Black Sunday

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Whenever I’m feeling a bit rubbish, tired or ill I tend to wear either huge statement jewellery to cheer myself up or something really tailored so I look put together, even though I don’t feel it.

Yesterday was definitely one of those days & this Todd Lynn for Topshop tuxedo blazer is perfect for it, how could you not feel put together wearing this? It fits like a dream, has just the right amount of stiffness & structure, beautiful fabric, perfectly cut & the velvet collar gives it a little luxe too. This was by far my favourite designer collaboration Topshop have ever done, at the time I brought this & the cropped jacket with the fur collar. I’m still searching eBay waiting for the double breasted blazer & the satin lapel version to show up in my size, I was gutted I couldn’t afford them all at the time. I’m still saving up for one from the mainline collection too, they keep popping up on The Outnet when I have no money & taunting me!

These beat up Vivienne Westwood’s are my best ever eBay bargain, originally they were gold, peeling, scuffed & with ruined heels. They were also going for £35, they looked knackered, but I knew I’d be able to rescue them! The gold colour had to go, it looked beautiful but I knew they’d turn out awful with the poor home dye (paints!) you need to use for metallics, so I stripped the gold off, gave them a good condition & clean & dyed them black. They looked almost new after this, the leather wasn’t as scuffed as I’d thought, it was just the gold paint rubbing away, making them look worse than they were & after the cobbler fixed the heels they were as good as new! The signature Westwood molded toes are my favourite thing about these, they always get me funny looks & second glances!

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  1. Posted 24.09.2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I love these shoes, I am so jealous!

    Maria xxx

  2. Posted 24.09.2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m in love with your tuxedo jacket. I really need to find a tailored blazer. Also the ankle straps on your Vivienne Westwood (jealous) shoes are the perfect detail. I like that it gives it a edger look since Mary Janes are so feminine and cutesy.

      Posted 26.09.2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

      Totally agree! Westwood is a genius when it comes to giving cutsey or girly pieces a real edge. I definitely need more of her shoes, they are super comfortable too!
      I find Topshop in general is usually pretty good for tailored blazers, you should check them out :)

  3. Posted 25.09.2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Babe in black! Love the necklace x

  4. Posted 25.09.2012 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    You’re a complete genius for rescuing those shoes like that! They’re gorgeous.

    I found some VW trousers in TK Maxx yesterday – £30! I can’t believe I didn’t buy them. Talk about not-buyers remorse.

      Posted 26.09.2012 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou! :) I seem to have a habit of ‘rescuing’ shoes! Hah!
      Oh no! I do that all of the time too! I guess they’ve long gone by now? :(

      • Posted 26.09.2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

        I’d imagine so – that’ll teach me to leave such a bargain!

        You make it sound so simple to ‘save’ shoes, I really should try it…

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          Posted 26.09.2012 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

          Aww! How gutting! :(
          Yes, you should! It’s so easy, just make sure they’re real leather & you can’t really go wrong. I always buy the ‘ugly’ coloured shoes in the sale that no-one wants (& are way more discounted than their prettier coloured sisters!) & then dye them black! If you do give it a go & need any help, feel free to drop me an email & I can give you some tips to make sure they come out perfect! :)

  5. Posted 25.09.2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    completely loving this look! A tuxedo jacket always adds the right kick. I love how you are so up on ebay! I must admit I am addicted to finding treasures or sold out pieces on there too!


      Posted 26.09.2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

      Hehe, yeah, I can’t get enough of it! It is totally addictive! Especially as I don’t mind things being a little worn (or even totally beaten up!) you can get great pieces for such tiny prices! :)

  6. Posted 26.09.2012 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Oh wow…your shoes are delightful. I’m such a huge fan of those ankle-straps. Heather above mentioned that they are reminiscent of Mary-Janes, and I agree wholeheartedly. You gave new life to those wonderful shoes~

    X i x i a ❥

  7. Posted 26.09.2012 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    loving the crisp, clean lines of the jacket! i have a short black tuxedo jacket that has never seen the light of day, i have to pull it out again soon ;) and love what you’ve done with the shoes — definitely a keeper!

  8. Posted 26.09.2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    that dress is really nice! looks good on you x

  9. Posted 26.09.2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I love your tuxedo jacket !!! It’s so elegant !!!
    You look beautiful !!!

  10. Posted 27.09.2012 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Sorry you are feeling a bit rubbish, you don’t look like! I don’t know anyone that looks always amazing in full black. Your syle is Gothic and romantic, I love it! You always look great! x

      Posted 28.09.2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

      Aw, thankyou Victoria! You have really cheered me up! :)

  11. Posted 27.09.2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Love the all-black outfit, the layers are great :) x

  12. Posted 27.09.2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Love this outfit, you look so chic! That Todd Lynn jacket is great, I didn’t realise he’d done a collab.

  13. Posted 27.09.2012 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Amazing job on the shoes! Love the “ninja toe” look!
    Fabulous look overall!

  14. Posted 27.09.2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    You did a fabulous job with these heels. £35!! Dyeing them black seemed to breathe a new life into the heels. I adore this outfit. The tuxedo jacket really smartens up the entire outfit but the overall look is absolutely striking.

  15. Posted 27.09.2012 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Your hair looks so gorgeous! Love your jacket!

    Carmen Ri.

  16. Posted 28.09.2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Atonishing… incredible and perfect. I’m mad about this outfit: the jacket, your shoes… everything. You’ve one of my favourite blogs and you really inspire me in my long way to a black (white and dark colors) wardrobe, something I’ve always wanted but I haven’t had because of my job.

    Thanx so much for your beautiful comment, you’re gorgeous.


    Oh, your hair is awesome :)

      Posted 28.09.2012 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for such a sweet comment, I’m totally flattered & it’s made my day to hear that you find the blog inspiring! :) Refining my wardrobe to be mostly black (& a few whites & other dark shades) was one of the best things I ever did, I feel much more ‘me’ this way. Good luck in creating your own dark wardrobe! :)

  17. Posted 28.09.2012 at 3:40 am | Permalink
  18. Posted 28.09.2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I love your jacket! I’m still so gutted I didn’t manage to get my hands on anything from that collaboration, I love Todd Lynn. One day aye? I loveee the shoes too, that’s so cool that you saved them! xxx

  19. Posted 28.09.2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Wearing a structured jacket with something soft and flowing is a good look on you. I like that contrast of structured and unstructured.
    Cool Balenciaga bag, I think I want one.. :)

  20. Posted 30.09.2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Vivienne Westwood shoes for £35? Best bargain ever! Plus I love all the textures going on in this outfit, it really elevates an outfit that’s all one colour! xx

  21. Posted 30.09.2012 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    You always manage to make all black look so beautiful!!!


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