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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One of my favourite retro home trends at the moment, would have to be pineapples. Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen loads of fabulous home pieces paying tribute to the good old pineapple ice bucket – the perfect kitsch household accessory. No vintage bar would be complete without one and now these fruity treats are brightening up other gorgeous homeware.

I’ve looked online and chosen some of my favourites….

laura-ashley-pineapplesI love the brass and gold tones of the pineapple range at Laura Ashley. I’ve had my eye on the wallpaper for ages and at the moment it’s top of the list for when I redecorate my living room. I also really love the lamp, which would quite like to take home with me as well. Check out the full pineapple range on the Laura Ashley website. 

oliver-bonas-pineapplesNow we all know I love a cocktail, and I cannot resist the pineapple themed range of cocktail things from Oliver Bonas. I love the mixture of copper, yellow gold and rose gold tones, now I’m writing about cocktails for Vintage Life, I might have to purchase some of this range! See all the gorgeous cocktail goodies on the Oliver Bonas websiteprimark-pineapples

If you read my post on Jessica’s bedroom revamp, you’ll know that I’m loving Primark Home at the moment, they have some lovely affordable pineapple accessories too. These are a bit cuter and less sophisticated than the other brands, but still lovely and perfect if you’re on a budget.

I can’t quite believe the new year is here! Having not really done anything to celebrate the beginning of a new year, last night kind of passed me by. I haven’t really thought about any resolutions either. 2015 was a pretty good year for me and my only plans are to keep working hard, spending time with my family and enjoying life. The only thing I’d like to do is wear even more vintage and record more of my outfits here on the blog. It’s one of my favourite parts of blogging and Rob and I always have fun finding nice locations and taking pictures together.

Home Made Dress OOTDTodays outfit photos weren’t really planned. I got dressed and went to the park with my camera and decided to get a few snaps of what I was wearing. I have shared this dress on the blog before about 18 months ago and I have only worn it a couple of times since.

Home Made Vintage Style DressThe dress is one that I made myself from an old vintage sheet which I picked up for 50p at a car boot sale. I used to make my own clothes so much more and I really don’t know where I found the time! I don’t think I completed many garments at all last year and it’s definitely something I’d like to start doing again this year. I collected heaps of vintage fabric and I definitely want to turn it all into stuff I can wear.

Enid Collins Autumn Leaves BagIt may be winter, but todays accessories are still paying homage to the beautiful colours of autumn. I totally forgot that I had my autumn themed hair flower until last week, when I found it at the bottom of my jewellery box and I really wanted to give it a wear. I teamed it up with some coordinating plastic bangles and my vintage Enid Collins Autumn Leaves handbag. I wore it with some comfy modern ankle boots which were perfect for  a rainy day in the park.

Autumn Leaves Enid Collins Handbag

Outfit Details 

Dress – Handmade by me using a vintage sheet

Cardigan – Primark

Hair Flower – Rosie Alia Designs

Handbag – Vintage Enid Collins via eBay

Bangles – Car boot sale find

Boots Primark

I’m really looking forward to another year writing this blog, cataloguing all the things I love and sharing as many of my vintage inspired outfits as possible. Most of all I want to wish everyone a very happy and joyful 2016!

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70s dress Oaks ParkWhen I first started blogging about vintage fashion, I certainly wasn’t stuck in any particular era. I just loved everything about vintage fashion. From hunting out amazing bargains to the social stories the clothes themselves tell. My wardrobe has always contained clothes dating from the 40s to 80s and it definitely is an eclectic mix. In recent years I found myself wearing 50s style more often than not, but to be completely honest I was getting a bit bored and felt the need for a change.

Autumn Vintage OutfitSeeing all the gorgeous late sixties and seventies trends which are absolutely everywhere this season led me to revisit the depths of my wardrobe and try on a few things that I’ve either not worn before or have left unworn for quite some time.

Seventies Autumn OOTDOne such dress is this late 60s/early 70s dress which I bought from a charity shop last year. I bought it because I loved the colour and print and it fit me perfectly. But it only got it’s first wear this week, when I had a little afternoon date with Rob and we went for a lovely Autumn walk in the park. I absolutely loved wearing this outfit from the headscarf to the coloured tights and even the heavier make-up, my look may have just grown up a couple of decades!

Primark Camel BootsI wore the dress with my new boots which were a bargain £15 from Primark this week. I popped in looking for a comfortable pair of camel coloured boots to go with another outfit, and since I bought them I’ve worn them with everything.

Seventies DressAlthough I will always dedicate the summer months to my original and reproduction fifties dresses, for Autumn and Winter I think the more earthy tones of the seventies may be making much more of an appearance. I can’t wait to show you some of the other outfits I’ve picked out for the coming weeks.

Seventies Autumn OutfitMy resolution for the rest of the year, is to mix up my vintage as much as possible and be more creative with my style. Do you wear vintage, and if so do you stick to just one decade or mix and match?

As the weather gets warmer it’s time to think about summer shoes. I’m a big fan of comfy flats and ballet pumps. As I’m always running around after two little ones, they are both pretty and practical. They also go with all my vintage dresses. Although I do own real vintage shoes, but generally they are two precious to wear every day and not always the most practical choice! My go-to place for shoes is definitely Primark, they’re cheap enough that I can get loads of pairs and they have so much choice that I can get something to go with every dress in my wardrobe.

Primark Shoe Haul

As I was in central London yesterday for an event, I decided to brave the madness that is Oxford Street Primark. After fighting my way through the hoards of bargain hunters I managed to pick up a few pairs of shoes before getting out of the crowds as quickly as I could! I’m so happy with all the shoes I chose and I’m just hoping for lots of sunny days so I can wear them all.

Last year I bought a pair of white sandals and wore them nearly every day. If you look at last years outfit photos you’ll see them popping up a lot. They were so comfortable and looked really lovely with my 1950s dresses and homemade skirts. Sadly after a couple of months of non-stop wear they fell apart, so I was delighted to see them back in stock this year.

Primary White Sandals

These ones cost just £8, which is such a bargain and they come in a selection of colours. I’d like to eventually pick them all up.

Primary Pink and White Sandals

I also spotted them in a peachy pink colour and couldn’t resist getting both.

Primary Pink Summer Sandals

I also picked up another pair of pretty pink sandals. These are in a lovely shiny patent finish with a big pink bow. I thought these would look perfect to complete a vintage look and I’m hoping to wear these with some of my more special original vintage outfits for special occasions.

Primark Pink Sandals

At only £6 I was tempted to get these ones in other colours too, but I’m going to see how I get on with them first.

Primark Pink Bow Sandles

They had their classic patent ballet pumps in so many colours, it was really hard to choose a pair. In the end I opted for these cute baby blue ones as I don’t have any shoes this colour.

Primark Ballet Pumps

These are only £4. I’ve owned quite a few pairs of these over the years and I think they last really well so such a cheap pair of shoes. The colour options this year are incredible.

Primary Blue Patent Ballet Pumps

The last pair I chose are a simple pair of brown latticed pumps. I thought these would be perfect with some of my darker dresses, as I have a few with brown incorporated in the print. I’ll probably also wear these with jeans.

Brown Primark Sandles

These cost £8 and my only complaint is that they come up a little bigger than the other pairs. Because I always buy the same size in Primark, I don’t usually bother trying the shoes on. I can just about get away with them being a little big, but if you’re getting them I’d suggest trying them on first.

Primark Brown Shoes

Have you stocked up on summer shoes yet? Do you ever get your shoes from Primark?