Red shoes, No knickers



June 2012



Never give up {on leather}

I bought this leather gillet in NYC last year in a vintage store crammed full of gems.  I’d found the shop the time before I was there last but hadn’t taken a card to remember where it was.  I had to sniff it out Kids!  I have a freakily good memory, retraced my steps about where I had been and found it again.  As expected I wasn’t disappointed with what treats lay inside for me.

I bought this leather waistcoat for $12 and I also bought this little beauty.

I don’t mind telling you all that I have struggled with how to wear it, My Shoelets.  You’ve seen it before {here and here} but something about it didn’t feel right and it came to the point where I placed it in my ‘To sell on Ebay pile’ 

I KNOW! TERRIBLE! I’ve had it less than a year and I was giving up on it already.  The thing is I know that it will look great with skinny jeans, killer heels and a skimpy ‘i have kate moss boobs’ vest underneath but in reality when do I ever do that look?  The answer is not often and I wish I could but hips and a JLo/KKardashian sized behind do not lend themselves to this look very well.

Then I saw the Man Repeller ~ Check her shizal here

She went and I followed….The gillet/Waistcoat/any other things I can call it?/sleeveless jacket {you know I love those see here} was whipped out of that Ebay pile and placed back on my shoulders.

I realised she should always be worn open.  I tell my clients this all the time ~ Do not do up that jacket/cardigan/trench coat ~ keep it open, wear it loose and as an accessory as opposed to an actual coat then let it work it’s magic.

SHE’S BACK …..and she’s showcasing Stegosaures hair with it.


{vintage gillet, self designed suit {see other variation here}, gifted vest, remember2morrow paper beads, m&s wedges, orla kiely bag}

Posted in Inspiration, Outfit city, Suit you sir


  1. Cathy
  2. Tim

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