Of all the books I loved as a child, of all the films, the ones that I hold most dear are the ones with fantastic examples of matching. Mary Poppins - um, consider Jane's adorable matching coat and hat? The Ladybird classic 'The Party' - oh, that deserves a blog post all of its OWN.
So imagine my joy when I was digging through my wardrobe to find something to go with these red-wine hued cable knit tights (which I actually bought to go with this dress), and stumbled upon this little beauty (which you may recognise as being the sister of this dress).
(Thanks to a well-timed gust of wind, I feel like the soundtrack to this picture should be 'LAAA!' - there is a triumph to it. Also, my garden is surprisingly photogenic, I am impressed. I don't know how I survived with bare arms in December, mind you.)
But that's not all! This is one of those colours that I wouldn't think I had much of in my wardrobe, but it turns out I have lots - especially when it comes down to winterwear. I think the strict dual colour scheme of maroon and black is really rather chic.
Dress - New Look
Tights - Pretty Polly (from Wilkinsons!)
Coat - Primark
Hat - JC Penney's about a million years ago
I wore this outfit last Saturday to the Aussie Blogger's Market, although at the last minute I swapped the perfectly matching coat for a thicker, black one. Being matchy-matchy is all very well, but being cold is something else altogether.
Oh hey there silly face (I normally delete these ones - there are always tons - but hey, LET'S MIX THINGS UP.)