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.

Get the look – BlouseSkirt

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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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If you’ve been reading a while, you’ll know I’m a bit obsessed with the Disney and Cath Kidston collaborations. I’ve been collecting the dresses since the first Winnie the Pooh one came out last year. Before each new collaboration is announced I get really over excited and try to guess which it will be. So far we’ve had Winnie the Pooh, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, 101 Dalmatians and now Peter Pan. I’m already guessing what will be next, here’s hoping for Lady and The Tramp or Aristocats one day!

The Peter Pan collection launches next Thursday and Cath Kidston have just released their preview, so you can see everything that will be coming in. Realistically I can only choose a couple of things, but I thought I’d put together a Wishlist of all the stuff I love from the collection anyway.

Fashion: I’m starting with the most important one here! This is probably my favourite fashion range yet, I love the longer length on the dresses and the shirt dress is absolutely perfect for this time of year.

Cath kinston Disney Peter Pan Collection

Tea Time: I am completely and utterly addicted to buying nice tea sets and pretty things for my kitchen. The Tinker Bell Posy print, is absolutely perfect for me and I really love the range which includes a tea cup and saucer, cereal bowl and mug. I also really like the apron, perfect for a spot of baking. I also like to take a hot drink out with me, so the travel cup would be super handy.

Cath kinston Disney Peter Pan Range

Accessories: Being Cath Kidston, there are obviously a lot of nice bags and accessories, including some cute make-up bags. It was hard to choose my Wishlist, but for me the tote bag would be really useful as it’s big enough to carry all my things. I always need nice notebooks, as I never stop writing lists and blogging ideas. I also just love the pom pom keyring and phone cover.

Cath kinston Disney Peter Pan Collection

Take a look at the preview and let me know what you’ve got your eye on from the collection. I’d also love to hear people guesses for what the next collection will be.

Find out all the details of the launch and how to shop here.

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