Monday, August 2, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Miss

I really like this dress (it's got a lovely ditsy print of apples, cherries and strawberries), but I don't wear it often because it's so modern and a few inches shorter than I normally wear, so it's a little outside my comfort zone. I pulled it out of the wardrobe today and thought, "hmm, the colour actually goes quite well with my new cat-eye sunglasses," so challenged myself to style it up with retro accessories. I should have added my red bangles. I forgot.

Dress, ebay (originally Topshop); Vintage plastic rosebud necklace and headscarf, car boot sales; 1950s handbag, cat eye sunglasses and belt, ebay.

The headscarf is inspired by the cover of one of my 1940s Everywoman magazines.


  1. Really cute.

    I wanted to let you know that I've got some pics up on my blog from the photo shoot of the retro-looking skirt I just made along with a quick and easy tutorial of how to make one in under 25 minutes with just leftover material and no pattern. Come by and see if you get a chance.

    Trudy of Sewing With Trudy

  2. I love this look, you really have a stunning figure. Very Marilyn-esque!


  3. Hey, just wanted to say I just discovered your blog and I'm loving it so far! :D Everything about your outfit here is perfect, the glasses are my favorite bit I think.

  4. I love the dress, and your glasses are amazing!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  5. That ruffle around the bottom of the dress is adorable ~ your outfit is very cute and vintage. Love it!

    b. of Depict This!


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