Today I was looking back through my Instagram and at some of the outfits I’ve worn this year. Most of the year I’ve done a really good job of recording all my outfits. The last couple of months have been so crazy that I’ve not done it so much. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourites and look back on what I wore this year. Sorry this is a really long post!

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 I love this pink Laura Ashley dress, it has long sleeves and is pretty warm for the colder months. I don’t wear hats very often, but this felt Primark hat is one of my winter favourites. See the full look in my review of the dress.

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Another favourite Laura Ashley dress, this floral pink retro dress, made me fall in love with 70s style flow dresses. I’ve bought quite a few similar things since. I also reviewed this dress on the blog.

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 This lovely cherry print dress from Joanie Clothing, got a lot of wear last winter. I’ll be giving it a lot of wear again this winter, its such a classic easy to wear dress.

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 In recent years I’ve been a bit obsessed with TU Clothing at Sainsburys and have bought A LOT of dresses. This is one of my favourites, I love the vintage inspired print.

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 I wore this green original vintage dress for a day out at Kew Gardens with some friends. I got it from Beyond Retro and I just love the beautiful colour.

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 This beautiful original vintage Horrockses dress dates from 1948. It’s such a beautiful dress and a real treasure to me. See the full outfit post and find out more about Horrockses in my blog post.

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 This lovely vintage dress was an Ebay find, I really love the colours and print. I wore it for a day out in Greenwich with my brother.

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  This green 1950s had been lurking in my repair pile for a very long time. I finally managed to wear it agin this summer.

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 I wore my beautiful fruit print vintage Swirl dress quite a lot this year. It is very fragile and is not in very good shape at the moment, so it’s gone into the repair pile until I can give it some much needed TLC.

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 This wonderful dress from Palava was a new addition to my wardrobe this summer. It is beautifully and ethically made from organic cotton and features beautiful illustrations. See my full review on the blog.

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 I wore this original 1940s dress with my lovely Flair sandals from Hotter. the dress was a bargain £5 car boot find. See the full outfit post on the blog.

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 I wore my Cath Kidston Winnie the Pooh dress for a lovely trip to Margate with friends. I wore this straw hat from Primark a lot over the summer.

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 Another beautiful Cath Kidston dress – the London Parks dress was a gift from Rob. I’m wearing it here with casual Converse for a walk around the lavender fields.

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 My all time favourite 1950s dress got quite a few wears this summer. Here I’ve worn it with my lovely Miss L Fire shoes for a visit to Chartwell.

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 I wore this lovely colourful 50s dress to The Classic Car Boot Sale in Hastings, doesn’t Fay look lovely in her Collectif skirt too.

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 I wore this lovely maxi dress from Peacocks so much this summer. It’s such an easy to wear style, I’m going to pick up some more from there next year. I saw a few at their press day that I’ve got my eye on.

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 These Collectif dungarees are perfect for days out with the kids. I wore them a lot over the summer holidays.

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 I managed to get this lovely dress from Palava for an absolute steal in their last sample sale. Their dresses just can’t be beaten on quality.

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 This embroidered dress from Peacocks is one of my favourites of the year. It looks so much more expensive than it actually was. I wore it for my friend’s birthday in the summer and again for my own birthday last weekend.

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 I took a lovely trip to Bath with Rob at the end of the summer. One of my outfits was this lovely original 1950s dress, worn here with a vintage belt and hotter sandals.

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 This Palava dress got another wear for a trip to Hampstead Heath with my brother and the girls.

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 I wore lots of casual mum outfits over the summer, this was one of my favourites. The t shirt is from Peacocks and the skirt is a very old Primark one that I got for a couple of pounds on eBay.

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 I wore this original 70s dress for a press view at the National Gallery. This is another dress that I wear all the time, but I don’t think I’ve featured at all on the blog. It was a bargain £1 purchase at a car boot sale.

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 I’ve worn all my Disney Cath Kidston dresses a lot this year, but this Peter Pan one has to be one of the best dresses I’ve bought this year. You can see my whole collection in this post.

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 I had a lovely day out at Hampton Court with Rob a few weeks ago. I wore this beautiful gingham dress from Dolly and Dotty. Read my review of the dress and see more pics on the blog.

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This is such a typical outfit for when I’m being a mum not a blogger! I’m wearing my Cath Kidston Pets Party dress, a denim jacket from Peacocks, a vintage belt and Hotter shoes. this was for a fun day in the park with the kids.

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 Lastly another casual outfit from me (unless I’m in gym clothes or an emergency school run leggings outfit, this is as casual as I usually get) I’m wearing a vintage 70s dress and belt, with my Peacocks jacket and converse.

Which outfit do you like best? Is there one you’ve seen me in this year that I’ve not included? I promise to post more of what I’ve been wearing on the blog over the next few months, I’ve just been VERY busy with the kids and looking after myself recently.

You can see more of what I wore in the outfits section of the blog. There are also absolutely loads more outfits on my Instagram.

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For  the last few years I’ve done a big post, featuring all my favourite Black Friday deals, for ladies who love vintage style and just pretty things in general. I keep updating the post over the whole Black Friday weekend as more sales start. So keep checking back to see what new deals I’ve added. I’m not just including vintage and retro brands, but all the shops that I shop at, which includes high street brands.

