As a vintage lover, warmer weather is certainly easier to dress for. It took me a while to get into "vintage winter wardrobe" mode, which essentially meant that I didn't allow myself to buy any more summery cotton dresses and instead only bought wool/ wool blend dresses. I did find some really nice wool dresses as well so although I am happy it is getting warmer, I'm going to miss wearing these dresses and my winter coats!
My favourite winter dress purchase in the last few months is easily this one...
I bought this dress from Lucky Dry Goods on Etsy. I almost always message sellers when I buy online, usually to double check the condition of the item. When I messaged the seller this time, it happened to be the lovely Sara from Lilies and Remains who replied as she works for this store! I love her blog as she has the most sensational 1940s style and she was so kind as to answer my queries and even gave me a 10% discount for a tiny flaw that was overlooked in the listing (even though it is so small I can't even see it on the dress!)
It's pretty easy to see why I love this dress... cute velvet collar, great fit, and the fabric has little yellow 'x' details woven into the fabric... perfect!
I was in London for the weekend of Valentine's Day and I wore this outfit to the Clerkenwell Fair. I managed to only buy two items at the fair - a pair of red flower screw back earrings and a beautiful Rhona Roy dress in the most exquisite celadon colour! I can't wait to wear that dress but just need to find the right occasion for it.
Dress: Vintage from Lucky Dry Goods on Etsy
Coat: Vintage from Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
Hat: Vintage from The Little Vintage Shop, Lymington
Bag: Vintage, gift from my guy
Earrings: Vintage Lucite confetti, Etsy
Gloves: Vintage from Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
Shoes: Marks and Spencer