If you didn’t already know, I’m half Indian and half Chinese with a hint of Portuguese, yes a very odd mixture I know 😛 . So of course it is a tradition that every Chinese New Year my family and I would trek down to china town and have some Dim Sum. So naturally, I like to get a little dressed up to celebrate the most important event in the Chinese Calendar, the weird thing is I wasn’t in the mood for wearing an Asian inspired outfit, instead I went for a 60’s French look, you can’t go wrong with a little vintage !
So I literally fell in love with this dress when I first saw it on Asos, I thought the simple cut suited my petite silhouette and the length was the perfect modest length which added to the vintage feel. One of my favourite things about it were the buttons, oh my days when have you ever seen anything with such beautiful buttons?! They look so elegant and yet are very simple and feminine. Another thing I adore was the collar, the “low v neck” contradicted the modesty of the length of the dress and kind of gave the look that classic “sailor vibe.” The colour was also perfect in gorgeous mink which means that you can wear it with pretty much any other colour! Finally, one of my favourite things about this dress are definitely the sleeves, wide sleeves have circling the blogging community for a while but these bell sleeves are in a world of their own, I think the change in shape from wide and suddenly skinny at the cuff makes them super unique and such an eye-catching part of the outfit.
So far this outfit is pretty monotoned, so of course I had to throw in some colour because it’s my little trademark. For this outfit I’m continuing the vintage look and I’m wearing this orange oversized double breasted coat which I picked up from a second hand store in London. To accessories, I’m wearing my red Zara pom pom bag and a gorgeous little beret which I got off eBay for £3.50! How crazy is that ?! 😛
I wanted my outfit to be inspired by Chinese new year which was why I decided to go for an orange and red theme which symbolises joy and good fortune. I really loved the orange and red tones in this outfit because it really made the outfit standout in comparison to the grey accents of the buildings, likewise I was also very lucky to have the red lanterns in the background in these photos which helped emphasise the colour scheme.
For shoes, I of course wanted a little height to help elongate my miniature legs ;). So I decided to go for these snake print block heels to add a modern touch to my otherwise vintage inspired look. I also decided to wear these little pink sparkly socks to add to the “cute vintage look” that I was inspired by. I think they’re absolutely adorable and just add something a little different to the outfit while still fitting in with the grey monotone framework of the look.
I hope you enjoyed this look and like the little bit of vintage that I incorporated. Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ and Instagram @izzy_manuel to get updates on when a new blog post goes live.
Have a lovely weekend my dears and I shall see you all soon ! <3