London, Notting Hill

Sneaker Diaries – Leather, Lace & Converse

Photography by Debs

Go shorty, it's ma birthday, I'm gon' party like it's ma Birthday!  Yes it is my birthday today, and ok, I probably won't be partying as such (unless that means having a Chinese takeaway and watching Bride Wars on the sofa) but I would like to bring to your attention that I am now 31.  And whoever said you can't wear a lace slip dress (I promise you this isn't actually underwear) past your 20's knows nothing (ala John Snow, cue terrible yorkshire accent).

The trend Underwear as Outerwear tends to re-surface every few seasons and I'm a big lover of this trend, because it's a little risqué but it's so much fun to play around with.  Lace trim cami tops have been huge this summer and now with the revival of the cami dress, they're darn near unavoidable.  I love the 90's look of a cami dress over a t-shirt and if you watched my latest haul over on my Insta Story then you'll have seen that I'm going all-in on this look with my tastes buys.  It just reminds me of some of my old favourite 90's tv shows like Blossom, My So Called Life and Party of Five with a cheeky touch of Clarissa Explains It All, god I miss those shows!

In today's look I've ditched the t-shirt to bring you a slightly different way to edge up your otherwise very feminine slip dress.  The aim was to keep it casual and slightly grungy looking so I paired with a classic black biker jacket, my knackered out Balenciaga bag (the first designer bag I ever bought) and a pair of black Converse.

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Outfit Details

Dress - Mango (Wearing size S)

Jacket - Forever 21

Shoes - Converse

Bag - Balenciaga

Sunglasses - Ray-Ban via SunglassesShop

Watch - Larsson & Jennings

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  1. 12th August 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Leather jacket definitely succeeds in the grungy vibe 🙂 Love the Jon Snow reference. He’s one of my favourite characters.

    • 13th August 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thanks Thuy. Well me and my hubby have only just started watch GOT and we’ve just finished season 3…it’s safe to say he’s definitely my favourite character too 😉 x

  2. 12th August 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I love this trend, i always worry i cant pull it off cause its so feminine but adding converse to this is so cute, never thught to style it that way!

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    • 13th August 2016 / 9:55 am

      The Converse came from some serious 90’s inspiration, I even remember wearing a similar outfit to this back in the 90’s…minus the lace as I was only a child haha x

    • 14th August 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks Arabella x

  3. 13th August 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Happy Birthday! Pretty outfit and ordering chinese and potatoe-ing it up on the sofa sounds like a good plan to me.x

    • 14th August 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you Esther, it was the perfect night in 🙂 x

  4. Vicky
    13th August 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Perfect outfit and happy belated birthday 🙂 between me and you I’m now 38 ..arhhh. I’m kind of at the stage where I’m just glad to be under 40 ! But I’m definitely having a bit of a style crisis, in that everything seems (and probably is !) too young for me. It’s funny , you get older, you still feel the same and like the same stuff but with a lot more knowledge. Which is never a bad thing 🙂 I always enjoy reading your blog posts, you are the best 🙂

    • 14th August 2016 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you Vicky 🙂
      I think age isn’t what it used to be, as the times change, so do the generations and our style, so my motto is; wear whatever I feel comfortable in. If I feel confident in an outfit then I’ll darn well rock it. x

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