The Shirt Dress

givenchy curb chain boots

I was in the city yesterday for a meeting and chanced it in a shirt dress and basic car coat.  The tights helped. 

givenchy chain ankle boots
shirt dress

black car coat
ankle boots with chain

Balenciaga bag

Balenciaga work
givenchy chain boots

Coat: H&M (clearance sale).  Dress: Asos. (This ones next on my list). Hat: H&M. FreePeople’s looks the same.  Boots: Givenchy.  Bag: Balenciaga. Lipstick: ‘Grape’ by BITE (Love this purple. Looks fuchsia in the photos but trust me it’s purple. Check my Instagram for a photo). Surplus blog photo on my Facebook!
 I doubled up wearing two pairs of tights though.   Also wore a thin cardi under the coat (not pictured).  All that was enough to justify a ‘summer’ dress in winter. Of course by the time this post goes live I’ll be chilling out at home and not going anywhere all day; there’s supposed to be non-stop freezing ice falling all morning.  Lovely. 
Not that you need reminding but Fashion week starts this week.  This should be interesting: teetering on ice rink pavements.  Joking it won’t be like that. Will it?

Either way I’ll be shooting street style daily from tomorrow morning and uploading while on location to my Instagram and Twitter before photos hit the blog.  You can check out the styles there first to get a feel for what’s going on.


    • Karen says:

      Thx! Anything smock like I can’t resist.

  1. Jane says:

    Dying for your boots right now <3

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  3. Nita Lappalainen says:

    Those shoes. I AM so jelous. Over all great outfit.

  4. Liz says:

    Those boots are so f-ing good! You can tell how well made they are even from afar. And to think how much better they will get with age! okay, okay….enough oggling over your boots. Can’t wait to see your fashion week photos! xo

    • Karen says:

      LOLOL!!! you sound like me going on and on. That’s how I get. Actually I tweeted a photo of these boots on someone when they get more worn in.

    • Karen says:

      ha ha! i know a bit obvious but couldn’t resist

  5. A•Mused says:

    Having just returned from Paris, I am astonded at what the human body can handle. Hey – at least you doubled up on tights!! The rage in Paris is sheer black tights with shorts or dresses, and ankle boots. Of course they throw a big fur coats over everything, but still. I bought in the the (faux) fur coat while there (it’s amazing) but I couldn’t do the tights/shorts combo!

    You look amazing – I agree with Liz: those boots are sooo good!!

    • Karen says:

      Thx for saying what’s popular in Paris. I’m always curious on what’s ‘in’ for other cities. Agree shorts and tights is hard core.

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