Happy Halloween! Hell Bunny Miss Muffet Blouse
Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you have to agree that, aesthetically, this time of year is pretty pleasing. Throughout the month of October, I have taken pleasure in seeing things slowly transform ready for the season: driving under the boughs of autumnal trees and watching the leaves gracefully dance through the air, seeing carved pumpkins appear in the windows of my neighbours’ houses and of course, fashion drops of quirky, Halloween inspired clothes.
As a lover of sustainable fashion, anything I buy first-hand has to be an investment piece. I love quirky dressing, so of course, I love themed dressing. Oh, how I have tried to be good and avoid buying so much Halloween goodness (temptation lies here and here), telling myself after the 31st, I would pack them away until next year. But, I just couldn’t resist this Hell Bunny Miss Muffet Blouse from Tiger Milly.
Aptly named, Miss Muffet, this Hell Bunny blouse popped up on my Instagram feed on Thursday morning (its embroidered collar instantly caught my eye.) Innocently, I clicked through to Tiger Milly’s site to be greeted with free delivery AND 10% off. My PayPal account was too weak to refuse. It arrived on Friday morning, less than 24 hours after my ordering. That’s service!
I’m wearing a size M, which I would guess is a size 12-14. It is slightly roomy, but as the blouse is 100% Polyester I’m glad of this! The spider and its web is embroidered onto the collar in off-white, silver thread and the black buttons are such a stark contrast against the ivory. I adore this collar and cannot wait to layer it under some autumn knits.
Stop right there. You must be thinking that I’ve abandoned my thrifty ways. Two outfit posts in succession with brand new pieces? What’s gotten into her? I’m joking, but these are questions I’ve been asking of myself. I’ve simply decided to buy some investment pieces that I truly love, to replace the pieces that I’ve either grown out of or worn to threads.
So let me tell you about my thrifted pieces in this post- there’s 2 recent purchases! I’m wearing a faux leather jacket, originally from Mango, but a jacket I purchased from Rachel, of Rachel the Hat, in summer for £18 including post and packaging. My previous jacket has worn so much, the faux leather was peeling away at the neckline. Again, a little roomy but plenty of space for a scarf in winter. And yes, you guessed it. The pinafore is a £2 charity shop find! Washed and ironed, it’s fitted right into my wardrobe of blouses and cute collars.
You can another investment piece post, as yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Mod Dolly‘s boutique in the owner, Amy’s, home town of Wigan. Do you remember this gingham dress? Well, I’ve given up trying to squeeze myself into this beautiful, swapped dress and invested in a new Mod Dolly gingham dress. It’s been a long time coming!
Will you be dressing up this Halloween? I’d love to see!
Miss Muffet Blouse :: Hell Bunny
Black pinafore :: Thrifted
Mariel Mary Janes :: Dr Marten
Mango faux leather jacket :: Mango (via RTH)
Yellow tights :: Tu at Sainsburys