Denim // Velvet // Tulle

Dress – Thrift Store | Tulle Underskirt – Custom | Shoes – Call It Spring | Velvet Jacket – Custom | Glasses – Prada

Today I’m sharing an outfit I wore a while back to SA Fashion Week. I know, I know; that was ages ago but the truth is that I somehow lost these photos and I found them over the weekend. I was very determined not to spend money on anything new for Fashion Week this year so I “shopped” in my closet and this is what I came up with.
I got this lovely dress at a thrift store four years ago. The jewelled denim top and tulle bottom caught my eye and I had to have it. In my impulsiveness I didn’t realize that the skirt was high waisted and way too short. I really couldn’t part with it though and it took me four years to come up with the brilliant idea of layering it with another tulle underskirt.
The velvet jacket was sewn for me using the design of the jacket from a suit my Mom wore in her 20s. I have that suit too now and I’ll definitely wear the original soon. I love to wear different textures together and the soft velvet made the perfect outerwear for the denim and tulle dress.
Chic heels, my oversized Prada tortoiseshells and a coat of MAC’s Ruby Woo finished off the look.
I am becoming more inclined to make use of what I already have in my closet than to buy new things. It’s always great to come up with new, distinctive combinations.
Until next time
I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”  – Lewis Carroll
Love and sparkles

Zaakira xox

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