth analysis of the history of my wardrobe...feel free to stop reading at any boring point!  The bag which I adore was scouted down the South Coast on a hospice shop raid and I added a corsage that I made for myself (rare occurrence) with some of Jezze Print's ribbon.  The sunglasses are my most faithful pair to date from Mr Price.  They fit so comfortably and despite my clumsy nature of dropping them at least five times a day - they still live (touch wood).   What else is there...oh yes shoes.  My shoes are also from Mr Price.  I need to have black pumps at all times and wear them to death.  These are a pair I helped to create when I worked there and despite their comfort factor they also retail for R59.99 (all thanks to negotiation).  Right - that's it!