Tuesday, 26 January 2010
I had to take a picture of this squirrel taking full advantage of the bird feeder in the garden, look at the balance he has perfected. The funny thing was that all the little birds weren't scared, they were waiting patiently for their turn on the branches behind him. Taking this picture made me want to take at look at some other non fashion related photos I've taken. The donkey photo is from a donkey sanctuary in Devon and the horse lives in a field near my house. The cat was just sitting there watching everyone who walked by, he came up and said hello right after this photo was taken.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Black dress - charity shop, £1
Stripe top - jumble sale, 20p
Oversize stripe cardigan - jumble sale, 20p
Black Velvet blazer - jumble sale, 20p
Stripe shirt - jumble sale, 20p
Black patent belt - jumble sale, 50p
Stripe skirt - jumble sale, 20p
Black stirrup boots - jumble sale, 40p
I realise it's been a while since the last 'how to get dressed..' post so here is the next one. This time instead of checks, we have....stripes. Once again the jumble sales came up with some great finds. I have had the black stirrup boots for maybe five years, and initially wasn't sure I would ever wear them, but them have turned out to be one of my most worn pairs of boots, I particularly like the metal stirrup detail. The velvet blazer is also pretty great, it's got quite 80's solid shoulders but quite sweet black and gold bow buttons on the sleeves. The cardigan is huge, about 5 sizes too big for me but I like it anyway. Also I know the last post was how to get dressed for £1.50 but this time it just couldn't quite fit, so from now on I think it will have to be £2.00. Still a bargain though.
Friday, 22 January 2010
I recently found this rather sweet little booklet/calender of my grandmother's and thought I would share it with the wider world. It is for a lingerie brand named Spirella. Their slogan appears to be;
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
I really like the label church&state, especially since they focus on dresses, which as we know are my favourite thing. I love their current collection, where each dress is named after a tree. There are so many pretty details on each dress, I can just imagine them being permanent wardrobe staples I'd want to wear again and again. This dress would be a lovely addition. I found this one via francesmay, which looks like a great online shop, shame It's in the America, they have some interesting labels.
I have also been after a lace 60's style dress for ages, and although I imagined it in cream, this little number from cheepvintage is pretty special. The only items of clothing in blush I already own are this 1950's lace suit and this blouse I got ages ago in a jumble sale. I really love this suit, although it's falling apart, the lace is very worn down and it is all very delicate, but i have worn the jacket once or twice. As for the blouse, it had a very 90's silhouette, with giant overlong cuffs, so I hemmed it to a more wearable length. Still it reminds me of a waitress uniform a little bit, so maybe I will wait a while longer before admitting blush to my day-to-day wardrobe.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
This post refers to my greatest ever vintage find.
I really love Built by Wendy, although it is a bit out of my price range, I did by a built by you pattern and I was happy with the result. I like how wearable built by Wendy pieces are, like they would fit right into your wardrobe. I especially love this dress, the colours are so lovely and I am always fond of massively contrasting fabrics such as the wool and satin here.
I also like this Chatou dress by surface to air. Surface to air clothes are always interesting and I like the Mod look of this piece, particularly the grey chambray type fabric. I have always been a fan of chambray.
Hopefully these will help replenish my inspiration, I'm hoping to make a start on a new dress tomorrow.