Hello! Please ignore my trashy hair and try instead to focus on what is probably one of my best second hand buys in 2012: a light, flowy Burberrys dress in the softest of denim. I've certainly worn it enough times this summer to warrant that statement. No wonder: the dress is a classic piece with a strong, mumsy, hip-enhancing vibe. I guess it doesn't hurt either that it can be worn with more or less anything and still look sharp. I like to quirk it up most of the time though (surprise); hence the stripes and leo spots. In my world, socks in sandals make even more sense when awesome print is there to be showcased. Plus, it means you get to wear your sandals through the chilly, final stages of summer when most other people turn to closed shoes.
As an admirer of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (I say this with not even an inch of sarcasm; the woman has an enormous intellect, is actively and industriously creative, is Queen and has great, sometimes weird style to boot), I'm happy to report that Her Majesty has the skirt version of my dress in her wardrobe. I'm currently working on a separate piece on her style for the blog. I don't think there can ever be enough pictures out there of old people with slamming style who embrace natural aging. That's also why I make sure to visit Ari's blog Advanced Style on a daily basis. I mean:
Set me free.
dress: thrifted Burberrys / wool cardigan: thrifted Mads Nørgaard
/ socks: Happy Socks / sandals: Margaret Howell