Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Essentials

























Essentials #1 - The Trench Coat
I am on a life long quest to pick up the perfect charity shop Burberry Trench. Whenever I discover a new Vintage shop, the first thing I do is scour the rails for the Trench coats. Double breasted, slim fitting and finding just the right shade of beige are a few things that are, for me, key. Looks perfect with cropped denim jeans, repetto flats and a breton top.

























Essentials #2 - A pair of trusty Brogues
There's nothing like the juxtaposition of a pair of men's brogues against a floral dress. It's that old age trick of androgyny: to have that one masculine element which sets off an otherwise perfectly feminine look. A pair of Church's would be my dream buy, but due to being 1,000 ft tall, my feet are a whopping size 42 and I don't want to stray into clumsy feet territory!

























Essentials #3 - An understated, practical leather bag
Bags are one of those items you can really afford to splurge on (along with the perfect coat) - good quality leather only gets better with age and wear. Case in point; my mum's old mulberry binocular bag which must be the same age as me! Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton's exquisite example sadly takes splurging to a whole new level... I can but dream!

(Images from Jak & Jill)

15 comments:

  1. Great post! I would love to have a new leather bag, the SC would be perfect but indeed, a little too expensive.

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  2. Three well thought-out essentials. I like how you go into detail about each of them. I love the look of brogues, but I know exactly what you mean about clumsy feet territory. I stick to jazz shoes for the boy-ish touch.

    There are lots of great leather day bags out there - the hard part is actually sticking to one!

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  3. those pictures are amazing! love the style. if you are ever looking for vintage clothing please come and check out our store!

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  4. My list of essentials is the same, only the order is different. :)

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  5. ooh love it! i got myself some great new brogues as well 2 weeks ago, only in shiny gorgeous patent leather :)

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  6. I love your blog. So chic. The oxford shoes are so in right now. I've looked everywhere for them, and actually chose a pair that are brown with bows. I'll post pics on my blog.

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  7. great brogues! love the way you have photographed them
    LOx

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  8. I would be LOST without my trench coats. I wear one at least once a week even in the summer. Beige looks sickly on me, so my staple is a black DB trench. I get a lot of snide comments for wearing it (never from anyone well dressed), but I know it looks good on me so it's just water off the back.

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  9. these are the perfect practicals.
    still holding out for the sophia bag to complete the trifecta!

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  10. I love the oxfords! I'm looking for a pair now, those may be it! Check out my new photo essay, just beginning the posts today! I'd love a follow,
    xo


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  11. Looking forward to new updates from you, it's been awhile :)

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  12. I recently found the almost-perfect burberry trench at a flea market in Paris. Slim fitting arms, nice colour, just a bit too long! It's being taken up now :)
    My day-to-day bag is a Mulberry, too :) Excellent choices!

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  13. i used some of these in a post too, describing the essentials, also including the white shirt and the trousers.
    your blog is inspiring!

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