Saturday, 1 October 2011

Queen of the hill

1950s dress - Jumble sale
Belt - Charity shop
Bag - Jumble sale
Sandals - Topshop
Listening to ~ Braids - Lemonade ~

So, more holiday photos. I wasn't going to post these, as I was expecting to be into autumn outfits now but since we are experiencing a bit of an Indian summer here, I thought I would. I was so delighted when I found this dress at a jumble sale. It's so hard to find anything older than the 80s these days, but someone threw it in my direction and I grabbed it, assuming it was a table cloth. It needed a couple of repairs and is missing a belt but it's otherwise perfect. I like how it manages to be both floral and checked at once and has those contrasting black buttons. I was waiting for the right occasion to wear it, and chose the day we drove to Nice and the hill top village of Eze, where these photos are taken. My pictures don't really do it justice, it is very high up and at the top of the village is a ruined fort and a succulent/cactus garden. Apparently the mayor decided to build the cactus garden in the 1950s and is a bit strange climbing to the top of this hill only to find lots of exotic cacti.


  1. These pictures are amazing, and the print of that dress is so nice!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Ohhh, I love your little 50s dress! You look adorable! :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

  3. Hi! Tnx for leaving the comment!!! Your pics are just awesome, and especially the dress from 1950s!!! It's not so easy to find 6 to buy it. But love the way you wear it!!!

  4. that dresss is absolutely stunninnng!!
    definietly following :D :D

  5. These pics make me so jealous! :) I need a little getaway asap!
    The outfit suits the atmosphere of the location, it's like a bit of time travel back to the 50's.

  6. Your pictures make me always a bit jealous, what beautiful places you visit! And how simple yet gorgeously dressed are you!

  7. beautiful shots. I love that 1950's dress!

  8. Your pictures may not do it justice but they make it look marvellous! How perfect is that dress as well?

  9. Oh i've been there too! Although it was probably about 8 years ago now :) x