Sunday, 22 May 2011

Rockabilly

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The perfect summer sandals for me are these red platforms by Rocket Dog via Spartoo. I think they have a bit of a rockabilly vibe to them, great to wear with skintight jeans and wiggle skirts. Red is not a colour I usually buy, and although these shoes are also available in tan, I moved out of my comfort zone as I think the red leather works so well against the brown platform sole. I had been looking for something to wear with the vintage wicker bag I bought last year and these could not be any more suitable. Although they appear quite high and give me several extra inches in height, they are quite deceiving as the platform makes them very comfortable. So accessorised with red lips & nails and some of-the-moment cat-eye sunglasses...all that was missing was some bright sunny weather and a day spent in the park with a picnic.

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Outfit details: Vintage head scarf ~ Top Shop black bodysuit ~ Next high waist jeans ~ Vintage gold heart necklace ~ Red sandals via Spartoo ~ Vintage wicker bag via Etsy ~ Ebay cat-eye sunglasses ~ YSL lipstick ~ Top Shop nail enamel
(pictures of me by dad)

71 comments:

Rai said...

Ooh, I've been tempted by these and I am even more so now! xx

Rachel said...

Looking absolutely lovely!

Missy Vintage said...

A very hot look! Those shoes are fabulous. x

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

LOVE everything about this outfit, especially the heels + the headband! Very chic x

Gawgus things... said...

The roses on the shoes are so cute! Loving the sunglasses as well :) Bon dimanche xxx

İpek said...

I loved that top! I always wanted something that simple yet elegant but I can't find the exact thing I look for. Shoes are delightful as well, lovely outfit :) x

Christine @ Fash n Chips said...

Gorgeous! I love how you make an almost all-black outfit look so fun :) x

Abbie said...

How lovely is this outfit! Especially loving the cats-eye shades teamed with the red lipstick and the gorgeous shoes!

The Fashion Teller said...

You look so chic! I am in love with that little vintage bag-how adorable! xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

AH, that bag is so pretty in an individual way and I adore the romance of those shoes. Picnic in the park? Yes, please!;-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

The bag!!! So lovely! But I do actually love the shoes too - great outfit and it really suits you. xo

Sher said...

You look absolutely wonderful! Sometimes what one really needs is just some red accessories:)

xx

Little Lj said...

Very Sandy & Danny! Whatta you lookin at... stud?? Haha!

Etoile Filante said...

You look fabulous in red and I LOVE the sunglasses!

Lets_go_find_a_Rain_beau! said...

Such a great look for you!

Love the shoes!

xx

S*

PinkBow said...

little lj - hahahahahahhahahaha! hilarious!! but quite right!

Sephira said...

You look ABSOLUTELY stunning! I love that cute little bag! Super cute details on it :)

xx Seph

Raffles Bizarre said...

Great outfit :D loving your wicker bag!!

Shamini said...

these sandals are so so cute, with the little flowers on the top!! they do seem kinda high but i trust your words, and am asking myself if am not going to get my pair of sandals for this summer!!
:)
have a nice Sunday!
xoxo

modniza said...

wow,wow,wow! love your shoes!!! xoxo

Airam said...

You look stunning! :D

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

This outfit is fab in so many ways! I really adore your headscarf and those sunglasses are amazing. Great outfit!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

JAZZA. said...

in love with your bag and wedges :)

http://www.jazza17.blogspot.com/

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

You look fab!!

Sadie xx

www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Lovely! Those shoes are absolutely amazing!

Harriet said...

Absolutely adore this look! Those shoes are so gorgeous, and the whole outfit wouldn't look out of place in Grease - which I think is just fantastic!

ivy's closet said...

so lovely! Great bag and shoes.

ellie's desk said...

So sweet. Great outfit. You make the red pop!

Susei said...

Love this look! Those shoes are killer! xx

Audrey Allure said...

Love the shoes!

kat said...

This whole outfit looks so good on you, very 50's, the shoes and bag match beautifully
Luv Kat x

Adventures in Fashion said...

Your shoes are lovely, as are your sunnies! Cat eyes really suit you, love! xx

Mat said...

bring back the headband for sure! you look wicked. ah cheers, for the comment yeah it's a wicked course, really diverse. hollie was a massive help

hollie said...

These shoes suit you so much! Look like the perfect match with that bag too.

I remember I used to have these mad crepe soled Rocket Dog platform shoes when I was a kid that I got in Florida, I loved them, not heard of Rocket Dog in the longest time.

Hollie

lipstick and balloons

Hannah said...

those sandals are just too cute, I love the massive chunky platform, and that bag, I love that bag =)


Bow Dream Nation xx

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

I love this look on you...so fun! It really suits you!

katrina said...

you rock this look, paula -- you look beautiful!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I really really like this look on you, just perfect!

