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 Dress – Mushroom 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.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about Autumn lately. Although I’m definitely a summer person, I can’t help but love the gorgeous colours the trees go, just before all the leaves fall and the weather gets too wet and miserable. I love shades like green, mustard and deep red and todays wishlist takes inspiration from all those gorgeous autumnal colours.

When the leaves start to fall  Autumn Outfit Ideas  Vintage FrillsI absolutely love the classic mustard coloured dress from La Vie En Swing. It’s such a gorgeous colour and a very classic 1940s style. It’s also a really versatile dress which could be worn with lots of different accessories to change up your look. I’ve paired it with a fun Cath Kidston cardigan with cute little squirrels to pay homage to the changing seasons. The brown accessories are also perfect wardrobe staples. I’m a bit of a fan of over the knee socks at the moment so expect to see a lot of these featuring in my posts over the next few months!

Autumn Outfit

Where to buy this look:

Mia 1940s Style Dress – 99.00€ – La Vie En Swing

Red Check Fringed Scarf – £16 – Miss Selfridge 

Squirrel Pocket Cardigan – £85 – Cath Kidston

Camel Boyfriend Coat – £29.99 – New Look

Brown Over Knee Socks – 56p – Amazon

Brown Satchel Bag – £32 – Accessorize

Little Lockhart Brooch – $34.95 – Erstwilder

Slouchy Hat – £10 – Miss Selfridge

Shipley Shoes – £79 – Hotter

What do you think of my choices? What are you most looking forward to wearing this autumn?

Apart from one very precious red gingham Horrockses dress, my clothing collection is seriously lacking in the red department. One of my aims for the year is to expand my colour palette a little and red seems like a great place to start. I’m in love with some of the bright feminine reproduction garments I’ve seen and today I’m sharing a few of my favourites with you. There was actually so much in the way of beautiful bright red dresses that it was hard to pick my favourites, but I think this is a great mix for every day as well as special occasions and all of these items can be dressed both up and down.


I think it’s important to have fun with fashion and I’m loving the little novelty bags which seem to be everywhere at the moment. The pretty strawberry clutch would be perfect for adding a touch of kitsch fun to any outfit and the pretty heart shoes are just adorable.

Red Retro Seamed Stockings – What Katie Did – £8.50

Nancy Red Houndstooth 50s Dress – Lindy Bop – £29.99

Vanessa Red Polka Dot Wiggle Dress – Lindy Bop – £29.99

Red Lovestruck Shoes – Miss L Fire – £109.99

Delores Red Gingham Sweetheart Top – Collectif – £30

Kathy Red Shorts – Collectif – £16.25 (sale price)

Strawberry Clutch Bag – New Look – £12.99

Alison Red Swing Skirt – Collectif – £29.75 (Sale Price)

Marina Striped Jumper – Collectif – £29.50

Resin Rose Bracelet – Cath Kidston – £8.00

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Red – Boots – £3.99

Do you ever wear red? What are your favourite red items? Is there a colour you wish you had more of in your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments.

Heyday Vintage Style

We may still be enjoying gorgeous hot days here in England but Autumn is just around the corner. This time of year I start to get excited about buying new boots and wearing woolly sweaters, drinking hot drinks and snuggling up under a blanket on my sofa as the nights draw in.

Autumn is also a great time for fashion, my summer dresses will go into hibernation and it’s time for darker warmer colours and thick tights. As a dress fanatic I’ve been trying to make a little more effort to wear skirts and tops this year and I’ve been on the look out for some new everyday skirts that will last me into the colder months. I’ve also turned to the high street rather than vintage as I want stuff that will be durable for everyday wear and running around with the kids. After a recent accident where I ended up ripping a 1950s dress I’m going to be a bit more cautious with wearing vintage!

So here are a few of my autumn skirt picks. They are all knee-length and quite full as that’s my favourite style and I just don’t suit anything shorter or tighter! I’m loving all the different colours, materials and textures here…


Row One:

Leanna Pleated Skirt – £20 – Boohoo

Scottie Polka Dot Skirt – £85 – Coast

Harper Lace Skirt – £75 – Coast

Row Two:

Daisy Embroidery Midi Skirt – £70 – Topshop

Black Floral Midi Skirt – £22.99 – New Look

Floral Scuba Midi Skirt – £48 – Topshop

Row Three:

Shimmer Skirt – £39 – Miss Selfridge

Cameo Rose Pleated Midi Skirt – £17.99 – New Look

Gold Foil Pleated Midi Skirt – £40 – Topshop

I absolutely love tartan and always have. It must be something to do with the teeny bit of Scottish in me, or maybe the 90s kid in me – who knows? I love it!

Tartan seems to be absolutely everywhere on the high street at the moment, but if you prefer something a little more classic then there are also plenty of options for the vintage girl in you. Feeling that red and green was a little obvious I put together a little look using blue and green which looks ridiculously elegant paired with a feminine black blouse.

I love the cigarette trousers from Collectif they are just so classic and could work with both a casual and smart look. The pencil skirt from 20th Century Foxy is so elegant and feminine and would make an excellent wardrobe staple.

Christina Patent Bag – £55 – Collectif,

30s Tie Neck Blouse – £35 – 20th Century Foxy

Bonnie Blackwash Cigarette Trousers – £45 – Collectif

50s Blue Tartan Pencil Skirt – £50 – 20th Century Foxy

Black Bow Barrette – £6 – Miss Selfridge

Black Strappy Peep Toe Shoes – £24.99 – New Look

What do you think of the tartan trend? Do you wear it? What do you think of my choices?