In my last outfit post, I talked about how much I’m loving the latest clothing collection from TU at Sainsburys. As well as liking the convenience of being able to pick up a few bits while doing my weekly shop, its nice being able to boost my winter wardrobe without spending a fortune. I recently picked up this casual denim dungaree dress which I can wear lots of different tops underneath.

autumn-denim-dungaree-dressAlthough I have a wardrobe full of original vintage clothes, as a busy mum I also like to stock up on new items that I can wear out and about, without the risk of damaging. I’ve recently built a small staple wardrobe of mix and match pieces that are perfect for the colder weather and my busy life.

sainsburys-denim-dungaree-dress-ootdTodays outfit was worn under a very warm coat for a lovely walk around Morden Hall Park with my best friend Fay. It was lovely to slow down for a bit and enjoy a  nice cup of tea, before taking a walk through the crunchy leaves and taking lots of pictures of our beautiful surroundings.

throwing-autumn-leavesI really like the mixture of this floral 70s style blouse with the dungaree dress and a comfy pair of flats. It all goes really well together, while still being really casual and laid back. Let me know if you like these casual everyday looks and I’ll be sure to share more of them with you.

Outfit Details:

Floral Blouse – £10 – Primark

Denim Dungaree Dress (similar) – £18 – TU at Sainsburys

Shipley Shoes – £75 – Hotter

Thank you to Fay for taking these pictures for me. For a really good read take a look at her blog.

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As I mentioned last week my youngest daughter started nursery just over a week ago. It’s always a big step seeing your little one go into school for the first time, especially when you have been a stay at home mum. But she was so happy and confident and is absolutely loving nursery so it’s all been pretty easy.

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To be honest I’m absolutely loving having a few hours every afternoon to work on the blog, get jobs done round the house and spend a little time with Rob. He starts work very early in the morning, so is often back in the afternoon and I am absolutely loving having some time which is just the two of us.

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Yesterday we decided to pop out for lunch at Morden Hall Park and have a nice long walk. As usual I was taking pictures of everything and he got a few pictures of me in a new (to me) vintage dress which I bought a few weeks ago.

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Morden Hall is one of my favourite parks, and we’re so lucky to live nearby. It’s owned by the National Trust and has a beautiful rose garden as well as a river flowing through it along with some very pretty bridges. I used to go there all the time when I was little and it’s also one of my favourite places to take my kids too.

It’s absolutely perfect for a little afternoon date, there is a lovely tearoom to stop for a bite to eat and lot’s of lovely paths to walk around. We found a more secluded path through the woods and had a little explore.

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The dress is a gorgeous cotton 1950s dress, I absolutely adore the fabric. The dress isn’t in great condition so I will eventually be giving it a little tlc, but you can’t really tell unless you look closely. The are a few holes and some of the seams need sewing. It’s a handmade dress and whoever made it put so much attention to detail into it. It also has two large pockets which are so useful, I hate how modern dresses often don’t have pockets. I wore a belt in an attempt to hide a hole in the dress, not very successfully!

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Outfit Details:

Dress: 1950s vintage bought at Kingston Antiques Centre

Cardigan: Florence and Fred at Tesco

Belt: Primark

Ballet Pumps: Primark

vintage inspired lingerie by What Katie Did

Nothing makes me happier than sunny summer days, and I’ve really made the most of all the beautiful weather we’ve been having this week. I’ve also had a big wardrobe sort out and rediscovered a few dresses from last summer which I can’t wait to wear. One of those dresses was this beautiful pink floral dress which I bought from Lindy Bop right at the end of last summer and only got one wear out of.

As a big lover of vintage clothing getting a real 1950s dress can be a bit of a strain on the purse strings so I love to fill the gaps in my wardrobe with lovely reproduction dresses and Lindy Bop is by far the most affordable option. I love their dresses for wearing on normal days when I’m playing with my kids, running round the park or even doing the housework as I know I won’t risk ruining a more valuable dress. So they are perfect for a vintage loving busy mum.

This particular dress is so pretty and girlie and I love the rose print. It comes with a matching belt, although I wore it with a brown belt this time for a change. It also has a full circle skirt and looks lovely with a full petticoat too.

The dress is lovely quality for the price and washes like a dream so it’s really practical and I’m sure it will be getting a lot of wear this summer. I’m hoping to pick up a few more dresses from Lindy Bop this year as some of their new dresses are absolutely stunning.

Outfit Details:

Floral Bun Crown – Primark

Dress – Lindy Bop

Belt – Charity Shop Find

Wedges – New Look (about 10 years ago!)

Visit the Lindy Bop website here.

Making Monday is back! I stopped doing this weekly craft post in December because I was finding it hard to fit in a craft project every week. I’m going to give it another go though, as it was a popular feature and it encourages me to do something creative in a busy week.

My latest craft obsession is making hair accessories so I’m going to put together a few tutorials. This first one is ridiculously easy and anyone could give it a try. I picked up everything I needed in Hobbycraft although most of what I used is readily available on the high street.

So here’s how I put this cute headband together….

They take about ten minutes to make, you can also add twine and ribbon if you’d like a bit more detail on them. I can’t wait to pick up more flowers so I can make a few more for the summer. I’m also going to have a go at bun garlands.

Lila ran outside for a cuddle while I was taking my pictures, I love how this one came out!

What have you been making this week? xxx