It would appear I’ve been feeling a bit blue…

Today it is time for an outfit post, which in reality contains a smattering of two weeks outfits. I always say to myself, yep I’m going to try and take pictures every day, but in reality I never get round to it/ my hair looks terrible. Actually if I’m totally honest my hair looks terrible in most of these pictures anyway… (*note to self* must go and get fringe cut soon).

First off is this little dress. One of my fave Horrockses to wear because the cotton is so light and cool. I’ve had this dress for about two years now, and owing to its missing bolero it cost me the princely sum of £20. This is a particularly nice, fully lined dress, and i think it might have started off life full length. Although for me it is much more wearable at the length it is now. I’ve worn it here with my trusty Miss L Fire shoes (as you can see from the rest of my pictures I live in Miss L Fire‘s/ Vans at the moment). This was also the last day I still had my glastonbury wristband on. *sob*. Memories.

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My next outfit came from a few days later. Again with the miss L Fires, and the first day of terrible terrible “humidity hair”. The dress is a 1970s number, it is a Rose for Radley dress and came from the ever wonderful Liz Eggleston of Vintage-A-Peel. If i’m feeling brave I may soon post a pic of the swimsuit I purchased from her too.

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Next off in my string of summer dresses was this lovely blue number that came from Rainbow valley vintage. I’d intended selling this dress on, but it seems to fit me better than it did last summer and managed to creep back into my wardrobe. Worn with another pair of Miss L Fire’s that have a fabulous bow on the back. I really do love Miss L Fire shoes for their ability to accomodate my fat yet childishly small feet.

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Then came this pretty little dress, which is actually far too tight for me. It’s late 1950s American (junior miss size), an ebay purchase some years back I decided that the blue check was a bit too plain for me and jazzed it up with a Tatty Devine necklace and a hot pink belt that came via a charity shop for the princely sum of 20p.

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These were the nails I was rocking for the enitrety of last week. Combo of Barry M, Rimmel AND Models Own nail polish

After I got to this point in my photo taking. I realised WAIT A SECOND. Every dress is blue, I honestly think I have a problem with wearing blue dresses, as in this time period I wore a further two 1950s blue dresses. I don’t even like blue that much as a colour….

So after that revelation on wednesday I dug out a GREEN dress from my wardrobe. I purchased this last year at the festival of vintage in York and it is by Blanes. One of my favourite labels. The toile de jouy print on this is quite subtle and incredibly elegant.

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And finally my outfit of choice from yesterday. In the morning i went cycling (I give this as an excuse for my lack of make up) and had to wear something that wouldn’t get caught in my bike wheels (Ah. Vintage girl problems i think we might say). The shirt is 1970s by John Craig, purchased from Clobber in Bournemouth and the shorts are a fabulous shipping flag print by Sportaville and came to me via ebay. One of my colleagues at work yesterday afternoon was particularly amused by them. You can “read” the shorts in their full glory in this post.

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Has everyone else been enjoying the hot weather with summe suitable outfits?

Because I don’t only wear vintage.

Today I thought i would share one of my current fave items of clothing…mostly because it ISN’T vintage (shocker).

I always say that it doesn’t matter to me if something is vintage styled or not, I always wear clothes simply because I love them and this is certainly the case with these trousers. Completely lary floral prints are one of my absolute faves.

I have been wearing this pair of trousers continuously lately, as they are not only comfortable, but a great fit, and considering they are from Topshop pretty well made.
Trousers: £40 Topshop
Shoes: Topshop (although these must be about 4 years old now!)
Blouse: Vintage 80s (This isn’t actually mine… i wonder if the owner of this will see the blog post ; ))
I also think these trousers look great with heels and here they are with my current fave pair!
Cardi: Oasis
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Brooch: 1950s painted enamel
These trousers are currently still available from Topshop : )… not on the website, but I know they have them in a lot of stores!

Summer means Summer dresses!

I’m in Amsterdam at the moment, but i didn’t want to leave my blog all lonely with no post…. so I’ve scheduled a few for your reading pleasure!

The weather in Leeds (as with most of the rest of the country) was simply STUNNING over the weekend, which has of course given me a great opportunity to wear some of the veritable meangerie of amazing vintage summer dresses i own (dread to think how many i have : / ).
This was the dress i wore on saturday for a lovely day spent in Saltaire, which has to be one of the loveliest and most tranquil places to visit in West Yorkshire (I’ve even shared a few of my terribly taken pics of the town).

My outfit consisted of:

Horrockses biadere stripe dress. This was my first ever Horrockses, and still i think it is probably my favourite!

Original 1950s sunglasses (these are seriously showstopping- they look like eyelashes) purchased from Harrogate last year

Miss L Fire tiki shoes. Honestly these shoes are the most comfy pair of heels I own- so great!

The weather was equally lovely on Sunday, so this was my outfit for a trip into Leeds. Apolos for the lack of feet in this pic, I had to wear hideous sandals as my feet have swollen up because of the heat.

Horrockses Floral dress, a good old ebay purchase from 2009.

Yellow vintage 50s  sparkly sunglasses pruchased from Bells antiques in Romsey, Hampshire