12 February 2016

Americana Mood.

Any good cowgirl knows, all you really need in that western wardrobe of yours is as follows - shirts loosely worn, good denim jeans and of course a lot of leather and suede. Accessorise with fedoras, neckerchiefs, and a few nice pair of boots. I'm getting into that Americana mood. 
LA is in a few days away and I'm really starting to think about what I really need to bring with me. I know I must travel as light as possible as the shopping out there will be insane. Flea markets, vintage stores and not to mention the Reformation shop - it's going to be heaven.  So, I've decided in true Eliza style all I really need to bring are all the flowing maxi dresses I own, a few good pairs of denim, a leather and a suede fringed jacket, some vintage t-shirts and a handful of nice boots. I'll wear a hat on the plane, so I don't have to squash it. This may already be far too much, but I always over pack. 

Keep up to date with mine at Sara's LA adventures!

Hat - Peekaboo Vintage. Silky Wrap Shirt, Suede Fringed Waistcoat, Biker Zippy Jeans, Western Tan Boots  - Topshop. 



4 February 2016

Maggie May.

I'm getting to that point now, where I'm struggling to get dressed in the morning let alone feeling inspired. It's been a long winter, and it's not over yet.  I still can't believe, this is actually where I live. I'm convinced that I'm meant to be from a warmer climate, a city by the beach - I just know it? I am a romantic, and I do feel my style is seeped with summer nostalgia. I want to live in long, floaty dresses, cut off denim and wear bikinis instead of underwear. I love light weight, sheer fabrics. I raid my clothes rail everyday, going 'next, next, next' to every dress hanging up - as it seems they are far too summer loving for London's current grey days. Don't get me wrong, I do like winter layering, chunky knits and massive blanket scarves but like I said, I am getting to that point.   

Once it gets warmer this outfit is going to work so much better, without the grey T-shirt underneath. I'm thinking a black bralet or triangle bra, with a couple of buttons fastened up on the dress. Worn super loose and free like a bird. Try looking at some of the dresses by Amilita (so gorgeous I could die) and then making them London weather appropriate by adding thigh high boots - Click the images below to shop a look similar to mine. 


Black Split Maxi Skirt - Gypsy Warrior. Marigold Chiffon Crepe Dress - Amilita. Olive Fiddler Cap - Brixton Womens. Thigh High Boots - Topshop.  Tri-blend Grey T-shirt - American Apparel


1 February 2016

Blue Jean Baby.

If a 'runaway' capsule wardrobe was to exist for me - then this would be it. Now this is me getting dramatic, cinematic and hell lets throw romantic in there as well.  If I was to make a quick getaway i.e run out on my wedding, then this would be the outfit packed in the boot of my car. Perfect for staying undiscovered and keeping a low yet stylish profile. Sorry, I love to sew a narrative to my outfits. 

Levis denim always and forever, and I'm talking real denim, not the elastic mix. High waisted and in a classic blue wash of course. I am always unsure of my sizes in vintage denim. I can vary from a W25-27 in modern sizing, so it's always best to find a bunch in a vintage store and try them on rather the ordering online. A loose fit V-neck t-shirt is an essential to give this look it's low key vibe, and my favourite Toga Pulla boots to bring in that bit of western style. For your tough, rough and ready appeal you need a trusty biker leather jacket. This outfit is for those casual, yet crucial days. Do you know the type? When you just need something classic, unassuming but still capable and badass. 

These boots, are my dream and eventually I would like some more colours. I got these ones pre-owned, and fell hard in love with their unusual colour (pretty sure they were once grey but have now corroded into green, like copper. Certainly doesn't bother me). Let's face it, Toga's cost a lot and that doesn't bode well when you have a slightly concerning boot addiction, with a humble overdraft. I was happy to get these at a good price from my friend, who I persuaded she should totally sell them to me. Sara if your reading this, it was 100% the right decision, have no regrets in life! Its ride or die.

Toga Pulla Boots - Similar - Farfetch. Unisex V-neck T-shirt - American Apparel. Biker Leather Jacket - Similar - Topshop. Vintage 501 Fit Levis - Similar - Beyond Retro.



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