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.

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Green is my absolute favourite colour, but when it comes to clothes its a colour thats a little lacking in my wardrobe. I’ve chosen some of my favourite green clothes online and put together a wish list of some of my favourites, as well as a few white and cream items to mix and match. I absolutely cannot wait for the warm weather so I can wear more dresses skirts and playsuits. I’ve always been a fan of pairing pretty outfits with a pair of converse for comfort and talking vintage influences and doing something a bit more modern with them.

1.  Broderie Collar Cardigan – £60 – Cath Kidston

2. London Park Dress – £60 – Cath Kidston

3. Broderie Anglaise Top – £45 – Cath Kidston

4. Jayne Playsuit – £50 – Voodoo Vixen

5. Converse Trainers – Office

6. Jumpsuit – Not currently available – Voodoo Vixen

7. Green Floral Knickers – £7 – Cath Kidston

9. Lace Detail Blouse – £60 – Laura Ashley

10. Erstwilder Wischt the Verbose Brooch – £21.75 – Collectif

11. Carly Cardigan – £36 – Collectif

12. Regents Rose Dress – £80 – Cath Kidston

13. Duck Pond Skirt – £35 – Cath Kidston

14. Agatha Green Floral Dress – £47.50 – Voodoo Vixen

15. Lulu Hun Joan Shoes – £38.50 – Collectif

16. Green Leather Card Holder – £14 – Cath Kidston

17. Green Leather Handbag – £90 – Cath Kidston

What’s your favourite colour and do you wear it much?

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As we have probably already established during my four years of blogging, I have a bit of a weakness for 50s dresses and floral prints. When you put the two together you have my perfect dress! One of my favourite styles of the 50s would have to be the shirt waist dress, they are so classic and flattering and casual enough for everyday wear.

1950s Blue Shirtwaister OOTDA few weeks ago I picked up this lovely blue rose print dress from Radio Days, one of my favourite vintage shops in London. Sadly they are soon to be closing after over 20 years in business, it’s so sad to see one of London’s original vintage shops closing it’s doors. The owners are currently offering really good prices, so I got about £20 off the original price of this dress.

Blue Rose 1950s Dress OOTDI absolutely love the classic blue rose print, which is so bright and perfect for summer. It’s also a really comfortable dress. Fit-wise I find original vintage dresses are roomier across the chest and I rarely have problems with gaping buttons on my true vintage pieces. They also usually have wider arms than modern reproduction ones, which makes them much easier to wear.   The dress was just perfect for a lovely morning walk around a beautiful park. 

Rose Print 1950s Blue Shirtwaister DressI’m wearing a 50s style What Katie Did bra under the dress. I don’t always wear vintage style lingerie, however for a dress like this I find traditional underthings will always create a better line.

Enid Collins Bag and Blue BanglesTo complete the look I added one of my favourite vintage Enid Collins handbags and a mix of blue vintage plastic bangles, which compliment the colour of the dress.

If you’re looking for original 1950s outfits, shirt dresses are a great place to start. They are quite easy to find and I’ve never had a problem finding them in slightly larger sizes.

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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.

It’s been a busy weekend making changes to the blog, spending time with friends and family and obsessively watching Mad Men! I hope you like the small changes I’ve managed to make to the blog over the weekend and will like the exciting posts, reviews and outings I have planned for the next few weeks.

Today’s Sunday home post is all about roses. I am a self confessed flower addict and anyone who knows me, will know that I cannot resist anything with a good old fashioned chinzy rose print! Be it real vintage, Cath Kidston or Ikea I’m really not fussy at all. Heres a few beautiful things from your home that I’ve spotted and coveted all from our favourite swedish flat pack giant IKEA!

BEDROOM

Ikea have a great selection of rose print bed linens.

With floral prints it’s worth taking a less is more aproach. Any pattern looks better against a plain background. I love these inspiring bedrooms on the IKEA website…

KITCHEN

For a quick vintage touch I love these napkins

And this cute tray is perfect for vintage tea time

Set of 3 Storage Tin £3.50 available here

Add cute floral textiles to a simple kitchen to add a lttle vintage charm.