70s wool dress from Etsy, Target tights, Delias oxfords.
I bought this dress on Etsy last year, tried it on and felt frumpy, then promptly threw it in a pile to be hemmed. It stayed in my sewing room for a year (as things tend to do) until I tried it back on last week to pin it-- and loved it just the way it is! Funny how that works. I still feel a little like an old fashioned teacher of some sort--or maybe Marcia Brady?--but whatever, I love it. It's so lovely with its little buttons and snaps and harlequin print. And it's super warm too!
Lately I've been thinking about how important it is to invest in quality pieces instead of stocking up on tons of cheaply made things. I especially need to do this with shoes, but I just get so excited and ridiculous about them.