Fashion Friday: An Aubergine Vintage Dress

For Fashion Friday this week I’m wearing a vintage dress which has not fitted for me for years. I always kept it, as it had no major resale value and I liked it. Which is how it should be really – loving something for what it is rather than what it is worth.

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

It is an un-named 1970s dress in a slight faded aubergine colour. I like the fit of the dress which is a simple one. It nips in at the waist and has an A line skirt. The sleeves are long and it has a tie at the neck.

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

The tie is not long enough to tie a bow so I always leave it in a knot.

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

It has a matching tie belt but next to the tie neck feels too much so I have added a modern studded belt from Primark. The trilby hat is also from there.

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

I’m wearing it with a preloved Monsoon velvet jacket which I bought about 12 years ago. I have been buying from them since the mid 1990s as I worked for them for many years. I love the boho style of this jacket, with its shape and also the over stitched pattern.

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

I am wearing chocolate brown suede  and leather shoes which I bought from a charity shop a few weeks ago. They are in such lovely condition and are by Peter Kaiser.To be honest I had never heard of this brand but turns out they are worth £100 and I bought them for a £1…Get In!

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

The handbag is my vintage leather Gladstone bag which I have been using for the last week. It makes such a good winter bag and it is so roomy!

Vintage autumn dress with Peter Kaiser shoes and Monsoon jacket worn by Kate Beavis on her vintage blog

I do love this look and am enjoying my autumn wardrobe! (I am not however loving the reduced light which is why my photos are a bit grainy!) What do you think?

Kate x

p.s. I’ve been shortlisted for a Cosmo Blog Award! This is truly amazing but I NEED your votes! Im on page 8 of the voting form! Find it here

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015 as seen on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

 

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