Last week was the last few days of #dressupjune where I have dressed up daily in smart clothes or vintage fashion. I have really enjoyed it but it is now July so am relaxing slightly. However, it turns out that it’s become a bit of a habit and I am still making an effort!
Here is what I wore last week and where I got it from.
This is a modern dress from Matalan, bought a few years back. I’ve teamed it with a black leather obi belt which is about 12 years old from Miss Selfridge. The shoes are a recent and much worn purchase from F+F at Tesco. However, I have added vintage accessories – the bag is a 1950s leather one, bought from a charity shop and the necklace is also from the same era (I can’t remember where I got it from – probably a car boot sale which is where most of my jewellery comes from)
It started getting very hot last Tuesday didn’t it? I wore my shorts from Next and my trusty Bikernstocks. The top is a vintage one in a soft cotton. I love the embroidery on it (again I can’t remember where I got it from!)
Wednesday was so hot! I think I changed about five times! This is how I started the day – in Next shorts and a Warehouse top bought from a charity shop! Not very vintage I know, but I love this top!
Finally on Friday I wore full vintage for my new workshop held here at my home! The dress is a stunner which I really love. It is a 1950s cotton day dress but has a really nice side pleating detail. I also wore my red clogs from Lotta from Stockholm and a 1950s poodle window pane bag. The dress was from Scrooge, in Northampton.
Saturday was spent at my children’s athletics and then at the schools summer fete so I needed something comfy and cool as it was still quite hot. I chose a 1950s cotton skirt bought from Ampthill Antiques Emporium and a 1990s silk cami top from Monsoon (I worked there for most of the 1990s!) I love the whole 90s trend of underwear as outerwear! Again I wore the F+F shoes!
I finished the week in my mother in law’s 1970s maxi dress worn with a pair of Clarks clogs and a 1970s leather saddle bag bought from ebay. A relaxed, boho look for a morning car booting!
Which one was your favourite? Are you wearing vintage everyday? I find that even a bit of vintage jewellery can be enough to make me smile!