Thanks to the fabulous Casey of Casey’s Elegant Musings, I was just reminded to tell those British gals who read my blog about the wonderful array of 40s-inspired peasant tops that have appeared on the high street in the last week or so. (If you’re a fan of the 40s peasant look, go and check out Casey’s post for some wonderful eye-candy!)
I was idly browsing around New Look on Thursday night when I came across this cute example in the sale:
I also got a black one with red and green embroidery from Primark… yes I know. I had an attack of guilt on the way home for even going in there. I might take it back, I’m not sure. Thoughts? They have supposedly improved their ethics… but I still feel guilty.
On a more positive note, I had a sort of epiphany while reading Casey’s post, because I have this ‘skirt’, which I bought as a dress, could very well be made out of the Hollywood pattern in her peasant pattern collage. It looks like this:
However, I did wear it last summer as a skirt – with the ‘bodice’ folded down into the sash and tied in a big bow, and it was the absolute spitting image of the skirt in Casey’s collage. But I am still a bit confused by it, because if it isn’t meant to be worn as a dress, why is it shaped like that? Anyway… as I was saying, a white gypsy/peasant style top will be perfect with this ‘skirt’ in the summer, I paired with with a yellow one last time, and although it has yellow in the swirls, the overall effect was rather… loud. 😉
That’s all for now!