At the beginning of November I set myself a challenge to wear and record a different vintage outfit everyday throughout the month. The aim was to wear some of my collection that I don’t wear very often and to show that vintage can be worn every day.
I shared my first week of outfits a few days ago, and this is what I wore during the second week of November. I hate doing outfit photos indoors, however the weather has been so rubbish that I decided inside was better than nothing. My Cath Kidston cowboy wallpaper in my hall have proved popular on Facebook and Instagram!
November 8th – I wore a vintage 80s skirt which I bought in a charity shop, with a black vest top and cardigan and a very old Primark necklace. This is almost identical to the outfit I wore to Hampton Court a few weeks ago.
November 9th – I wore one of my very favourite dresses. I bought this beautiful 1950s dress at the first Classic Car Boot Sale on the Southbank last year. I did a little beehive in my hair and added a vintage scarf which I picked up at a vintage fill-a-bag sale.
November 10th – I wore a 1950s shirt dress which I bought on eBay with a belt from another vintage dress. I absolutely love the print on this dress, although it’s a little longer than I usually like.
November 11th – I wore a 1960s checked shirt dress which I bought in a charity shop on The Isle of Wight this summer, with a Primark belt and brogues.
November 12th – I wore an original 1950s black polka dot dress, I absolutely love the cute white cuffs and collar on this dress. I picked it up at Assembly Vintage at The East End Thrift Store. I added a belt from a charity shop and glittery black shoes.
November 13th – I wore a 1960s dress, which started falling apart as the day went on, first the darts started coming undone, then the zip broke – good job I was at home all day! The dress is now in my repair pile. I bought it at the vintage poundshop at The East End Thrift Store.
November 14th – I wore an 80s does 50s dress which I bought on eBay and some vintage bakelite bangles. I also did my hair in a vintage set. I don’t usually have time to curl my hair especially as there’s so much of it, but with the help of bendy rollers I achieved this in no time. Future tutorial maybe?
I hope you like my outfits! I’ll trying to post new ones every day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #vintagefrillsnovember although I’m a couple of days behind as I’ve had a crazy week!
Laura@Library of Clean ReadsNovember 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm
You know, not everyone can pull off wearing vintage dresses, but you sure can. I love your hair up in the second set with the bandana and red lipstick and also in the last set with the curls. So pretty!
Jessica CangianoNovember 21, 2014 at 1:33 am
Such wonderfully pretty looks, dear gal! You and floral prints go together like bread and butter. (They’re a perpetual favourite of mine as well.)
vintagemunchkinNovember 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm
Love love love these outfits! What size are you? I find it so difficult to find vintage clothes in a 16 🙁
vintagefrillsNovember 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm
I’m a size 14, it’s definitely harder to find vintage in larger sizes. The best thing is to know your exact measurements and really shop around. A lot of my clothes come from eBay and Etsy.
LynneDecember 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm
Absolutely gorgeous outfits! I love your blog, it is so gorgeous!