As it was a morning tea event, I wanted to wear something appropriate - not too dressy but something smart and sophisticated (for my international readers - Toorak is a tres elegant and fancy suburb - the most expensive address in Melbourne so I wanted to look the part!)
I chose a vintage deep blue fitted dress (late 50's perhaps?) with a 50s mustard yellow opera coat.
The coat was given to me by my mother's cousin, who was in her 70s at the time. I love the label 'Le Monde Modes - Melbourne'. Sigh . . .
Last (but not least) the fab silver buckle shoes I wore with my outfit. They are 60's era, so not quite in keeping with the 50's dress and coat. But still, they are fabulous! (quite uncomfortable by the way, but comfort is not really something I factor in any more to my outfits!)
late 50's blue dress Top Hat vintage clothing store, High St, Northcote
50s yellow opera coat gift
brooch op shop Edinburgh ($5 bargain!)
50s earrings Callie Whelan Camberwell markets
60s silver buckle shoes etsy