Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Tie Neck Print Smock Dress and Knee High Navy Tasseled Boots

The 1970s has never been a favourite style era of mine. Compared to the simple styles of the sixties, I find it to be quite garish with busy patterns and a colour palette that is quite often jarring. However, it has been revisited over the last few seasons and I when I saw this dress, I realised that it pays a quiet homage to the decade but with a modern twist that made it very appealing to my eye.  I absolutely love everything about it from the autumnal colour palette, the almost painterly brush-stroke pattern to the tie neckline. The waistline stops it from looking too "wafty" and the dress is floaty but not shapeless, so it manages not to stray into Good Life territory.

The waistline stops it from looking too "wafty" so  sufficiently floaty without it veering into Good Life territory.

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

 As I often do, I wore some of my favourite pieces of Danon jewellery- the double stars ring and the silver heart drop earrings, available from my online boutique, Lizzy O.

Danon jewellery silver heart drop earrings

The knee high leather boots in matt navy work beautifully with this dress and with a lot more items in my wardrobe too. They're fabricated from a buttery soft Spanish grainy leather and the black contrasting cuff and tassel add interest and texture. They're beautifully made and incredibly comfortable with a side zip and a practical mid-height heel. These boots dip a subtle toe into the styles of the 1970s and I have a lot of great plans for them. 

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40

Tie neck print smock dress with pussy bow, and navy knee high boots with black cuff, over 40


Love Liz x

Outfit details:
*Tie neck print smock dress, £49, Kaleidoscope
*Contrast leather tassle long boots, £150, Kaleidoscope
Double star ring in silver (also available in matt gold) £25 by Danon at Lizzy O
Silver heart earrings, £19.95 by Danon at Lizzy O
Grey wrap bracelet, £12.50, Lizzy O


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Photographs: Poppy Johnston

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2 comments

  1. This really suits you, beautiful dress and I LOVE the boots! Autumn is my favourite time of year for many reasons but knee boots feature high in tne list :) #Brillblogposts

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  2. The outfit is darling & those boots are gorgeous! I love so many items you feature on your blog but being that I live in California, USA I am unable to purchase them. Maybe that's a good thing. I might go broke;)

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