Simplicity is the key to elegance.

“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 2
“Deadly Lady”
(Post 4 of 4)

Under her fish cardigan, Jessica wears very simple clothes and jewellery.

Near the beginning of the episode, she is wearing a light blue shirt, what seems to be a white silk scarf underneath, and a silver snake chain around her neck.

Jessica wore blue shirts before  (see this post and this post) but if you think this shirt looks different, you might like this blue single pocket shirt by New Look.

For the scarf, I once again recommend this beautiful one by Etsy seller SWAKcouture or, alternatively, this one available at Forever21.

As per her necklace, she is wearing a very simple and yet really pretty silver snake chain. It’s quite easy to find this necklace style at a very reasonable prices, like this one by Top Shop or this one available at John Lewis.
My preference, however, once again goes to Etsy and to this pretty one by seller CharmTopia, or this lovely one by seller SanAntonioSilver.

As you know, I have fun in looking for the small details, so I searched for a similar glass to the one she is drinking from.
It has a shape that reminds me of a sherry glass, however there is a wine bottle on the table, so I am confused. Any glass-ologist in the room?
In the end I chose these very beautiful vintage silver ringed wine glasses, by Etsy seller LaRouxVintage, which look very similar to the one she is using.

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Jessica completes this outfit with a blue skirt and a pair of flat blue shoes.

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I can’t see the shoes properly, as they appear in the episode only for a second, but I am happy enough with these pretty boat shoes by Top Shop, these navy canvas shoes available at Debenhams or these simple navy canvas slip on available at Dorothy Perkins.

The skirt seems to have a bow on the waist, which reveals a wrap-around shape.
Browsing vintage shops, I quickly realised how wrap-around skirts were very popular up to the 70s, so it should be fairly easy for you to find something similar at your local second hand/charity shop.
On Etsy there are plenty of vintage skirts in all possible colours and patterns, but knowing Jessica’s love of denim I picked this lovely 1970s blue skirt by Etsy seller DollyDraper or, for a more romantic take on the same theme, this adorable 1950s full skirt with pockets by Etsy seller KIKIbargains.

Towards the end of the episode, Jessica pairs her fish cardigan with an all-black outfit.
Jessica wears a white shirt, like this one available at only £5 at Matalan, over a really simple and yet elegant black jumper like this one, only £17 at La Redoute. A pair of simple black trousers like these from H&M complete the look.

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13 responses to “Simplicity is the key to elegance.

  1. Can’t wait for the next episode!

  2. Thank for liking my painting!!! *Cynthia

  3. I enjoy your blog very much, so I nominated you for the Liebster Award, you deserve it!
    Read my post about it Also, I can’t wait to read your reply! XO
    http://myfabulousfrugallife.com/2013/03/03/the-liebster-award/

  4. Such an eye for detail! Amazing.

  5. Love the blue shoes. Cute outfit.;)

  6. Too funny! I thought “fish cardigan?” something must not be translating correctly; little did I know!

  7. Thank You for liking my vintage era!!! *Cynthia

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