Just Do It

Just Do It

There are two things that I'm getting smack bang into and I'm determined to combine the two despite the fact that they might be at odds with each other.  One is my trainers.  The other is my renewed desire to find top notch vintage pieces – as in ones that make you go "Wow!  That's vintage?  You're such a liar…".  This dress from Merchant Archive with its acid pink and lime green stripes is one such specimen.  The colours are so neon-brite that you'd think that they might not have existed decades ago because our view of anything pre 1970 is sepia-tinged, black and white or rose-tinted.  I still regard Sophie's selection at Merchant Archive as one of the best in the city and a trip up to Kensal Rise a month ago for a shoot earnt me some stripes.  Mega stripes in fact.  Oh, and another 1930s tea dress that reminded a friend of House of Elliot (yay for repeats on ITV2) which makes me love it more.    

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(From top to bottom: Tommy Ton for Style.com, Motilo, Nam for Grazia.it)

The footwear was a solution to a Milano problem of running about for taxis and taking the metro but conveniently slots into what I think will be a trainer redux for S/S 12.  Nike will be laughing their heads off.  Or they already are because they don't need fashionistas' pocket change.  Oh well, either way, they win and I'm making more regular trips into Niketown to ask misguided questions revealing my total lack of knowledge of trainer model/styles – "Where do I go for low tops that are like, neon green and err… aren't too chunky?" 

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  1. SACRAMENTO

    2011-09-26 at 8:31 PM

    Soooooooooooo lovely. Cute as a button
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  2. allegra

    2011-09-26 at 8:40 PM

    amaaazing! frankly, I would never ever wear that! but it works out super duper great for you, so yay for having that guts to dress like that!!

  3. MstrdavidPOP

    2011-09-26 at 8:42 PM

    LOL i love the incorporation of the Nike’s into the outfit! the vibrant colours really speak in this photograph – so cool
    MstrDavidPOP
    http://thefashionphotomoto.blogspot.com/

  4. Neda

    2011-09-26 at 8:45 PM

    I adore your trainers! And even more, the way you interpreted the fastly emerging trend of-er- sneakers?! However, as much as i do frankly hate niketown and all other trainer/tracksuit overloaded store, I’ve always held a somewhat soft spot for these type; simple, bright and “not to chunky”- perfect…for trainers.
    http://thestylemontageblog.blogspot.com/

  5. gorete sousa

    2011-09-26 at 8:52 PM

    Great Look and Post!!!
    xx
    http://www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

  6. ediot

    2011-09-26 at 9:06 PM

    such a nice and fun outfit. i love bright colors
    x

  7. Terri

    2011-09-26 at 10:27 PM

    Oh I love the cut of the dress. And, good for you for sportin’ the trainers.

  8. Jules @ Style Anthem

    2011-09-26 at 10:41 PM

    your dress is amazing, very much modern and relevant… Oh, and your trainers are perfect, nike should have named it the fashionista series.

  9. KIRA LILLY

    2011-09-26 at 10:44 PM

    such a perfect outfit!
    the dress paired with the trainers is such a lovely surprise

  10. Joy

    2011-09-26 at 11:25 PM

    I never knew I would love pink and green so much!

  11. Anieblu

    2011-09-27 at 12:16 AM

    Love that tablet cap as abag, i use to do that too, and I just Do It, love nikes with everithing are confortables and stilysh, whta more can we ask??!!! :-))
    http://lahabitaciondelaspequenascosas.blogspot.com/

  12. Fashion Bambi

    2011-09-27 at 1:30 AM

    awww I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours! You really stand out 😀
    http://www.thefashionbambi.com

  13. Melissa

    2011-09-27 at 3:20 AM

    I love that there is so much fun in your outfits, I don’t think I would be brave enought to put together outfits like you do
    http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com

  14. andi

    2011-09-27 at 3:44 AM

    Almost every person in that last photo has their eyes on you! That dress is amazing!

  15. Sophia

    2011-09-27 at 5:05 AM

    I love this ensemble sooo much! I did think you might be lying regarding that dress being vintage ;p. Such an awesome outfit!!! <3
    skiepies.blogspot.com/

  16. Tori

    2011-09-27 at 5:42 AM

    Great personal style!!
    http://mythriftychic.blogspot.com

  17. LED street light

    2011-09-27 at 9:37 AM

    This is the Chinese dress? Never have I seen such a beautiful but very fashionable Chinese dress, the very attractive.

  18. Camille

    2011-09-27 at 11:44 AM

    Funny ! i like, you are amazing miss Susie !!!
    Cheers
    http://camilleillustration.blogspot.com/

  19. Mrs. Ch√¢telaine in Paris

    2011-09-27 at 11:50 AM

    Ooh I love House of Elliot too! Keep meaning to buy the boxset for it.
    xox Mrs. Ch√¢telaine in Paris
    http://mrschatelaine.wordpress.com

  20. BHP Warszawa

    2011-09-27 at 12:13 PM

    wonderful:))))

  21. Mercedes

    2011-09-27 at 12:17 PM

    I noticed that too! 🙂 Great style!

  22. theitgirl

    2011-09-27 at 2:52 PM

    Fabulous!!

  23. Teresa

    2011-09-27 at 3:51 PM

    I’m becoming more and more skeptical about you actually…I used to enjoy your blog, but it has increasingly become a platform for you to show us what you have in your wardrobe and what you’ve just bought. thank you for reminding us we have shit jobs or that we have lost the good job we had.

  24. Heather

    2011-09-27 at 6:37 PM

    Great look – digging the trainers and bold colour combos!

  25. Cassandra

    2011-09-27 at 7:01 PM

    You’re the bravest! Amazing!

  26. Style Astronaut

    2011-09-27 at 7:21 PM

    This look is gorgeous! I’ve noticed a lot of this season is very athletic and sporty. 🙂
    http://styleastronaut.blogspot.com/

  27. sofia

    2011-09-27 at 8:29 PM

    LOVELY!! I’m so inspired by and you rocked Monki television, haha.

  28. Ciara Harrison

    2011-09-27 at 9:17 PM

    Everytime I’m in London I want to buy Nike’s and then I forget when I get home. The craving is back…

  29. My blood is burning

    2011-09-27 at 10:03 PM

    Ah so fun !

  30. helena

    2011-09-28 at 4:46 PM

    I loved your look!!! This mix of colors is very cool!;-)

  31. thefashionguitar

    2011-09-28 at 10:19 PM

    NEON SPARKS BABE!! Love it, and the Nikes are soooo good
    XO Charlotte
    http://www.thefashionguitar.com

  32. imiloa

    2011-09-29 at 7:48 PM

    really like the shoes! i think they make your outfit even more special. xx

  33. tasbi.1989@gmail.com

    2011-11-10 at 7:29 AM

    susie………i really can’t resist my self to post a comment on each page of ur wrk

  34. Will

    2012-01-05 at 2:38 PM

    Love your outfit!
    I’d love to wear those colors in that eclectic way! ;D

  35. Tess

    2012-04-26 at 3:48 AM

    This is the best, So so good.
    http://1989thephotos.wordpress.com/
    xx

  36. luxzone

    2012-05-21 at 8:05 AM

    so cute!

  37. sonny

    2012-06-01 at 8:38 AM

    i saw u wearing this on ftv.. long ago 🙂

  38. Jillian

    2012-06-09 at 8:26 PM

    Love the whole neon look! Pink and green is my fav! Love it!
    http://forelyse.com/blog/
    ~ Jillian

  39. maria.wilms@gmail.com

    2013-03-28 at 4:46 PM

    Where to buy these Nike in neon yellow?
    -Maria

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