Plaid – as lovely as it is, it tends to be a very popular fabric choice for school uniforms! This dress in particular makes me think of the characters outfits in Mona Lisa Smile – 40s/50s collegiate style. I love preppy vintage looks so it isn’t any surprise that this dress made it’s way into my wardrobe. The shoes do give the outfit even more of a school look, and if I was attending university in the 50s this is just what I would wear on campus!
It was an unexpected epiphany one night trawling ebay when I came across this dress that Collectif had many seasons ago, gasped, and clicked “buy it now”. What followed is the euphoria only a serious clothing addict might be able to understand, because there are few things more satisfying than finding the dress that got away!
At the moment I have been on a mission to buy actual winter clothing as we are planing on moving to a place where winter is a real thing, rather than an anomaly as it is here. I was honestly quite shocked when I saw this rogue, typical European autumn looking tree, that for a moment I forgot where I was! I still have no clue what it is – not a maple or a conker tree, but whatever it is it was lovely and reminded me of the autumns of my childhood.