My Favourite Black Friday Deals:

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Being a bit of a dress addict, I’m always on the look out for pretty additions to my wardrobe. Obviously I love my vintage pieces, but I also have a lot of modern clothes. I also pick up a lot of clothing at Sainsburys. Their Tu Clothing range keeps going from strength to strength. They are perfect for good quality everyday clothes and often have a classic retro feel. Last autumn and winter I found so many great things. I wrote a post last year about my denim dungaree dress and another about my corduroy dungaree dress.

Usually at this time of year I favour 60s and 70s styles. The colours and prints work really well for the season and the styles are easy to wear with boots and tights. There’s a few things I really like at the moment from Tu. I’ve chosen 3 dungaree dresses, as they worked so well for me last year. I love choosing lovely tops and blouses to mix and match with them. I’ve also included two 60s style shifts to wear with coloured tights. I also chose some vibrant 70s inspired dresses which I always wear constantly this time of year. The denim dress is just a classic and perfect for lazy casual days.

Tu Clothing Wish List

Tu Clothing Autumn Wishlist

Click on the images below, to see each item on the Tu Clothing website.

Which dress is your favourite? Do you like creating vintage and retro looks from supermarket and high street clothes, or are you only a fan of true vintage looks? Let me know in the comments.

TU currently have 25% off everything until Monday 30th, so I think I’ll be picking up a few useful bits while I can. Hopefully I can do some more outfit posts soon, to show how I style them.

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I’ve always been a big fan of gingham. It’s so pretty and classic. I’ve featured some of my red gingham dresses on here before – My sainsburys one, my original vintage horrockses one and my Collectif one. But I’ve never owned a green gingham dress before. When Dolly and Dotty invited me to try another of their dresses, the Janie seemed like a great choice. This pretty shirt dress, has a lovely classic shape that would work well for both 40s and 50s looks.

The Perfect Green Gingham Dress?

Dolly and Dotty Janie Vintage Style Green Gingham Dress ReviewI wore mine for a windy walk around the Hampton Court gardens with Rob. It was a refreshingly warm but windy early autumn day. The dress is perfect for both summer and autumn. It looks great on it’s own, but it could also be layered up with a chunky knit on a colder day.

Material and Fit:

Dolly and Dotty Janie Vintage Style Green Gingham Dress ReviewThe dress is made from 95% and 5% elastane. this gives it that authentic soft cotton feel, with a little extra stretch to help with fit. The material on the dress is really lovely. It’s heavy enough to hang well, but is also very soft and comfortable to wear. I love the V neckline. The little gathers where the sleeve meets the shoulder give the dress a lovely 40s feel. The dress also has fabric covered buttons, which is a detail I always appreciate. The large gingham works well and stops the dress looking like school uniform.

I went for my usual size 14 and the fit is pretty good. Shirt dresses can be a bit tricky as I’m quite busty. This one didn’t gape at all and sat really well across my chest, while still fitting at the waist. I’d say this one is pretty true to size. The length is also just right. It sits at the knees on me and I’m 5’6″.

How I Wore Mine:

Dolly and Dotty Janie Vintage Style Green Gingham Dress ReviewThis dress would be really easy to dress up and accessorise, as I’ve mentioned above it would look great with a knitted cardigan. I wore mine with a luxuriate brooch from Etsy, a vintage belt from Beyond Retro and my beloved Clarks Orla Kiely Abigail shoes. I’ve worn this belt with just about everything recently. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I’ve put this with a lot of dresses! You just can’t go wrong with a gold belt, it finishes a simple outfit perfectly. Dolly and Dotty dresses do come with matching belts, but I usually add a true vintage one, for my own look.

The dress is currently available in the sale on the Dolly and Dotty website at just £19.99. There aren’t many sizes left in the print. The Janie dress also comes in other prints so it’s well worth a look.

What do you think? Is this the perfect green gingham dress? I absolutely love it and would like to pick up another colour.

*This dress was sent to me for the purposes of review, all opinions are my own. 

If you liked this post, check out my Outfit Section for more vintage inspired outfits.

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I discovered Joanie Clothing at some point last year and fell in love with their modern twist on classic styles. The first dress I got from them was a fabulous cherry print shirt dress which you can see on my Instagram. I’ve also featured two outfits from them on the blog. My striped shirt dress review and an outfit featuring their Bonjour sweater and polka dot skirt.

Their new stock recently landed and there are quite a few things that have caught my eye. I love their blouses and sweaters which are perfect for mixing with jeans and vintage skirts. Their dresses are always amazing and I can’t get enough of the blue and red colour palette and poppy prints. The denim blouse would be perfect for under my pinafore dresses and I love the ruffle sleeves and 70s vibes of the polka dot dress.

My Joanie Clothing Autumn Wishlist:

Joanie Clothing Autumn Wishlist

Top Row: Floral Collar Dress – Pussy Bow ShirtPolka Dot Dress

Middle Row: Get off my Cloud Jumper – Poppy Print Wrap DressRed Cable Knit Cardigan

Bottom Row: Floral Collar Dress – Poppy SweaterPoppy Print Midi Dress

What is your favourite piece from my Wishlist? Have you ever bought anything from Joanie Clothing and what did you think? Are there any other brands you love, that you’d like me to create a Wishlist for? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Find the full range on the Joanie Clothing website. If you’re looking for a bargain there are also some great pieces in the sale section.

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