Absolutely ages ago, back in July in fact, I wrote a blog post about a new series I’d like to write on the blog. My Vintage Favourites series was all about showing you my favourite true vintage pieces. In a sea of gorgeous reproduction vintage it’s nice to see the real thing every now and then. But in true Catherine style I wrote one post and never got round to doing another. My last post was all about my red gingham Horrockses dress. With my one and only new years intention being to share more outfits on the blog, now seems like the perfect time to start again.
Todays dress isn’t just one of my favourites, it is my very favourite vintage dress. I absolutely adore everything about it. Mustard yellow has always been one of my favourite colours and when I spotted this dress at the Classic Car Boot Sale a couple of years ago, I knew it had to be mine. I love how typically mid-century the print is and I love the big pockets and the extra details.
I’ve added my favourite cardigan, which is a hand knitted one that I picked up at a charity shop last year. I wear it with absolutely everything, but I am so happy with how well it goes with this dress. To finish off the colour co-ordivation overload I’ve worn it with my brand new Miss L Fire shoes, which were a bit spendy, but as soon as I saw them I knew they would go really well with my dress.
The dress looks quite summery, but worn with a cardi and some nude stockings I quite like it as winter outfit. I’ll definitely be wearing this outfit all year round though. I love adding a little colour to a dreary rainy day.
Dress – Vintage 1950s – Classic Car Boot Sale
Cardigan – Charity Shop Find
Betty Shoes – £99.99 – Miss L Fire
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PorcelinaJanuary 7, 2016 at 7:36 am
You look wonderful!! What a fab dress, I really want more mid century pieces. Love the shoes too, but Miss L Fire alas don’t fit me. You’ve brightened up this dark morning xx
vintagefrillsJanuary 8, 2016 at 7:56 pm
Thank you! I absolutely love repro, but you can’t beat a real mid century print. xxx
SaraLilyJanuary 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm
OMG this dress is EPIC! You look so wonderful in it and the sweater and heels are a perfect match!! I just adore mustard yellow – it really does go with everything!!!
vintagefrillsJanuary 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm
Thank you! 🙂 xxx xxx xxx
Jessica CangianoJanuary 8, 2016 at 4:42 am
So very lovely! I seem to bop back and forth between both usually and when I do veer towards brights, they’re often tropical island worthy hues to help liven up the often bleak palette of winter.
Silver Screen SuppersJanuary 8, 2016 at 6:50 am
Love the outfit, love the shoes and love the phrase “a bit spendy” – I’m going to use that!
VictoriaJanuary 8, 2016 at 8:26 pm
Beautiful! I love mustard yellow, and I wear it all year round when I can. Those Miss L Fire shoes are lovely! I’ve been eyeing a pair myself, but you’re right – they are quite a bit spendy. =(
tarynnicoleJanuary 11, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)January 25, 2016 at 9:19 am
Gorgeous print – you’re right, you can’t beat a good midcentury print. And for some reason, that’s the one thing repro firms never seem to get right.
I so wanted those shoes, but they wouldn’t fit my fat little feets 🙁
Louisa Jane SmithApril 29, 2019 at 1:34 am
Wow! such a great fabric you look amazing.
LoriNovember 28, 2019 at 7:24 pm
LOVE ❤️ the dress and you look amazing in it!! The shoes are super cute too! I love mustard yellow and wear it any time of year. I think your dress can work any time of year as well. I can’t wait to see your other favorites!