I always feel a bit sad at this time of year, when Autumn clothes start appearing in the shops. I don’t feel ready for summer to be over. But I also have a bit soft spot for Autumn colours and the idea of stomping through the leaves with the kids and I start to get a little excited.

This is my first of what I’m sure will become many Autumn wish lists. As it’s still August I’ve chosen transitional pieces, that work well now, but can be layered up as it starts to get cold. Add tights and cardigans and long sleeved tops for under sleeveless dresses and these will be perfect for the colder months as well.

Vintage Style Dresses for Autumn

Top Row: Petite Yellow DressMushroom DressGingham Dress

Second Row – Ditsy Floral Dress 50s Style DressRose Print Dress

Bottom Row – Lace Frill DressMini Shirt DressWoodland Leaves Dress

Are you looking forward to Autumn, have you seen any lovely dress that you think I would like? Keep up to date with my latest outfits in the My Outfits section.

Ways to follow Vintage Frills

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Youtube – Bloglovin’



A couple of months ago, I visited the Peacocks AW17 press day and I was blown away by how lovely all their stock was. I’ll be writing about that a little later in the year, but it did get me looking at their summer offering. At the moment I’m still really liking 70s influences and loving long flowing dresses and floral prints. I was kindly sent a few things from Peacocks to try and the first is this gorgeous orange maxi dress.

Retro 1970s Inspired Orange Maxi Dress from Peacocks. High Street.I’m a big fan of bright colours and this dress really stood out to me. I really liked the shape of the dress with it’s faux button down front and relaxed off the shoulder neckline. The dress actually fastens with a concealed zip at the back.

Retro 1970s Inspired Orange Maxi Dress from Peacocks. High Street.This was the perfect outfit for a morning walk in Richmond Park, with Rob and Lila. The dress is really comfortable to wear and the slit at the front makes it easy to walk and move around in. We actually met up with some friends afterwards for a game of football with the kids. I ran around for half an hour comfortably in it!

Retro 1970s Inspired Orange Maxi Dress from Peacocks. High Street.The dress is made from Polyester and is machine washable. I went for my usual size 14, which was perfect for me. Length wise I’m 5’6″ and the length was pretty good too.

Retro 1970s Inspired Orange Maxi Dress from Peacocks. High Street.My maxi dress is paired with a floral hair garland from H&M and a pair of gold Sol sandals from Hotter.

I’m looking forward to sharing some more of my outfits from Peacocks with you, as well as some more 70s inspired looks. I think it’s great to have fun and mix your eras and constantly find new things to wear. It’s also been fun putting a retro look together from a high street shop.

Find my dress on the Peacocks website it’s currently in the sale for just £15!

Ways to follow Vintage Frills

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Youtube – Bloglovin’

 

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.

Ways to follow Vintage Frills

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook – Pinterest – Youtube – Bloglovin’

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.

Morden Hall 2

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.

Morden Hall 5

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.

Morden Hall 1

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.

Morden Hall 4

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!

Morden Hall 6 Morden Hall 3

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.