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Blogmas Day 16 – A Year In Vintage Outfits

16 Dec

This year I’ve shared more outfits on here than any other year. I’ve really enjoyed embracing my own style so much. In many ways I feel like I’ve come out my shell a bit more. Today I looked back on all my outfit pictures from the last year and I can see a big change in myself.

2016-in-vintage-outfitsFirstly I lost quite a bit of weight this year. I don’t really talk about things like body image and weight on the blog at all. Having been everything from a size 6 to a 16 in my adult life, it has never been something that has impacted on my happiness. But looking back on my pictures over the year I am proud that I worked hard to lose a stone and feel healthier and more comfortable and of course I’m happy to fit into some of my dresses that were too tight last year.

2016-in-vintage-outfits-2I also feel very happy and content and far more confident to go out wearing whatever the hell I like and not being afraid if people notice that my outfit wouldn’t look out-of-place 60 years ago. I used to like to fade into the background and didn’t like people commenting on my clothes. I think it has a lot to do with turning 30 last December, I just feel older wiser and more comfortable to always be me.

2016-in-vintage-outfits-3I also made a lot of friends with similar interests this year. I used to absolutely hate meeting new people and was far too shy to go to a meet up with people I didn’t know. Everytime I said yes to going to an event it got easier and by getting past that anxiety, I have met some wonderful people who love vintage clothes too. We definitely encourage each other not only to be ourselves, but also to spend way to much money on gorgeous dresses (you know who you are!)

2016-in-vintage-outfits-4I also started doing vintage styles on my hair a lot more this year. Before I’d always had the attitude that I was a modern person wearing vintage clothing. I wasn’t really trying to recreate a look from the past, I just really liked the clothes. This year I got a bit more geeky and started doing more vintage hair and make-up and I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s also been easier now the kids are a bit older and I have a bit more me time to perfect my hair and make-up!

2016-in-vintage-outfits-5I’m definitely more of a summer person and I loved wearing lots of pretty dresses when the weather was warmer. I also really enjoying finding great locations to take outfit pictures. I always try to go somewhere interesting where I can have a look around and also stop for a slice of cake and a cup of tea.

2016-in-vintage-outfits-6I also discovered that the park 5 minutes from my house has some great spots for photos, who knew! I clearly really like this particular spot, as I used it in 3 outfits posts in a row!

2016-in-vintage-outfits-7In the Autumn and Winter, I usually move away from classic mid-century looks and embrace the 60s and 70s a lot more. I like going for comfy clothes and darker colours. I also really love Autumn walks and so flat shoes and warmer layers come out a bit more.

2016-in-vintage-outfits-8My favourite outfit of the year, would have to be the 20s inspired Lindy Bop dress I wore a couple of weeks ago. I’ve also read heaps of history books about the 20s this year and feel really inspired to visit the decade through my clothes a lot more. I have a suitcase of old family photos with a lot of pictures from the 20s and I’d love to use them as inspiration for creating more 20s day looks. Expect to see a lot more hopping between the eras next year.

Some of my favourite outfits of the year have never made it onto the blog. Mostly because I was busy doing something else and there was no time to get decent pictures. I’ve shared so many outfits on Instagram that aren’t here. So I thought I’d show you a few of those too in a post later this week.

Also I wanted to mention that I’m determined to complete Blogmas this year, however I have a lot going on at the moment with work and the kids and other things that have to come before blogging. You may notice that my posts are getting published all over the place and that’s because I am mostly writing in the middle of the night or finishing a day’s post the following day! As I’m doing this challenge for me to see if I can I’m just going to do my best!

