Lately, I’ve really been inspired by the 1920s. Particularly the fashion and the music of that era. So when I spotted this gorgeous black and pink floral velvet jacket, I just couldn’t resist it. Not only did it remind me of the fabulous Miss Fisher (I could totally see her wearing it), but it was also in the sale for next to nothing. I think I paid about 10 euros for it! I mentioned it on Instagram the next day:
Although I bought it from Stradivarius a couple of months ago, I hadn’t actually wore it until last weekend when hubby and I decided to go out for a romantic dinner a deux. We ended up going to his favourite Indian Restaurant (Pashmina) in Praia da Luz. It was my idea and I’m glad we did. I had the most delicious prawn pathia (I think that was what it was called) and he had a yummy spicy chicken villi villu (again, I’m probably spelling that wrong lol). I’m already looking forward to returning.
But back to my outfit. Not only am I really inspired by the 1920s, I’m also a huge fan of black. Possibly due to my being a bit of a goth in my younger years. I still love to wear it now. I just think it’s flattering on me. On lots of women, really.
I’d also like to mention my lipstick – which I don’t often do. I was gifted some products from Montague-Ebbs an Independent Consultant with Arbonne recently and I’m in the process of trying them out in return for an honest review on the blog. This was the first time I wore the lipstick and I must say, wow, it’s fabulous. Not only is the colour perfect for me (Camelia), but the texture is spot on. It also lasted pretty much all evening. I’m super impressed so far. Stay tuned for a full blog post soon 🙂
So this was the perfect outfit for me: black skinny Levi jeans, a simple black blouse from Primark and these gorgeous black heels that I just adore. I bought them from Clarks a couple of years ago. All paired with the velvet jacket which has the most divine pink floral pattern on it, as well as my gold clutch from Massimo Dutti – another favourite which does get a lot of use.
As for my jewellery, I went for black and gold. The lovely gold and black earrings and gold circular ring were gifts from my mother-in-law, I inherited the watch from my late step-mother-in-law (which, incidentally, didn’t have a battery but I wanted to wear it so, well, who cares, right?!). The necklace is one that I’ve had for many years, but I don’t wear so often. I don’t know why because it’s gorgeous!
1920s Miss Fisher
I mentioned Miss Fisher earlier, and the fact that she’d look fab in this jacket. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, well Miss Fisher is a character on an Australian TV series I watch (and love!). Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is set in 1920s Melbourne and it’s a tongue-in-cheek crime drama. I love the humour, the costumes, Miss Fisher’s fabulous wit and her general character. She’s strong and very independent – sexually as well as generally speaking! It’s just a fun series to watch. You can find it on Netflix if you’re interested. I took a screen shot of her the last time I watched it and shared it on Instagram: