The New Victorian

Celine gladiator sandals

white lace blouse

Chanel medium black bag

vintage white lace blouse

Gladiator sandals

Blouse: Vintage. Try the Rodebjer diluted option or Forever21.  Black dungarees: Zara (on sale).  Lookalikes from Asos and Cheap Monday.  Sandals: Celine.  Similar from Jeffrey Campbell (stand back in amazement). Bag: Chanel (pre-owned). Read this old post on how to buy Chanel and not paying retail. Try Rebecca Minkoff. Shades: Ray-Ban

Speaking of Memorial Day sales, these dungarees were found on clearance.  My first black pair!

I wore them with a vintage blouse that ALMOST got sold during a basement purge last year.   It reminds me of the top half of an eighties mutton sleeved wedding dress which is why it almost got chucked.  I’ve since learned to embrace the muttons.  Places like Etsy and eBay are your best bet for finding similar sleeve relics – this Free People one raised a brow (at the price all be it still gorgeous).  I reckon anything this girly is fair game to get clashed with something boyish.

For those toying with the idea of a Chanel, read more about how to get one for less than retail here. Speaking of which, I have a Chanel black wallet on chain for sale if anyone’s interested.  Email me if you are.




  1. Lera says:

    This blouse!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you! Iike I said above, can’t believe I almost sold it

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thank you and to think I almost got rid!

  2. antonia says:


    • Karen Blanchard says:

      ha ha!! they make my feet look twice as big as they already are but f**k it

  3. Gareth From says:

    Oh WOW! That blouse is just incredible. It’s without doubt one of the most beautiful ones I’ve seen in a long while. And it looks exquisite styled with a pair of dungarees like that x

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Hey you! Thank you. I am a sucker for Victorian style blouses so got to think of ways to keep wearing them

  4. Overdress Vintage says:

    Wow cant believe I missed this one Karen, still very relevant now, could just rock it with ankle boots for winter, love this!!!

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