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1920s Speakeasy Style – Lindy Bop Silver Screen Review

3 Dec

Recently I’ve been a little obsessed with the 1920s. Historically it’s one of my favourite eras to read about and everything from the roles of women to the drastically changing fashions fascinates me. I’ve been longing for a 20s themed outfit for absolutely ages, so when Lindy Bop launched their beautiful new Silver Screen range I was so excited to try one of the gorgeous dresses.

lindy-bop-silver-screen-reproduction-1920s-dress-reviewI chose the stunning Everly gold embellished dress. I absolutely love the colour and the classic sequin and bead details. It’s just so gorgeous and elegant. To go with it I chose a faux fur stole and some lovely t-bar shoes which are also from Lindy Bop. I finished off the outfit with a turban that I picked up recently at a car boot sale.

lindy-bop-silver-screen-everly-1920s-dress-reviewThe dress arrived beautifully packed in a box, because of the fragile glass beads it was carefully packaged with plenty of tissue and bubble wrap to protect it. As soon as I opened the box I was amazed at the beautiful quality of the dress. It has a sheer layer over a gold lining and the sequins and glass beads are firmly stitched into the fabric. The dress is quite heavy which makes it hang perfectly.

lindy-bop-silver-screen-1920s-beaded-dress-reviewI opted for my usual size 14 and the fit was absolutely perfect, so I’d say these come up true to size. The dress fastens with a concealed side zip, which really helps with the lovely fit.

lindy-bop-everly-flapper-dress-and-faux-fur-stoleThe fur stole went really well with the dress, it fastens with a hook and eye at the front. It adds a nice extra layer when its cold and wearing the two together was perfect for the season. This would make a great outfit for a Christmas party or winter wedding. If I go to any 20s themed nights or events, I’ll definitely be wearing this dress. 

lindy-bop-gene-shoes-reviewI was also really impressed with the shoes. They were beautifully made with quite a cushioned lining, making them quite comfortable to wear all day.

Overall I am really impressed with all the items I tried and I can’t wait to try more dresses from the Silver screen range.

Outfit Details

‘Everly’ Soft Gold Embellished Dress – £107 (currently on offer at £75)

Faux Fur Stole – £16 (currently on offer at £8)

Gene Round Toe Tap Style Shoes – £22 (currently on offer at £12)

Nude Seamed Hold Ups – £9

*I was gifted this outfit for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own. 

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Blogmas Day 2 – Cute Vintage Inspired Christmas Outfits

2 Dec

Today has been a busy one, this morning I finished packing for our weekend away. I seriously hate packing, I’m really bad at planning my outfits in advance, so picking everything I need for 3 days is surprisingly challenging! I also had to finish packing for the girls, who are staying with their grandparents for the weekend. Once I was finally packed and on the road I was far more relaxed and so excited to spend my birthday weekend with Rob.

As I mentioned yesterday I’m slowly getting into the Christmas spirit and I’ve definitely been admiring some of my friends Christmas themed outfits. I thought I’d share some of my favourite Christmas themed clothing today. The vintage reproduction brands have really delivered this year and there are so many things I love.

lindy-bop-christmas-dressesGilda Dress – £38 – Sinead Dress – £30 – Both Lindy Bop

christmas-jumper-and-skirtParis Skirt – £34.99 – Tiger Milly – Deer Sweater – £45.50 – Collectif

blue-christmas-dressNoel Dress – £40 – Miss Bamboo – Praia Skirt – £24 – Lindy Bop

lady-v-london-christmas-dressFair Isle Sweater – £46.50 – Collectif – Amelia Dress – £35 – Lady V London

Which are your favourites? My mum bought me the Paris Print skirt for my birthday and it is absolutely gorgeous! One of the things I like about wearing vintage style clothes, is that you can wear them every year. I know my skirt will be making an appearance for many Decembers to come.

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Black Friday Deals for Vintage Ladies

25 Nov

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Last year I trawled through all my favourite reproduction vintage sites to share all the best deals for Black Friday weekend. I know loads of you found it really useful, so I thought I’d do it again this year. I’ll be updating the post throughout the weekend, so keep checking back to see what I’ve found.

I’ll have a 15% off sale on my Etsy shop which has original vintage clothing and jewellery.

Clothing:

Lindy Bop have some great deals across the site, so now is a great time to grab that beautiful dress that you’ve had your eye on. I’m loving all their novelty prints at the moment.

