My Vintage Favourites No 2 – Mustard Print 1950s Dress OOTD

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.

Mustard Dress OOTD
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.

1950s Mustard OOTD
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.

1950s Mustard Dress Close Up
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.

Miss L Fire Betty Shoes Mustard Yellow

Outfit Details:

Dress – Vintage 1950s – Classic Car Boot Sale

Cardigan – Charity Shop Find

Betty Shoes – £99.99 – Miss L Fire

Do you wear bright colours in the winter, or go for darker shades?

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9 Comments

  1. Porcelina January 7, 2016 / 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

    • vintagefrills January 8, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you! I absolutely love repro, but you can’t beat a real mid century print. xxx

  2. SaraLily January 7, 2016 / 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!!!

    • vintagefrills January 8, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 xxx xxx xxx

  3. Jessica Cangiano January 8, 2016 / 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.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Silver Screen Suppers January 8, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Love the outfit, love the shoes and love the phrase “a bit spendy” – I’m going to use that!

  5. Victoria January 8, 2016 / 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. =(

    Victoria
    http://chicvic.com

  6. tarynnicole January 11, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Gorgeous! xx

  7. Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot) January 25, 2016 / 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 🙁

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