Saturday, 17 January 2009
This 1950's blouse is absolutely divine. The entire blouse is covered in strips of lace, on a sheer background. When I found it on ebay I couldn't believe it hadn't been snapped up, so I took no hesitation in 'buying it now'. It was also a very good price, and is in absolute mint condition; no tears, stains, smells or anything, even all the rhinestones in the buttons are intact. The attention to detail is something you don't generally see in clothes today. I love that there are tiny little snaps in addition to the buttons to keep a smooth line down the placket. I had put off wearing it all week because I wanted to plan a good enough outfit for it, but today I just went for it, as I couldn't resist any longer. I wore a mustard coloured vest underneath, although I guess I could just go for a bra as its not that sheer. I added pearls, but didn't want to look too twee, so attached my little glasses, which are actually a hair slide, but I can never get them to look right in my hair. Combined with the little jacket, prim handbag and heels, I can't help but feel as though I look like a little 50's working girl, about to go to the office and flirt with the boss (like Millie in Thorougly Modern Millie, go watch it!).