Spot The Sparkle

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

This post is sponsored by JD Williams.

I don’t have much black in my closet but what I do have is timeless and chic. Every piece is a wardrobe hero that I can call upon for any occasion, safe in the knowledge that it’ll do exactly what I need. I prefer style over fashion and I’m drawn towards vintage shapes, the 1950s being among my favourite sartorial eras.

If I had to name a style icon, it would be Audrey Hepburn. This outfit reminds me of one she wore in the 1957 film, Funny Face. Black cigarette pants with ballerina shoes is an enduring combination; it’s smart, sassy, insouciant and effortless. Audrey wore hers with a plain black top. I wore mine with florals.

Little Black Wardrobe Heroes

These black cigarette pants by JD Williams are true heroes. They have structure, stretch and pockets. The perfect triad. They don’t crease or bag and they fit beautifully. (For reference, I’m 5 feet 9, 175cm and these are the long length). They are supremely comfortable and remained so even after a six-course tasting meal, courtesy of the stretch waistband. I love them so much that I ordered them in cobalt blue too. I’ll share photos when I wear them.

And, JD Williams have a hero style for everyone. My trousers are ankle-grazers but they come in a “full-length” version. the Kate. Or, (it’s a good thing I love the Royal Family), if you prefer a cropped trouser with a turn-up, then the Camilla is the style for you. All three shapes have a Magisculpt panel insert and a secret stretch waistband which allows the trouser to move with the natural contours of the body throughout the day whilst retaining the appearance of a flat waistband.

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

Black cigarette pants floral ,mesh top

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

Black cigarette pants floral top glitter ballerinas

I squealed when I unboxed these black ballerinas. The multi-coloured glitter, the bow and the patterned sole give them wardrobe icon status.  They manage to be simultaneously cute and sexy, which is no mean feat for a flat shoe. I wear them with rolled-up boyfriend jeans and with maxis and each and every time, they make me smile.

black multi coloured glitter ballerina shoes with bow

black multi coloured glitter ballerina shoes with bow

black multi coloured glitter ballerina shoes with bow

black multi coloured glitter ballerina shoes with bow

The silhouette of my polka dot swing coat is perfect with the slim fitting black cigarette pants and it works both open and closed. It’s an excellent choice for a wedding or other formal occasion. But equally, it looks brilliant with jeans and trainers. And that’s the thing about wardrobe heroes. They can multi-task. They stand alone or work in an ensemble. They’re timeless yet current.  And most importantly, they always look fabulous.

black and white spot swing coat black cigarette pants

black and white spot swing coat black cigarette pants

black and white spot swing coat black cigarette pants

black and white spot swing coat black cigarette pants

The Perfect Pair

What is the perfect pair of glasses for a 1950s inspired outfit? I can think of nothing better than feminine, feline eyewear. This cat eye in gold, (Scarlett by ROAV eyewear), is elegant and sophisticated and, because it’s super-lightweight, it’s supremely comfortable. Purrfect.

black and white spot swing coat gold cat eye ROAV sunglasses

black and white spot swing coat gold cat eye sunglasses

black and white spot swing coat black cigarette pants

 

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Coast Elizabeth Top
Helen Berman Spot Swing Coat
Helen Berman Spot Swing Coat
Irregular Choice Mint Slice Glitter Ballerinas
Irregular Choice Mint Slice Glitter Ballerinas
JDW Meghan Cigarette Pants
JDW Meghan Cigarette Pants
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Sterling Silver Tassel Earrings, Red
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ROAV Eyewear, Scarlett
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8 Comments

  1. April 26, 2019 / 6:40 pm

    This is such a cute look Liz! The 50’s really is your era for style and I can see why. All the glamour with a hint of sex appeal really works. Your glittery ballets are delightful as is that superb sole! I love a gorgeous soul, just like you 😉

    • elizabeth
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 7:59 pm

      Awwww, thank you sweetheart. That’s s lovely thing to say. The soles are fabulous aren’t they. And yes, the 50s is probably my favourite era, (along with the 20s and the right now xxxx

  2. Kevan Simmons
    April 26, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    lizzy you amazing whatever you wear
    theres no substitute for style

    • elizabeth
      Author
      April 26, 2019 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you very much!

  3. Suzy Turner
    April 28, 2019 / 10:27 am

    I just adore this outfit, Lizzy! I’m a big fan of style from the 40s and 50s too so I can totally see why you loved the trousers and glasses (super cute!). I would’ve squealed at the sight of those flat sparkly pumps as well. They really are gorgeous!
    Hugs
    Suzy xxx

    • elizabeth
      Author
      April 30, 2019 / 6:08 pm

      Oh thank so much Suzy. The shoes are absolutely divine! I’ll get so much wear out of all of these pieces xxxxx

  4. May 3, 2019 / 7:36 am

    such a cute look, the raincoat is simply adorable

    • elizabeth
      Author
      May 4, 2019 / 9:10 pm

      Oh thank you so much. Yes, it’s cute isn’t it! xxx

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