Right, I freely admit that I like to put my own twist on my clothes & although I like to be fashionable I don't like being a clone. I'll wear what I want & what suits me & therefore will not be a sheep. Unique is my byword.
Which leads me to this.....
An original Victorian velvet & beaded cape. I really like them & have decided that it could be workable, at the very least you won't see anybody else in one!
I would have bought this one if I had the money because it is exactly what I want but at £130 it is beyond my pocket somewhat at the moment. It's original & in perfect condition in a heavy velvet & silk lined & it is gorgeous.
You may think I'm completely mad but obviously it would be a winter wear only item & if you teamed it with dark jeans, boots like these;
(posted a pic of these before, closest I've come to my size is a 3)
& a plain, fitted jumper underneath or for evening wear, my corset then I think it would work really well.
On a related note, I've been told I suit hats really well, namely bakerboy caps & ladies top hats/toppers. For some reason they really do suit me, my best feature are my eyes & hats seem to make them stand out & seem to suit my face shape which leads me to this;
This one is in felt, I'd probably buy a silk/silk look one & do the detailing myself. If I wore the hat I'd either pin my hair up or tie it back loosely & leave it in a long ponytail. It would stand out though because I've hennaed it & it is now a dark copper/deep chestnut colour.
All of it worn together could be overload but if it was worn in the right way it could look good. Only problem is, the cape would make me stand out but the cape, boots and hat would mean I would stand out completely in a small place like Cheltenham. Then again, if you've got the confidence to wear it, which I have because I'd feel completely comfortable in it then I think it could work & not look out of place. The cape is definitely on my 'save for' list as the horse is now completely kitted out & doesn't need anything new or repairing. The hat is an almost definite.
Admittedly it isn't everyones taste or what most people would wear but that's half the fun!