Sunday, 20 July 2014

Southsea Common

It was good to read your comments from my previous post about having too many floral print dresses and just to show you that I haven't completely gone off 1950s floral prints, here is an outfit I wore a few weeks ago...

These photos were taken on a lovely sunny day spent in Southsea (and you can see Southsea Common in the background.)
Following on from my last post, I know that I will still buy 1950s floral print dresses in the future but I like to find ones that are a little different.  I like the print of this one in particular because I don't own any other dresses that look similar.
For those of you who have been reading my blog posts for a little may remember this post which I did last year.  When I went to London last August, I went to Judy's Fair at Spitalfields where I met a girl promoting the fair.  I absolutely loved her dress and took a photo of her in it (which I included in the post.)  Then a couple months ago, I saw that the same girl was selling some of her clothes on OLL.  I did think if she was to ever sell this dress then I would need to buy it... and luckily for me, she was selling it and I bought it from her!  As she is a similar size to me, I knew it would fit (and it does) and I have since bought other things from her (I love finding someone in my size who is selling off their vintage wardrobe!)
Dress: Vintage from Ooh La La! Vintage Swap and Sell Shop (Facebook group)
Shoes: Rocket Originals
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Sunglasses: Vintage from Vera Mode
Bracelet: Vintage from eBay
Parasol: Vintage from trader at the Crikey! It's Vintage Fair
Earrings: Vintage from Ooh La La! Vintage Swap and Sell Shop (Facebook group)


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Not another floral print dress...

I wore this outfit when I went out for dinner for my Birthday a few months ago.  I have to admit, recently, I have really gone off 1950s floral print dresses... I do really like this one but I see so many floral prints on Etsy that they all start to look the same.  I try to look for more interesting or different prints in 1950s dresses (and I seem to have bought a lot of plaid dresses!)  As a result, there will be a couple of floral print dresses in my wardrobe that I plan on selling as I know I won't be wearing them anymore.


I think the reason I still like this dress is that I like the black and blue combination, it is great for accessorising.
I got to wear my new Atomic demi parure on this occasion.  The brooch is almost hidden on this dress!  I don't really like clip on earrings and I try to purchase screw back styles where possible but when the earring are this amazing, then I make an exception. 
Dress: Vintage Carol Craig from Etsy
Shoes: Vintage from trader at a Vintage Fair
Demi Parure: Vintage from Etsy
Bracelet: Vintage from trader at Rhythm Riot
Belt: Vintage from Etsy
Bag: Vintage from Etsy