Boots: vintage via car boot sale
Tunic: George via car boot sale
I think this might be my fourth pair of Western style boots. These are the ones I picked up in a Cardiff car boot sale the other week, for £5, as part of my second-hand shopping spree. I ended up paying £13 to get them resoled, because although the soles were in perfect condition, their smooth leather was very slippy and I fell down the stairs the first time I tried to walk in them! Only a few steps, so my pride was the only thing bruised. Now they're lovely and grippy and I can wear them without fear.
This is probably another one of those tunics that is meant to be a top, but I wear as a dress. I'm never too sure, because dresses are so short on my tall frame anyway. Add opaque tights and boots and suddenly you're a bit more covered up and can go out in public without fear of flashing your undercrackers. I know opaque tights aren't always embraced by the hardcore vintage loving crowd, but they honestly cover a multitude of sins.
I probably do the opposite of what most people do, and as it warms up, my hemlines tend to get longer! I'd never wear a dress this short without tights, so most of my really short dresses get worn in winter. This past week we've had a lovely warm week and so I've ditched the tights (finally!) and have been wearing more midi lengths. How high do your hemlines go? Do you wear really short dresses without opaque tights?
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