>> I've scrubbed the cooker, in the process of baking a tart and have also undertaken a beading DIY project.  I'm also looking outside my window every two seconds for a TNT van containing a spanking new iMac.  This is me playing out the role of a domestic banshee.  I only give into one-note, one-dimensional outfit posts when I'm hurried for time (i.e. during Fashion Week) but it seems I've had to give into this one whilst I'm extremely full of time yet unable to produce anything more substantial because…well… there's… the tart… the TNT van… and err… spice racks to organise… and all the rest of it.

So solitary outfit post it is.  I guess I may as well try and construct a point around it.  Remember how I talked about the plain old weather inspiring an outfit and how actually deep down in me, a pragmatic spirit is floating around, trying desperately to break free?  Well, this outfit is basically a big F*** You to this tiresome rain that threatens to drain my spirits because I am mired in a pathetic cycle of waiting for pastry to bake/TNT vans to come/torrents to download.  I have this Moschino Cheap and Chic jacket to thank for that… what the whole ensemble really wants to say to the skies is "You will NOT be able to hide this under an umbrella…" 

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(Vintage Moschino Cheap & Chic jacket, Uniqlo flannel shirt, vintage floral loose trousers from Market Publique, Irregular Choice patent brogues)

Comments (52)

  1. Julie H. says:

    That is a great outfit full of bringing smiles to anyone else suffering through that rain.
    Yay for one-note productive and new computers!

  2. Oh, I just love you!
    x x x

  3. Winnie says:

    I loved the blazer when you first posted about it when you bought it from HK and especially paired with the Gingham. Coupled with the floral trews and those gorgeous brogues well, the outfit is insanely brilliant. I love it!

  4. Fashionits says:

    just smiling while reading… thanks for this “little sunshine momentum”… back to rainy reality, I think I’m going to switch my black dress for a more colorfull outfit. happy new year suzie and post more of those “recoiffe-moi le moral” posts.

  5. Joy D. says:

    The jacket and pink brogues is my favorite. Susie you work patterns like a mofo, so effortless.
    JD
    iplayfaves.blogspot.com

  6. Kb says:

    The perfect outfit, everything is quirky yet works so well together. I’d love to find a gingham shirt.

  7. kurarin says:

    fabulous ensemble and i am reminded of the time i set off in the rain wearing suede boots…
    i do hope you’re enjoying the festive season!

  8. Ghost says:

    this outfit just made me smile, i love it!
    http://pastseasonsghosts.blogspot.com

  9. diane says:

    Scrubbing the cooker and tiresome rain suit you well. You look like a flower in Spring. xo

  10. Laura says:

    Love those patent brogues!! So posh!
    http://www.styleshewrote.com

  11. Catherine says:

    I really love the mixed prints, and I love brogues!

  12. Romeika says:

    This is wonderful.

  13. jae says:

    omg, love

  14. Robertballew says:

    It is crazy, BUT the gingham some how ties the florals together. Her bold leap has brightened my day!
    LifeStyle with Robert

  15. Noel says:

    Ah, the first photo is just fierce, Susie ;). Truth be told, I’ve never mixed prints before…gingham and florals… Makes me want to take you on a picnic :).

  16. Oh Susie this outfit is just too perfect. Mixing florals, gingham, pink brogues. I lovel it. 🙂
    Florrie x

  17. jennine says:

    these prints work so well together! and you loook amazing. i have to say, it’s probably one of my favorites, and very inspiring.

  18. Rowena says:

    Great gingham/ floral combos. Has the iMac arrived yet?

  19. T. says:

    Love this outfit!

  20. hayface says:

    Really like the hair. Is it just pinned like that?

  21. This is an amazing advert, perfect contrast to the horrendously dull and dreary weather we’re experiencing at the moment! I particularly love the shoes!
    x
    http://sparklesmiledance.blogspot.com

  22. WendyB says:

    I love Moschino! I got a whole bunch of vintage Moschino from Yoox one time thanks to you blogging about the sale.

  23. Nina says:

    Love love love the combination of the patterns and the colors of the outfit!
    http://braids-and-bows.blogspot.com/

  24. S says:

    Thats an amazing vintage jacket. You show the rain who’s boss!
    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

  25. kat says:

    lovelyyy as usual!

  26. kim says:

    Awesomely cheerful, and great hairdo!

  27. jennifer says:

    You’re brilliant-this is such a fun outfit! That Jacket is amazing!

  28. LADY REBEL says:

    WOW WOW WOW
    BRAVO!
    LOVE THE ARMONY BETWEEN THE PRINTS,COOL WAY
    COLOUR SHOES IS SUPER
    HAVE NICE NEW YEAR!
    L.R.

  29. WOW WOW WOW
    BRAVO!
    LOVE THE ARMONY BETWEEN THE PRINTS,COOL WAY
    COLOUR SHOES IS SUPER
    HAVE NICE NEW YEAR!
    L.R

  30. Karoline says:

    I absolutely dig your blazer, it looks so funny and yet very stylish, just like the rest of your style actually. But I really love this one.

  31. Ok fine…FINE! You’ve convinced me, now I need to go back to the fabric store and buy that gingham spandex….;)
    Don’t let the rain get you down (although it certainly doesn’t look like it is)…it could be snow! It’s much harder to have fun with outfits when you’re limited to 3 pairs of boots and have to throw a giant winter coat, scarf and hat over everything. I hate winter.

  32. KD says:

    One big fat bucket of Yes is about to fall onto you.

  33. daphne says:

    You are truly amazing. I wish I saw you every day because I know your looks would make me smile. Seeing them on the blog is wonderful enough…you really do inspire me.
    (obviously I don’t mind plain outfit posts!!)

  34. Mell says:

    Love the floral with floral!
    brave choices

  35. Stacey Kelly says:

    this is some crazyyyy pattern mixing, you pull it off so well! 🙂
    fall in love with a shooting star…
    http://youareashootingstar.blogspot.com/

  36. melissa says:

    Awesome outfit! Great!
    Happy New Year!
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  37. icariin says:

    Mind blowing combo of floral and gingham I wouldn’t have thought possible, inspiring more than somewhat 🙂

  38. Wow! I love that blazer! Both floral prints look rad together. And I love the dusty pink brogues.

  39. Your style is fresh and amazing. Great and clever outfit. Brightens my day.

  40. L says:

    Your style & blog are really exciting. Nice work!

  41. I’m very inspired with your different and artistic style.
    -mikee

  42. Szymon says:

    wooah, so many flowers 😉

  43. Ola says:

    love it <3

  44. Jamie Miller says:

    i really enjoy how fashion forward your outfits are. They are slightly daring and that’s incredibly awesome.
    I can see how soo many people keep tabs on this blog. It’s refreshing.
    http://workyourcloset.blogspot.com
    Happy new year!

  45. I love, love, love this outfit!

  46. Jen says:

    Those dusty pink brogues are AMAZING, and you truly have a talent for pairing different patterns and textures in a brilliant, effortless way.
    Lovely!

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