Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hot Hot Heat

These photos were taken during a recent trip to Southsea.  At the time, it was during a heatwave but the weather has since cooled down a bit. 

I love playsuits and I own a lot of them.  Most are 1980s and this one is actually from Urban Outfitters, so not the least bit vintage but I just love the cut out bits and it does remind me of a 1940s style.  I am desperate for a 1940s two piece playsuit/ swimsuit but they are so expensive on Etsy!  And especially as there would be a very small window of time when I could wear this type of outfit, I feel that I couldn't justifying spending a lot.  I really need to move to a hotter place so I can justify spending a lot on a 1940s playsuit!

As it has been so hot, I have been a bit reluctant to wear some of my vintage outfits for fear that I will end up a hot mess and ruin them.  Does anyone else have this worry?

Luckily as it has now cooled down a bit here, I will be taking every opportunity to wear my 1950s summer dresses!

Playsuit: Urban Outfitters
Parasol: Vintage from a trader at the 'Crikey! It's Vintage' Fair in Exeter
Bag: Vintage from a trader at the Retro & Jukebox in Brighton
Sunglasses: Topshop
Earrings: Vintage from a trader at the Bows & Braces Vintage Fair
Headscarf: Vintage free with a purchase from Etsy!
Shoes: Next


  1. Oh, you need to come and visit me in Queensland - even now in winter it's play-suit weather!

    1. It's funny that you say that - the other day I actually thought I'd check out what the temperatures were like in Australia at this time of year (out of sheer curiosity) and was surprised to see it was as warm as a British summer! Playsuit weather all year round then :)

  2. this playsuit is totally great - even it is from uo. sometimes it's nice to have pieces they're easy to wash ...

  3. Oh my word, could you be any cuter or more perfectly attired for the scorching summer heat? I rather think not! :)

    ♥ Jessica