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My vintage: 1950s dress

My vintage: 1950s dress

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis will know that I’m a Sixties girl at heart, and most vintage I buy is from the 60s or 70s. So I relished the chance to try something a little different with this lovely vintage 1950s dress. I was lent it by Helene at Revival Vintage(…)

My vintage: It was acceptable in the 80s

My vintage: It was acceptable in the 80s

As I think I’ve mentioned before I ‘m not quite ready to embrace an 80s revival yet. The  memories are just too vivid from the first time round, but I do love a nice sequined top. They remind me of all the things I loved about the 80s: glamorous outfits from Dallas and Dynasty and(…)

Vintage look book: 1950s bride

Vintage look book: 1950s bride

It’s wedding season, so it got me thinking about how lovely vintage bridal styles are. When I got married nearly 11 years ago, I wore a 30s-inspired wedding dress – which I still love, but I love fifties style bridal gowns too. This vintage 50s dress in particular is so pretty! Clockwise from left: Faux(…)

My vintage: striped sixties sundress

My vintage: striped sixties sundress

My favourite decades for vintage clothing are the sixties and seventies. The only problem with this is that there was so much synthetic material around.. rayon, polyester, nylon and those just aren’t the fabrics to be wearing when its 30 degrees outside. That’s why I love this vintage shift dress so much, it’s from the(…)

My vintage: a Mad Men-style 1960s dress

My vintage: a Mad Men-style 1960s dress

It’s been a bit too hot to be dressing up recently, but as we’ve had a bit of cloud cover today I’ve finally got the energy to try out some lovely new vintage clothes! I love this vintage 1960s dress, I feel like an extra in Mad Men when I wear it, especially with my(…)

Dressing for the Goodwood Revival: 1960s style

Dressing for the Goodwood Revival: 1960s style

The thing about wearing vintage fashion is that you can’t afford to leave your shopping until the last minute. If you want that perfect item you really need to snap it up when you see it, and I’ve completely fallen for this vintage 1960s dress. Sadly I can’t quite afford it at the moment, and(…)

This week I wish I was wearing…

This week I wish I was wearing…

There has been so much lovely fashion blogging gorgeousness this week, it was hard just to pick my top 4, but here they are: This week I wish I’d been wearing: This great Superman-inspired outfit by Vintage Vixen Andi B Goode’s cute 50s housedress with red accessories – I love her Mickey Mouse phone case too! Sammy(…)

My vintage: 1960s Mary Quant

My vintage: 1960s Mary Quant

I absolutely adore this dress, sadly it’s not real Mary Quant, but it is a very cute vintage 1960s shift dress. Oh come ON summer, hurry up and arrive so I can start wearing sixties style dresses without getting goosebumps! A real Mary Quant vintage dress would be my all time vintage ideal. What vintage(…)

Vintage look book: technicolour Liz Taylor

Vintage look book: technicolour Liz Taylor

I love the electric blue colour of this 50s style dress and can just see a young Elizabeth Taylor swanning around in it! Clockwise from top: 1950s Style Halterneck Satin Dress Vintage flower brooch Lilly Pulitzer Pumps – Kat Kitten Heel

My vintage: 60s housewife

My vintage: 60s housewife

I bought this outfit a couple of weeks ago and this was the first chance I’d really had to wear it. I love the spring colours in it, and I also love the fact that it’s a handmade dress from the 1960s which has now been passed down to another generation. I have no idea(…)

How to get some vintage style with modern fashions

How to get some vintage style with modern fashions

It can take a bit of time to get used to shopping for vintage clothes, you need to find good vintage stores you can trust, get used to tricky vintage sizing and also get brave enough to take the plunge and start wearing vintage. If you don’t have the time to do this and want(…)

My vintage: 1960s shift in cherry blossom season

My vintage: 1960s shift in cherry blossom season

I love it when the cherry blossom is out, it seems to be really late this year but it always marks the time when spring has truly arrived! Isn’t it glorious?  I’ve also been waiting for some warmer weather to get some of my new vintage shift dresses out. I love the white collar and(…)

My vintage: white polka dots & a side plait

My vintage: white polka dots & a side plait

Oh, I can’t tell you how delighted I am that we’ve finally had some proper sunshine! We made the most of it and had a gorgeous day out in the sunshine, but we didn’t get around to taking photos until late afternoon, by which time my experimental side-plait hairstyle was looking a bit disheveled and(…)

My vintage: one of Thatcher’s Children

My vintage: one of Thatcher’s Children

It’s been a strange day today in the UK, with all the pomp and ceremony of the funeral of Margaret Thatcher going on. The last time we saw a funeral on this scale it was for the Queen Mother (and before that of course Diana), but this seems very different. There are no public outpourings of(…)

My vintage: my new (old) red party dress

My vintage: my new (old) red party dress

I’ve been so excited about showing you one of my latest vintage purchases, it’s a gorgeous red party dress, and isn’t it lovely? It’s the best feeling when you buy something online and it fits perfectly! Plus it was only £10 and it’s in perfect condition, which means I can justify buying it even though(…)

My vintage: My birthday in the snow!

My vintage: My birthday in the snow!

Every year it snows on the week of my birthday, and every year it takes us by surprise and we’re amazed that spring hasn’t sprung yet! Having said that, most of the time the snow doesn’t settle, but we’ve got a steady covering now so I’m getting out there and enjoying it! I’m perhaps not(…)

My vintage: A beehive & energy blue tights

My vintage: A beehive & energy blue tights

Oh man, it’s still so cold out there! Yesterday was supposed to be the first day of spring and I had secret hopes of sunshine and daffodils bursting from the ground, but no luck yet. We had torrential rain and I’ve just heard that we’re forecast more snow tomorrow – help! I desperately need some(…)

My vintage: 70s style in the Siberian wind…

My vintage: 70s style in the Siberian wind…

I’ve just heard on the radio that there’s a Siberian wind blowing today, and jeez I can believe it! For a few heady days last week I thought spring had arrived, but it’s back to minus temperatures and snow flurres today. Brrrr! I’m woefully underdressed for snow I know, but I’ve phtoographed all my winter(…)