The magnificent Elizabeth Taylor, easily one of my favourite celebrities, and one I have been wanting to do a “What would Elizabeth Taylor wear to work” post on for a little while. There are many things I like about her: her wit, her courage and her self deprecation.
Classic quotes from Elizabeth are “Big girls need big diamonds”, “If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.” and, my personal favourite “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”
Also, despite making her living from being supremely beautiful, she was happy to be photographed like this:
Anyway, you get the picture: I am a big Elizabeth Taylor fan, and when I found the below photo of her, I built an outfit board around it. So, what would Elizabeth Taylor wear to work, had she an office job? This:
The individual pieces that make up this outfit board are:
CARAT | Eternal 4 prongs setting simulated diamond studs | 1 carat | £134
It’s Elizabeth Taylor, so diamonds are essential, here. Elizabeth would have worn bigger, “realer” diamonds, but this is a high street blog, so Carat simulated gems will have to do. Not such a hardship to wear them, anyway – these earrings look just as good as the real thing.
J CREW | 1035 Single button jacket in Italian stretch wool in black | Italian wool with stretch | £288:
MASSIMO DUTTI | Fringed silk shirt with bow in ivory | 100% mulberry silk | £54.95:
J CREW | Paley trouser in Italian stretch wool in black | Italian wool with stretch | £158:
LK BENNETT | Fern Aurora Print Point Toe Court | Aurora printed fabric upper, leather lining and sole | Heel height: 9cm | £180:
MILLI MILLU | the Midi Zurich in black, green & off white grain | Calf leather outer, cotton lining | £475: