EASY DAY TO NIGHT OUTFIT

allsaints jumper dress and over the knee boots

I know most of you have seen this little beauty before – Chanel Vintage 2.55 Mini me love youuu! Sorry I’ll grow up now. Anyway, here we have THE ONLY THING YOU NEED   to make your day outfit work for the evening.
When you have one of these or something similar that is otherwise known as an investment piece, it will immediately transform your day attire for the evening ahead.
If you work outside the home or happen to be out all day, occasionally you’ll have plans that same evening.

Instead of traipsing home to change clothes, dispense with all the faffing about….

What you need is an easy day to night outfit.

This little Chanel can be kept inside it’s dustbag in your large day bag to be whipped out like a fresh dash of lippy. It is your bag & jewellery all in one that will elevate any ordinary daytime outfit to blingy eve!
Dream bag no 2. is Le Boy although it’ll no doubt be quite some time (if ever) that I get my mitts on one of those. Meanwhile I’d be more than ecstatic with a Vintage Flap bag – possibly red however I could be persuaded to green or pink SWOON
It all depends what I find when I get there so to speak. Vintage Chanel bags are becoming more & more collectable therefore quite rare to find in mint condition. Speaking of which, if you happen to be in the market for one have a look at my post “How to buy a Vintage Chanel bag” before you do anything.

AllSaints jumper dress & OTK boots | Chanel 2.55 min

AllSaints jumper dress & OTK boots | Chanel 2.55 min

AllSaints jumper dress & OTK boots | Chanel 2.55 min

 

Of course there’s room here for more embellishment with a belt

Although how far you go with that is subjective. Personally I like to keep it minimal in this instance because my heart belongs to Chanel.

Although a wide belt of exotic leather or an ornamental buckle would look amazing with this simple dress however may not be practical for day wear. Todays post is all about simplicity therefore I’m keeping it limited to just changing your bag & nothing else.
Onto footwear, aah yes THE boots…Do you remember when I bought this pair of over the knee lace up boots? Have a look at this post for the back story.

I have to say the best thing about these boots is how bloody warm they are! No seriously I was freezing the day I shot this but my feet & more noticeably my legs, were toastie. Now there’s another tick for over the knee  style.

AllSaints jumper dress & OTK boots | Chanel 2.55 min

 

AllSaints jumper dress & OTK boots | Chanel 2.55 min

allsaints over the knee boots

Chanel 2.55 mini

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  • Comments ( 16 )

  • avatar
    Katie Haydock

    I adore this outfit so much… I’m only hoping I’ll be able to replicate it come autumn xXx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      It’s one of my faves too Katie. Thanks for popping by xM

  • avatar
    angela

    I lived in paris a few yeas ago fabulous place in paris called rue de la pompe is huge avenue filled with just resale shops one shop is filed with two floors of desiger bags vintage of lady diors in every colour and fabric and chanel bags aplenty. Me and my colleague where gutted as we’d spent fortune on brand news chanel bags on avenue montaigne literally days before….”merde”

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      No way?
      I’m looking for cheap flights to Paris asap!!! Sounds like an Aladdins Cave for crazy bag lady i.e. ME! Hahaha
      Thanks for the tip Angela I’ll let you know how I get on xxx

  • avatar
    cherie

    I LOVE, LOVE your outfit. Grey and Brown are my favorite together. It is so rich looking. And adding the skinny belt and cross body bag is fab. Can’t get much better than this look!!!
    Thank you for linking up with SHOE AND TELL on Style Nudge.

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Cherie, I think we have similar tastes! Your Shoe & Tell linkup is brilliant, I’m hooked now 😉
      Mx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    I don’t know how that happened that I missed so many posts of yours Michelle? Anyhow, here I am catching up. As far as I’m concerned you can Chanel me any time. Beautiful photos as usual! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      “You can Chanel me any time” I’m going to steel that one Abby, it’s gold!
      Mx

  • avatar
    lamammadiz

    You are SUCH A BABE!! Love that skinny belt and of course that bag! Can I just say though, that it isn’t fair that EVERYTHING looks so good on you! With that body you could wear a paper bag and still be day to night ready!

    And….in other news, I am just preparing the email interviews for bloggers this week and will get my act together shortly about having you on the blog, co-hosting the linkup and featuring you in the magazine for March.

    Have a great weekend!

    Angie xoxoxox reasonstodress

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Oh stop it you, I’ll get a big head!
      That is so exciting I cannot wait! Btw I signed up to the magazine but haven’t received it yet, is that right?
      Mxxx

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    Great photos; the dress is lovely and that bag is such a good investment! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I see you have one or two lovely little “investments” yourself young lady 😉
      Mx

  • avatar
    MonicaP

    Love the long sweater dress .. a really chic look for winter.

    Monica.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      It is a great winter look isn’t it, think I’d better move on though before I bore everyone to death! Hahahaha
      xxx

  • avatar
    thelifbissue

    The Chanel is absolutely perfect with this outfit, love this look! Happy weekend my love. Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Kirsten that’s so nice of you. Hope you’re enjoying this mild weather & settling in to the UK well xxx

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