It’s been absolutely ages since I shared a Wishlist on here. But since Spring seems to finally be here and summer is just around the corner, I’m feeling a bit more inspired. I think I’ve ended up doing a green list almost every year since I started blogging. despite my recent obsession with yellow, green is still my favourite colour. I’ve seen a lot of green things that I like already and here are a few highlights…

  1. I love the 1940s feel of this pretty green dress from Phase Eight at House of Fraser. Both the colour and print are so beautiful. I would style this with a pair of seamed stocking and some 40s style sandals for summer events. Its very fresh and pretty and could be dressed up or down. It is the most expensive pice on the list, but I think it would be a great wardrobe investment.
  2. Everyone needs a few good t shirts in their wardrobe, especially during the summer months. This green ribbed t shirt from New Look is similar to quite few that I have and wear a lot. They are perfect for pairing with both skirts and jeans or even under a pair of retro dungarees.
  3. For the ultimate glamorous summer look the Dolores Tropical Bird Jumpsuit, is absolutely gorgeous!I wish I suited jumpsuits as this would make its way straight to my wardrobe!
  4. If you prefer a slightly shorter length, this chiffon dress from New Look is a great choice for summer. It also comes in a maternity version, if you have a little one on the way.
  5. I am completely in love with this beautiful green gingham dress from Joanie Clothing. I’m a big fan of their clothes already and you just can’t go wrong with gingham in the summer. I think this would get a lot of wear and fingers crossed I end up owning this one very soon! This one is currently in the sale, although all the sizes are still available. So snap it pop while you can.
  6. I have spotted quite a few shoes that I want in the new collection from Lulu Hun, which are available on the Collectif website. I had already spotted these gorgeous green shoes at London Edge was eagerly anticipating their arrival online. At only £41 they’re a pretty good price too.
  7. The Ada floral sweater from Joanie Clothing is the perfect spring separate. This would look amazing with a pencil skirt for a smarter look or with a pair of capris for a casual 50s inspired outfit.
  8. Also from Joanie clothing is the super fun June Green Frill Embroidered Blouse. I’d wear this with jeans in Spring and a cute pair of shorts in the summer.
  9. Talkling of shorts, I’m loving these pretty floral high waisted shorts from Joanie. I love this style of shorts in the summer, which I wear with simple t shirts or white gypsy tops for a classic relaxed summer outfit. These are currently only £11.20 in the sale.
  10. I haven’t been that inspired by Lindy Bop recently, but I do think this pretty green polka dot dress is very wearable and would make another useful wardrobe staple. This could also be worn all year round.
  11. I absolutely adore broderie Anglaise and have had many white dresses over the years. But it lovely to see a green dress in broderie and I really want this one. This green broderie Anglaise dress is from Yumi at House of Fraser. I have visions of wearing this on warm summer days with a pair of sandals and a big straw hat. So lovely!
  12. Lastly a very cute sausage dog skirt from Cath Kidston. This is just so cute and I love the colour. This is another one that I would dress down for casual summer days.

Which is your favourite piece? Have you seen anything green that you’ve got your eye on at the moment?


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It can be hard incorporating vintage and retro looks into everyday and work outfits. This year I thought it would be fun to create some looks using both vintage and high street clothes. Todays outfit is from Simply Be and was sent to me to feature on the blog. Rather than going for my usual dress option I thought it would be fun to create an outfit with one of their range of skirts. I was inspired by the 70s and think this would be a great option for work or as an everyday smart look.

I chose this pretty grey ruffle skirt, which is made from a lovely smooth jersey material. It is available in sizes 12-26. I love how versatile this is, it could be worn with a nice sweater or a simple white cami in the summer. It’s definitely a great staple that I will be mixing and matching a lot. The skirt has a lovely drape to it and is quite full. I really like that it falls just below the knee.

I paired it with a navy pussy bow blouse. This is another versatile option, available in sizes 10-32. I like the idea of pairing this with my jeans for a casual daytime look, which could be dressed top with heels for the evening. For another work look this would look fabulous with some high waisted trousers.

To complete the retro 70s inspired look, I added an original vintage belt and my Orla Kiely shoes. I’m really looking forward to trying other combinations with both pieces. Adding a vintage accessory can completely change up an outfit and the belt I’ve used was only a couple of pounds in a charity shop.

Fit wise, I went for a size 14 in both items which is my usual size. I found both to come up pretty true to size. The skirt has an elasticated waist, making it quite easy to get a good fit. The blouse has no stretch, but is pretty roomy and easy to get on.

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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 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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