FLORENCE

FLORENCE

ph -Rosie
It seems my favourite pastime of late is raiding my mother’s closet. I would ask ‘mum do you have any old school clothing you don’t wear anymore for me’ she answers no, but it’s because she thinks I will have no interest in such clothing, errr What! Thanking my lucky stars I happened to be around when she was clearing her closet to give stuff away. I was surprised how many gems I found, I couldn’t believe they were just going to be given away. I packed most of them away and now when I have time I go through them to pick some pieces to incorporate in my wardrobe. I have plans to alter some of them to suit me style – not so much the size because I turn to like clothes baggy on me any way, I find them more conformable. Pretty much half of the clothing I took to Italy with me, had been ‘passed on’ from my mother.  
If you know me personally you know I love vintage clothing a lot. It’s not so much because of the history but the fact that they are so different from today’s clothing. The tailoring is different, the cut, the fabrics, and the colours, all things I love, which is why I love my mum’s old clothing. Some of them aren’t even that old circa 1990’s but I feel a special way when I wear her clothing, it’s an amazing thought and feeling to wear something that she wore, probably at the same age I am now.  
This top/dress has a lot of details to it, I love the colours, the buttons, the overlap folding with subtle stud sequence on them and also that it fits loosely. I paired it with black short with lace details and silver shoes, the only pair of shoe I took with me on holiday. I planned the outfit with no idea which shoes I would wear with but I think the silver worked well with it in the end.
Thanks to my home slice Rosie Reid for taking these photos, you did an awesome job.
Top dress – Mum’s, Bag and Shoes – Zara, Shorts – Selectclothing, Sunglasses – Flea market 
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