As the weather gets colder, all the colours in the shops seem to get darker. Although I am a fan of the gorgeous mustards, plums and bottle greens that grace our autumn wardrobes, I can’t help but feel a little mournful for the cheeriness of summer. I will definitely be sharing some of my typical autumn and winter outfits on the blog over the next few weeks, but today I’m sharing something a little brighter.
Admittedly I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago when it was still warm, but I think the dress in todays post could definitely work at this time of year. I’d just pair it with a cardigan and some thicker stockings. I also think the colours reflect those of the leaves that are falling from the trees.
The dress is an original 1950s dress, which I bought from Liz of Advantage in Vintage. I buy a lot of clothes from her, because she has an eye for beautiful things and she also always has a lot to offer in my size. I’ve teamed the dress with my trusty Hotter heels and an Enid Collins bag. This was the first Enid I ever bought and I love the colours with this dress. I’m also wearing an autumn inspired hair flower and a stack of bakelite bangles.
Since I only recently bought this dress, I certainly won’t be hiding it away, waiting for the Spring. How do you make your summer clothes work all year round? I’d love to know.
In other news, the latest issue of Vintage Life magazine is now out, and it features two articles written by me. I am so proud to be featuring in the brilliant re-vamped issue. It is absolutely packed with brilliant content and they have some amazingly talented writers on-board.
I’ve also started listing some of my new stock on my Etsy shop. At the moment I’m just adding some more jewellery, this always sells out really fast, so I’m excited to see it all go to it’s new home. Next week I’ll be adding some original vintage clothing too. So keep your eyes peeled.
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Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)October 14, 2016 at 8:17 am
That is a fab dress! The shoes go brilliantly with it. I always keep an eye on Liz’s stock, though she rarely has anything in my size.
DaisyOctober 18, 2016 at 8:14 am
This looks lovely on you! Definitely nice to see bright colours even when its colder. I still like to wear more summery clothes in the winter but I do just add warmer items like tights or thick socks and boots and baggy cardigans and coats, I layer things up more.