Sunday, 26 October 2014

The African novelty print skirt

I touched upon vintage not being "unique" in a recent post and this skirt is a good example of it. 

I first saw this skirt on the 365 Days of Vintage blog post here and instantly loved it!  I don't collect novelty prints like some vintage lovers do but I do like certain prints and this is one of them.  Since reading that post a few years ago, I have seen this skirt pop up on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy many times and in different colourways. 

When I was in London back in July, I found this skirt in Cloud Cuckoo Land and it was my size!  I never thought I would find one in a UK vintage shop so I knew I had to get it. 

Yellow is one of my favourite colours and I was really pleased to get this 1950s deadstock gypsy blouse at the Classic Car Boot Sale in September.  It goes perfectly with this skirt.

Here is a close up of the skirt.  Do you own this print or do you have any vintage items which many people own?

Skirt: Vintage from Cloud Cuckoo Land (London)
Top: Vintage deadstock from Candy Says at the Classic Car Boot Sale
Sunglasses: Vintage from trader at Lace & Tweed Fair
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Bag: Vintage from Etsy
Jewellery set: Vintage from Etsy

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The dress that almost made it to Goodwood

In my last post, I showed you the outfit that I wore to the Goodwood Revival but that was not the outfit that I had planned to wear all along, this dress was the one I had wanted to wear...

I had originally planned to wear this dress with my straw tilt hat but the weather report suggested there might be some rain.  I am definitely one for wearing weather appropriate clothing and a straw hat with the possibility of rain did not sound like a good idea, which is why I made the change to my navy dress and hat.

I did not get to wear it to Goodwood this year but I am glad I got to wear it this Summer.  It has the perfect fit and works well with my white accessories.  Although black and white gingham is quite a popular print, I love how the white embroidery makes the dress a bit different.

I am always very happy to promote vintage shops that I have had good service from and this dress came from one of those shops - Cut + Paste on Etsy.  I bought another Jonathan Logan from this shop a few months ago (which is yet to feature on this blog but it will do some day!) and this dress has been my second purchase.

Dress: Vintage from Cut + Paste on Etsy
Belt: Vintage from eBay
Shoes: Vintage from many years ago!
Bag: Vintage from eBay
Necklace: Vintage from trader at Bows and Braces Vintage Fair
Earrings: Vintage from Etsy
Sunglasses: Vintage from Vera Mode Vintage