|Dress: Collectif // Cardigan: H+M // Petticoat: Hell Bunny|
|Hearts on the Line heels: Irregular Choice* // Bag: LYDC|
This was my outfit on Saturday for my annual little jaunt to Leeds to watch the Northern Ballet matinee. This year, we saw their adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, which was fabulous despite being perhaps an odd choice to adapt as a ballet. It's been a long time since I read the book - I remember choosing it from the library van when I was about 14.
My dress, complete with a full petticoat underneath, made me feel all swishy all day, although it was always in the way when I got in the car or had to shuffle through the row to my seat at the theatre. A small price to pay, though. The dress is the wonderful Dolores in cherry print from Collectif - a present from Brighton, where I felt like a kid in a sweet shop in the Collectif store, particularly when we realised there was a whole section of sale items upstairs!
Tapping up the wardrobe room for some red accessories, I decided it was definitely time for the bus bag to have another outing. I love that this is big enough to tote a book around with me - an essential in my opinion!
A pair of Irregular Choice heels (last worn here) and a red cardigan and I was all set. If I were more brave I'd have maybe attempted some red lipstick, but I think that's a step too far for me.