Sunday, 18 January 2015

Atomic Fleck

This is one of my favourite recent outfits...

This early 1950s Toni Todd dress was one of my more 'riskier' Etsy purchases in that there was a very limited description and the photos weren't great.  The price, however, was a bargain so after some of my questions were answered by the seller, I decided to purchase it and I am glad I did because I love it.  The photos have made it look like a blue but it is actually more a grey colour!

It has an "atomic fleck" to the fabric which is what I really like (as well as the cute red buttons.)  I love those 1950s men's sports jackets with the atomic fleck pattern but adding "atomic fleck" to an Etsy listing title seems to allow for an inflated price!

I also LOVE my new Miss L Fire shoes!  Especially as they were free!!!  I was lucky enough to be the UK winner of their Thanksgiving Instagram competition in which they were giving away a pair of the Manhattan (seen above) or Savoy shoes.  Although this is not a style of shoe I would usually choose, I think they look better than on their website and they are so comfortable to walk around in. I have quite a few red items of clothing and accessories in my wardrobe so I am glad that I did choose this style and in this colour.  Also, if anyone is interested, this pair (and many others!) is currently on sale on the Miss L Fire website!

Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Coat: Vintage from Vintage Fair
Bag: Vintage from eBay
Shoes: Gift from Miss L Fire!
Earrings: Vintage from Rhythm Riot trader
Bracelet: Vintage from Clobber Vintage
Brooch: Luxulite from Etsy

Saturday, 3 January 2015

The Christmas Dress

Happy New Year!  My first post of the year reflects on what I wore on Christmas Day...

This dress arrived a few weeks before Christmas and it just made sense to wear it on Christmas Day with some red and white accessories.  I love the ivy embroidery around the neckline and cuffs.  Unfortunately it was a bit too big for me so since wearing this dress, I have actually sold it to someone else.  I have been quite ruthless in the last few months with some of my vintage items, ones that I know I am unlikely to wear again for whatever reason, I will try to sell on.

I am also wearing two petticoats with this dress!  A very full reproduction one with my less full vintage one on top.  I normally only wear the vintage one so it was very strange wearing such a full petticoat, I felt like I was going to knock things over wherever I went.

I am also wearing my new poinsettia hair clip from Rosie Alia Designs on Etsy, she has some great hair accessories in her shop.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year :)

Dress: Vintage from Etsy
Shoes: Vintage (purchased so long ago)
Belt: Vintage from eBay
Hair clip: Rosie Alia Designs on Etsy
Bracelet: Vintage from Clobber Vintage, Bournemouth
Earrings: Vintage from Etsy