DARK FLORALS FOR WINTER

cath kidston bloomsbury floral dress with tan boots

I’m not into wearing floral prints unless they’re dark florals.

This floral skirt is actually a sleeveless dress from Cath Kidston. I only ever wear it “punked up” (showing my age there?) with a leather jacket or as in this case, heavy boots.
Today I’ve also teamed it with my fitted denim shirt & new fluffy fur stole from Zara. It remains feminine without being too girlie.
I’ve been searching for a blue fur stole for ages but when I saw the stunning Jo of Cut & Chic Vintage wearing this one I changed tack. Unfortunately Zara had sold out, however I am not a quitter so on to Ebay I went!
20 Quid & 5 days later I had a brand new one with tags still on, gotta be happy with that right? Well guess what girls? Zara now has more stock online annnnd  fluffy is on sale for under a tenner!!! I’ve popped a link at the end for you wink wink
FYI The blue fur stole search is back on the agenda….To be continued…

Wouldn’t you agree denim & tan are a match made in heaven all year round in any style combination? Last Autumn I published this outfit post of denim with tan, or if you prefer the richer adjective – cognac

Another great marriage is the denim dress with tan boots combo (which I’m sure you’ve seen) & variations of the theme.

cath kidston bloomsbury floral dress with tan boots

cath kidston bloomsbury floral dress with tan boots

cath kidston bloomsbury floral dress with zara fur stole

ZARA FAUX FUR STOLE

Wearing my blue & perspex Chanel specs today.

They have the tinted lenses you can get as extra which work quite well particularly if you’re reading by the pool. Seems like an eternity ago weeps

The lipstick is my Nars nude, clearly a favourite – looks like I need to stock up! You can read all about wearing this colour in my Every Day Make Up post.

Chanel blue and clear reading glasses

ted baker tan boots

Don’t forget to take a little time for yourself – Rest a while, read a chapter of that book you’ve been meaning to start.

See you Friday, Mx

  • Comments ( 14 )

  • avatar
    The Editing Mother

    You look fantastic as ever Michelle… totally agree denim and tan were made for each other. The bag is divine and totally timeless I was coveting a neverfull last Summer but somehow I forgot about it and this has reignited my LV love! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hahaha yes the LV Sully is a beauty – she pulls at my 70’s heartstrings. There are some gorgeous new styles out now, much more interesting that the Neverfull, you’re spoilt for choice!
      xxx

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    lizandtracey

    Love it. I’m a big fan of denim snd tan and stoles. Tracey xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Aah yes I know you are Miss Tracey 😉
      xxx

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    Jo @ CutandChicVintage

    You look lovely as always, Michelle! I honestly can’t get enough of this stole. It’s chic and really warm, even in a frigid NYC winter. Zara did good on this one. A blue fur stole?! Sounds like a dream. I’m in!! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I know what you mean…I’m wearing it again in my following post!
      xM

  • avatar
    The Stylopedia

    I love this look; I can’t wear florals, but I love how they look on other women, and you look GREAT in this. I have a blue stole from Topshop (a few years ago) but I noticed there is a sky blue Shrimps one (with black tips) in the Net A Porter clearance sale at the moment, in case that tempts you! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Lisa, florals are not for everyone that’s for sure but you never know…If Karl does florals in the next collection???
      xxx

  • avatar
    Abby@midlifecrisisnut.com

    And here we go again, love the Chanel specs. They really suit you, just like the vintage inspired outfit. And yeah, eBay can be a blessing…sometimes:) xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Did I “Chanel you” again Abby? teeheehee
      xxx

  • avatar
    Anna Parkes

    I love this floral and denim theme, and oh yes, that bit of fur didn’t go unnoticed either – it’s totally fab. The boots are great to toughen up the winter floral dress. Beautifully played x
    Anna
    Anna’s Island Style

  • avatar
    sandypatti

    Fabulous look – and I love those sunglasses! thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Patti, can’t imagine not linking to your Visible Mondays now I’ve started! It’s so full of fabulous bloggers all in one place 😉

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