Wednesday, 18 April 2012

To the ballet


Trench coat: L.K Bennett
Early 1960s top: Charity shop
1980s trousers: Charity shop
1970s bag: Charity shop
Velvet ballet pumps: Topshop

Just a very brief post to share an outfit I wore to see My First Sleeping Beauty ballet at the Peacock Theatre in Holborn last week with two of my sisters, two of my neices, a sister-in-law and my sister's father-in-law.

As you can see I'm doing my best Betty Draper 'impression' although we were in such a rush to take pictures that I had very few left to select from. The trench was an 'investment piece' from L.K Bennett, justified with my staff discount and I can thankfully say it really does go with everything and so I've been wearing it a great deal. The early 1960s top was £3.99 from a local charity shop in London, the 1980s but-could-pass-as-early-1960s plaid wool trousers are also a charity shop find, only this time from King's Lynn bought over a year ago. My mum bought me the blue velvet ballet pumps in the Topshop sale as one of my Christmas presents and the vintage 1970s bag I've had for years, also thrifted in King's Lynn.



  1. I love this look, you look really elegant! A trench is always an investment!

  2. I love this outfit you look so chic and retro :)
    Love the trousers and the trench :)

    Josephine. xx

  3. I really like the trench with that bag! it sort of balances out with the trench being a bit more masculine (because of the length and the missing belt) and the bag more feminine.
    And I wish I had those pumps, I've been looking for a pair of velvet ones for ages! :) x

  4. Beautiful top, I can't remember the last time I found something 60s in a charity shop. Lovely outfit for the ballet.

  5. Love your outfit, glad you are enjoying the trench its so beautiful! x x

  6. I really like how your headband matches your flats...and those trousers are amazing. I hope you had a great time with your relatives at the theatre!

    Life is a romantic poem

  7. Just stumbled upon your blog and looove your vintage style! The pop of colour from your headband/shoes is lovely. Betty Draper would certainly be envious :)

  8. Oh so adorable! This is just about the cutest way to wear pants, love it. xoxo