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07 November 2010

Such Great Heights.

Park Road Small (3 of 13)
Park road doubles

I've done it. I've taken matchy-matchy to new heights.

That's the problem with making your own clothes, the amount of matching accessories are limitless. Ever since I returned home, I have been hard at work drafting patterns and sewing myself winter clothes but you will be seeing much more of that soon.

Winter has already taken its hold on Edinburgh and it is cold. Weather like this is perfect for wearing wool and I am doing just that. Woolly hat, scarf, gloves, skirt, coat and even a tie! My skirt is the same one from this post and the scarf and tie were made from the remnant fabric.

Park Road Small (4 of 13)
Park Road Small (5 of 13)

Originally I intended to make a bow tie but the wool was too thick and instead this slim tie came about. I think it gives a much needed masculine touch to the outfit. The blouse is an old favourite from Fearne Cotton at Very and my shoes and coat were both purchased in the U.S.

I am (and have been for what seems like forever) in search of the perfect Peter Pan Collar Blouse but I can't seem to find the one. I must have looked through thousands of vintage shirts in San Francisco but to no avail. Any recommendations would be gratefully received!

P.S I am working on a skirt tutorial, which I should be posting soon.

P.P.S I have finally amended my blog list to include all my current favourites.

29 comments:

  1. Glad to hear about that tutorial!

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  2. Love love love this outfit. Your style is amazing, you look so chic xx

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  3. Ohh.. really like this! So sleek.

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  4. Ahh your coat is so lovely! Is it the Greta coat from Madewell?

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  5. you're so talented and this outfit is amazing! it reminds me of something blair from gossip girl would wear :) x

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  6. Thanks girls, your comments are too nice!

    Hannah - I really wish it was but in reality I thrifted it in SF but it is actually an American Apparel coat. Maybe I'll just say that its Madewell...

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  7. Love this Cait, you always look so well put together. And that brooch is too cute!

    I know what you mean about searching for the perfect peter pan collar blouse, it's too difficult! I recently bought this one from ASOS: http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Crochet-Trim-Blouse-With-Peter-Pan-Collar/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1306099&SearchQuery=peter pan&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Cream
    It's lovely on but oh so sheer and delicate - can see me tearing it/pulling a hole in it if I'm not careful!

    Sally x
    Louder Than Silence

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  8. Looking forward to your tutorial! Love your outfit, especially your little rabbit brooch x

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  9. You could definitely get away with saying that!

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  10. the outfit is perfect! i love everything! :D

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  11. Oh, you look perfect! I love this look to the bits:)
    I'm also in love with peter pan colar shirts and I've found my perfect one in Rara's vintage shop in Dundee;)

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  12. Sally - That blouse is perfect! I'm devastated that it has sold out.

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  13. Wow, I love this outfit! You can never be too matchey in my opinion!

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  14. you + your blog are so wonderful; i'm an instant fan!

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  15. you live in Edinburgh super jealous :)

    and your outfits are soo nice x
    you've got a skill for sewing

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  16. haha! I love the matching tie. What a lovely touch.

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  17. Gorgeous photography on your blog, lovely outfits too. A new follower! xx

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  18. lovely blog
    www.aclassicfashiondiary.blogspot.com

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  19. This is ADORABLE! I am so glad I just stumbled upon your blog and I will be following of course! I adore how your matchy matchy elements! You styled it all so wondefully!

    Ayesha x

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  20. how can this be? I just discovered your blog today and I wish I would've discovered it a long time ago!
    you really have the loveliest taste and style.
    lovely!

    thelittledeers.blogspot.com

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  21. can i just say that im so excited that ive found your blog. yours is one of the truly inspiring ones <3

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  22. I love this outfit!! you look fantastic!

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  23. Hello! I just discovered your blog today and I must say I am glad I did..It's utterly amazing! You have such a talent for making things look beautiful! I just love it! Then I see you're from edinburgh, I just bought a flat there! Hope to see you in toppers, haha!

    M x

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  24. Love the outfit, the backdrop, everything!

    I agree - when I've got excess fabric from making a skirt, I always find myself making a matching scrunchie or headband. People make fun of me but whatever, it's precious textile rescued from the landfill while serving a very functional purpose!!

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  25. Absolutely love the outfit, that shirt is gorgeous x

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  26. you should definitely start selling these skirts, I'd buy them for sure! Lovely photos x

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