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Collectif have 25% off most of the site. I love so much of their latest collection and there are definitely a few things I have my eye on. Use code BLACKFRIDAY16

Pin Up Girl Clothing are offering 35% off, which makes some of their more expensive pieces much more affordable. definitely time to stock up on those Jenny skirts!

ChiChi Clothing have 30% off using the code 30BFCC

Dolly and Dotty have up to 60% everything across the site.

Lady K Loves have 15% off all orders, their Hug Me Baby jeans are amazing. In fact I’m wearing a pair right now!

Lady V London have up to 60% their range of vintage style clothing.

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Campbell Crafts have 25% off with the code BLACKFRIDAY they have lots of lovely reproduction vintage from a selection of brands.

The Pretty Dress Company have some absolute bargains on their range of lovely elegant dresses.

Voodoo Vixen have up to 50% there selection of pretty vintage style clothing.

Hell Bunny have up to 30% off selected items on their site.

Rock My Vintage have up to 60% off.

True Vintage:

Love Miss Daisy has 15% their range of original vintage using code NOVEMBER2016

Rokit have up to 30% off in their sale.

High Street:

Boden have 30% off across the site and free delivery. Although not a vintage shop, I always find great dresses and tops that work really well in my vintage wardrobe. Use code F6P8

Cath Kidston have up to 40% off their lovely range.

Lingerie:

What Katie Did have lots of discounted items from their range of reproduction vintage lingerie.

House of Satin have 30% off their lovely vintage style lingerie using code BLACKFRIDAY30

Accessories and Jewellery:

Splendette have some great Black Friday deals on the lovely reproduction plastic jewellery.

Luxulite have lots of Black Friday specials on their lovely vintage inspired plastic jewellery.

Brighter Bakelite have 25% off many of their restored original vintage Bakelite jewellery.

Shoes:

Miss L Fire are also taking part with some great discounts on their collection of vintage style shoes.

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Hotter shoes have 25% and free delivery. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Hotter shoes and have quite a few of their vintage inspired collection.

Clarks have 20% off across their site. Using the code BMERRY16

Beauty:

The Vintage Cosmetic Company have 30% off everything on their site.

Benefit have 20% off everything using the code BLACK20

I’m adding links all day so check back soon to find out what else I’ve found.

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A Retro Pinafore Dress and An Autumn Walk

21 Nov

From my last couple of outfit pots, you may have gathered that I’m a little bit obsessed with TU clothing from Sainsburys at the moment! At this time of year I turn to comfort food and comfort clothes, as I reluctantly adjust to the colder weather. I also love to dress more retro and vintage during the autumn, as the colour palette of the sixties and seventies lends itself so well to the season.

sainsburys-maroon-tartan-corduroy-dress-ootdTodays outfit is all about comfort, it’s warm and easy to wear and perfect for long walks through the falling leaves. The dress is another from Sainsburys, who have some really gorgeous seventies inspired clothing at the moment. It’s made from warm tartan corduroy and goes really well with my Primark sweater from last year.

sainsburys-tartan-dungaree-dress-ootdI’ve worn it with some warm black tights and a pair of shoes from a couple of years ago from Clarks. The whole outfit was lovely to wear and definitely kept me warm. As with all my TU dresses I went for my usual size 14. The dress washes really well and like the dress I included in my last OOTD, its perfect as part of a mix and match wardrobe, I’ve worn it with lots of different sweaters and blouses and created lots of different looks.

sainsburys-corduroy-pinafore-dress-ootdAlthough lots of the collection is available online in Sainsburys, I’ve always found that there are slightly different things in store. So it’s definitely worth looking at both.

I have got some fabulous original vintage and vintage inspired outfits that I’m planning to photograph over the next few weeks. So come back soon, to see what else I wear in the autumn and winter.

Outfit Details:

Dress – £18 – TU at Sainsburys

Sweater – £6 – Primark

Shoes – Clarks

Thank you so much to Fay for taking my pictures for me.

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