The Outfit: Dolce Vita

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Wearing: Primark maxi dress, Steve Madden leather jacket, vintage shawl worn as scarf, Primark patent pumps, assorted rings
On: Sunday 21st November
For: A lunch and shopping date with my lovely friend Clare

Being ruthless with my wardrobe over the weekend produced three piles – Charity Shop, eBay, and Rework. My Rework pile was full of pieces I’ve left to fester for a few months – unworn but not yet unloved. I’ve challenged myself to ‘rework’ them (duh) with some favourite pieces to create new looks from old things. I teamed this jersey maxi dress (which I last wore here in a similarly Italian-titled post) with my leather jacket (which I’m wearing constantly at the minute). It’s quite a heavy jersey and so, so comfortable – perfect for a day trooping round the shops.

I did make good use of my Gap 30% off voucher as we shopped – I bought the most deliciously cosy wool snood, which I put on immediately and didn’t take off all day. Look out for it in every outfit post from now until March!


Kim Parslow

Love this look! I really want a maxi dress but feel that they would be far too long on me?! hmm. I’m going to have to try one on one of these days.
Lovely outfit 🙂 x


Organising your wardrobe like that is definitely a good idea. Definitely something I need to go when I get back home.

Love the scarf you’re wearing. Definitely something to wear as it gets colder and darker. And the dress looks really cool.

Emily Charlotte

I hate shopping in uncomfortable clothes, so that dress sounds perfect- cosy yet chic. Wish I could be as ruthless as you with the wardrobe cull rather than hoarding things I know I wont wear again!xx


I love this outfit! It’s a great one for shopping – comfortable yet fabulous. I love the all black ensemble with the bright scarf.


I love maxi dresses but I have no idea what shoes to wear with them during A/W!! I love having a good clearout of your wardrobe though, its amazing what you can find that you had forgotten about 🙂

vint junky

I’m in the middle of a ruthless clear out too Jen, but it’s damn hard! I get SO sentimental over things, especially things i bought and wore when i was pregnant.
I love the maxi and leather combo xx

Vintage Vixen

Scarves are genius at lifting an outfit and that one is fab on you. I love a maxi in the winter, you can hide all manner of weird socks, leggings and long johns underneath and noone ever knows the

E is for Eleanor

Ah you got a snood! Yay, I love snoods. Seriously, so much easier than a scarf- no trailing ends to get in the way!

This outfit is lovely, and a great idea to have the 3 different categories- i need to do this ASAP! x


Congrats on the snood! I love snoods.

I really love this outfit. I love the pop of colour the scarf brings. The maxi dress really works for you, I wish I could make it do the same for me. X


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