Sherin said...

Really pretty shoes. I love how you paired them with the all black look, and the scarf around your head.

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Just found your blog from;
http://styleandthecityuk.blogspot.com/

and I adore your style :) this outfit is super cute, the shoes are fab!

Rhi x

vintagereflection said...

You look amazing, loving your plain black outfit and the bright pop of accessories, the head scarf really suits you. You defiantly should wear head scarfs more! x

Dashfield Vintage said...

Love this outfit! My jaw almost hit the ground when I saw your shoes and bags... they are fantastic!!!!

Chuck said...

The catseye glasses look great. Really want some! The whole outfit is lovely.

Fashionistable said...

This is a great look. Loving the red and black. The glasses, bag and shoes. Great shots as always. Xxxx

Tallulah Doll said...

You kind of look like Shannon Doherty here...90210 here we come :) I like the glasses a lot, much better than the Ray Bans everyone has! And the wedges stand-out a lot. Hope you had a great picnic.

Tallulah Doll
www.tallulahdoll.com

Jasmin said...

Those shoes are beautiful, I love what a pop they add to the outfit and the floral detailing. Your headband is so cute too x

Fernanda said...

I think I'm in love with your shoes. I think I need a pair of black jeans!.

You look fabulous :)

Fi, Previously Owned said...

wow, your blog is absolutely amazing! I caught myself scrolling and scrolling to see more! Great photographs.

xo

You have a new follower over here! :)

Sleekit said...

You look amazing! Love the red shoes and cats eye shades

Sleekit x

beingdena said...

Paula this is such a gorgeous outfit, everything from the sunglasses, to the shoes. I love it. I've been craving red shoes lately, don't know why.

beautiful! ♡

Dial V for Vintage said...

Great outfit! Very elegant and casual at the same time... and the shoes are so pretty :).

My Styleadvisor said...

Great pics! Lovely bag and shoes and I like that you paint your finger and toenails in a different colour.

Maria Ana said...

You look so good! I like the shoes but I am in love with your bag!:)

kisses
thebeautylover.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The shoes, purse, and sunglasses are fantastic!

Please may I? said...

Soo chic. Love it. Those sandals are stunning.

X x

Caroline said...

Oh I love your cat eye sunglasses too!

PinkBow said...

harriet - grease, yes!

hollie - i'd never heard of them

the other side of cool - nice to meet you...welcome :-)

tallulah doll - i used to get the shannon doherty reference all the time when i was younger! to the point where i even had someone come up and ask for my autograph. ha! i have to say though wayfarers are still my favourites!

Maria said...

Can I be you please? You always look impeccable and I think this may be one of my favourite outfits of yours..Gorgeous!

Maria xxx

L said...

Wonderful bag - you look lovely!
L x

claire eloise said...

I love that bag! You look amazing dressed like this! xxxxx

nina-im-wunderland said...

i LOVE the similing picture. you look amazing and so happy on this.

Pink Rock and Fashion said...

Lovely pics! You look great!!
xoxo
http://pinkrockandfashion.blogspot.com/

Ena said...

You looks so lovely in red! I remember that bag, and I totally agree it looks great with those sandals!

I hope I'm not too late to reply, but the hotel we stayed in is called Regyn's Montmartre. The staff were friendly and the location was perfect for exploring Montmartre. It's located just above the Abbesses square, where people always gather, so it might be a little noisy if you are awake late at night though. Hope you enjoy your trip too!

*Ena*

nicolette said...

i love your smile so much! you so rarely smile with teeth in your blog photos (i don't either, so i get it) but really - your smile is darling.

And this OUTFIT! It's smokin'. I'm a big advocate on rockabilly styles for something that's classic and subtly sexy on nearly everyone. It's an amazing look.

vint junky said...

This is SO pretty! Huge fan of the rockabilly look. I wore it to death a few years back and the headscarves have made a reappearance of late. So i just LOVE this

xxx

sonia a. mascaro said...

Looking absolutely gorgeous!

Danielle said...

Love that straw bag - great look from head-to-toe!!!!

mlle.amandine said...

Oh my!! You are so cute!! I love your shoes!!

Cloud of Secrets said...

I adore this shoot -- the sharp black and cheerful cherry reds, and those sandals! Tt's inspiring, too; I feel like I could do this look, myself. Just need to take a deep breath and try some cropped skinny jeans. And find a brassiere whose straps won't slip out every minute from a wide neckline!

Lil said...

I love this look! And I've completely fallen in love with those shoes! X

Jarette (juh-rette) said...

I know im late but that bag and those shoes are to die for ... adorable ....