Winter may be closing in, but I still think it’s summer.

So, as we edge closer to December my clothes seem to think it’s still August. I do’t know what it is about me, I just can’t do winter.

Anyway, thought i would share two of my fave outfits of the last week, demonstrating that I still seem to think it’s summer.

This was my outfit for one of my best pals engagement parties last week. GAH! Everyone is growing up : (

Dress: Blanes (late 50s)
Shoes: Rayne (early 60s)
Earrings: These came from the V&A shop years ago!

I actually ended up wearing flat shoes in the end…but these gorgeous diamate encrusted numbers did look pretty swish with my outfit.

This was my outfit on tuesday.

Jumper: Jaeger (early 60s)
Skirt: Amezzzin Parisian print number. I actually had one of these in black too that I sold. This is a home made number from the 50s.
Shoes: Vans. I live in these blimmin things at the moment.
Brooch: Tatty Devine. Look it’s a bunny with a little fluffy tail!

A chance to see me in a dressing gown…and vintage up for sale

I’m going to start this post with a rather amusing image.



Yep. Me in my dressing gown.
So, my housemates have been saying to me everyone should see the real you and how you ACTUALLY are.  Here I am in my full tramptastic glory , complete with 90s boybandesque hair as I have been for the past few weeks due to the stresses of my degree (they call the pajamas underneath my naked seal pajamas for understandable reasons). But now, with it over in just 2 days time (yes 2 days!!!) I finally feel that I can return to normal and dress like a real human being again.

This is what I wore on Wednesday on my first attempt at “human being” (you can remember how to put on make up and look like a girl Liz…you can!!!) This outfit consists of one of my many late 50s Blanes dresses a 70s jacket that is actually part of a suit (see the full suithere) and my all time favouirte pair of Office shoes. I love this outfit and felt SO good in it. It was such a relief to get dressed properly again!
Anyway, my real reason for posting is because I am currently in SELL SELL SELL mode. I recently found out that I got a place at the Royal College of Art to do a masters in history of design, but that means I actually need some money and henceforth large chunks of my vintage collection MUST go. (Don’t worry the Horrockses are ALL safe).
I have a few bits of ebay at the moment, and will be continuing to list over the coming weeks and months. I’ve got some really sensational 50s ballgowns, bold printed 50s dresses, 30s evening gowns and more handbags than you can shake a stick at. So do keep a look out and like my page on facebook which I will be updating with all new listings.
These are just a few of the things I have up at the moment (the link below should take you straight to the listing)

                                                         novelty print skirt

Amazing 60s Rayne shoes (to find out more about the importance of Rayne you can read one of my old blog posts)
To see all of my current ebay listings (there are quite a few lovely pieces at the moment) click here

Parcels make me happy

Today I am feeling distinctly sorry for myself as I am poorly with a v bad cold. On the plus side my mum was rather sweet and sent me a parcel today that cheered me right up : ). And yes, she really does call me Betty : /

Today I also received two lovely pairs of vintage shoes in the post. Sadly neither fit me (I have small but rather wide feet) so they will simply be added to my “beautiful shoes to stare at lovingly” collection.
The Rayne shoes are particularly fab, the velvet is very soft, I just want to stroke them!