Posts Tagged ‘OOTD’

Vintage 1970s autumn maxi dress fashion blog by Kate Beavis

Can you wear a vintage maxi dress in autumn/winter?

I recently bought this amazing 1970s vintage maxi dress from a local vintage shop. I fell in love with it straight away; the colours and pattern slightly reminding me of William Morris. It is a needlecord, in a deep green colour with large mustard flowers and a frill neckline. But there was one thing holding […] Read more…

Vintage V&A design at Oasis as featured on Kate Beavis blog

Vintage V&A textile design at Oasis

Have you heard that Oasis has raided the archives of textile design at the V&A museum to bring us some corkers, printed onto their usual vintage style clothing? Well, this is their second season doing this, and I for one love them. To be honest, I love the brand anyway but especially love this idea. […] Read more…

Nautical fashion by Oasis with vintage accessories worn by Kate Beavis Vintage

Nautical Chic meets Vintage Love

Yesterday I embraced my inner sailor with this nautical look! I love a breton stripe and have many striped tops, which look great worn with jeans. My favourite shape in vintage and modern clothing is a wide, structured skirt, which is both elegant and flattering. I have many of these skirts and recently bought two […] Read more…

Black and White geometic dress and vintage accessories worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

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 […] Read more…

Vintage fashion worn by Kate Beavis 4

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Well another week has passed, and I am still enjoying rediscovering my wardrobe. And interestingly I am not feeling like I need to go shopping as it has become very clear that I have a lot of clothes!!! For anyone new to my blog: I am doing #dressupjune embracing my vintage fashion daily, and generally […] Read more…

Vintage Midas of Miami bag worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was hot, it was cold and boy did it rain! I managed some vintage fashion every day as part of #dressupjune. Here is what I wore: Monday I wore an original 1960s day dress with a cherry motif all over with a matching belt. So often reproduction clothing embraces the cherry, so I […] Read more…

Kate Beavis wearing 1950s vintage skirt and bag

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Well I am now in week 2 of #dressupjune and I am totally loving re-discovering my vintage fashion! I haven’t worn jeans in two weeks, choosing to wear a pretty frock instead! I really hope I continue this beyond June as I feel better, more confident and let’s face it, a pretty vintage outfit makes […] Read more…

Vintage Kate Beavis in vintage jaeger and Burberry

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

I started #dressupjune last Monday to encourage myself and others to ditch their jeans and embrace their vintage fashion. I’ve kept it up all week and here is what I’ve been wearing! First up is a vintage French dress bought at a car boot sale, a vintage Jaegar jacket, Lotta from Stockholm clogs (bought through Amazon) […] Read more…

Vintage fashion; Jean Allen 1960s dress, Jaeger jacket, Marks and Spencer box bag, Lotta from Stockholm clogs worn by Kate Beavis

Vintage Fashion on the school run?

Last week I have cleared out my spare room, which doubles up as my dressing room, ready for decorating. It’s one of the last rooms to be done in our five year renovation project and I’m really looking forward to creating my 1970s meets 1920s boudoir! However, what was clear is that I have a […] Read more…

Babycham's 1950s vintage style shoes reviewed by Kate Beavis

1950s vintage style shoes from Babycham

Yes you heard right, this blog is about vintage style shoes from Babycham Footwear. They recently contacted me to ask me to try some of their shoes and to select my favourite. To be honest I had no idea they even made shoes, but as one of my most popular blogs, You’re Beautiful My Deer […] Read more…

Tu at Sainsburys Vintage Style dress worn with vintage accessories plus Lotta of Sweden clogsby Kate Beavis

Tu at Sainsbury’s Vintage Style Dress

Today I’m wearing a new dress by Tu at Sainsburys which has a real vintage vibe. Infact they have a few dresses in stock right now that are great modern versions of a classic style. And as you know I like to mix my vintage with modern, and this is a great style to do […] Read more…

vintage beaded purse bag Play Purse on Kate Beavis

My Vintage Play Purse

Remember those beaded little purses in the 1970s, that you spent hours picking the beads from? My daughter has two and they bring back so many memories. Well imagine if us grown ups could have one. Hell yeah, it turns out we can! Play Purse have created a Play Purse big enough for you  to […] Read more…

Freddies of Pinewood vintage style jeans featured by Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Me and My Freddies

Back in the 1940s and 50s, Americans knew how to wear jeans. To be fair they probably still do, but at a time when we were still living through austerity, the US wore their jeans with style. They wore them high, the wore them turned up, they wore them dark and they wore them wide. […] Read more…

Monsoon: Vintage Style

I have to admit that I love Monsoon. I worked for them throughout the 90s and have recently rediscovered  them due to spending more time at St Pancras station due to my consultancy work. I love their boho style which is something I am embracing more and more as I find myself mixing modern and vintage […] Read more…

OOTD: MK’s 1940s weekend

Today was a fab day! The whole family downed tools and went out for the day (literally…Mr YVL put down his spade and I closed the laptop). We went to Milton Keynes museum who are hosting a 1940s weekend today and tomorrow. Read all about it on our sister site here. Not only was it […] Read more…

OOTD: hot, hot, hot!

So what to wear in this incredible heat? How to do vintage in 30 degrees is a toughie when generally you just want to wear an oversized sack! I dream of looking like the Gil Evgren pin up, hair all bouncy as well as other bouncy bits!!   Well today I chose a 1970s fine […] Read more…

OOTD: Party Girl

2 parties in one day! Well doesnt life begin at 40! Well the first one was a 4th birthday party with a bouncy castle and a son dressed as spiderman. Thankfully the second one was for the adults. I wore a 1950s cotton day dress in blue. It falls really nicely as it has side […] Read more…

OOTD: 60s flower power

Today I ditched the 1950s with a vengeance to embrace the 1960s flower power vibe. It was so hot that  a floaty maxi dress was in order. This one is fab with its bright citrus colours. Surprisingly it is made in England by Blanes..this look is usually from Hawaii or Miami and very rarely from the […] Read more…

OOTD: A trip to the register office

Yesterday was my 40th birthday. Well, as the phrase goes: Life begins at 40! So how best to celebrate but to go to the register office and get married! We had an amazing wedding day last Saturday enjoying an intimate and romantic ceremony under a large tree beside the river. This was a Humanist ceremony and […] Read more…

OOTD: 50s Hot Rods

So we are off to the yearly Hot Rod show here in Bedford. We go every year, usually camping over the whole weekend but with the wedding next week (triple eeek!) we just went for one day. We will feature this event in our new website; Vintage Bedford & MK (watch this space as it’s […] Read more…

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