This is what I wore yesterday - I'm running a day behind on my outfit posts.
August has been such a total washout that I actually rotated my closet for autumn weeks ago, but the sun seems to have finally decided to put in a reappearance. This is the skirt I got at the weekend in Winchester. I rarely go full-on fifties style - when I emulate a specific era rather than a general, mix-and-match "vintage inspired" style, it's generally forties. But fifties is a lot of fun to wear - plus it's much easier to pull my hair into a ponytail than victory rolls!
The canal is across the road from where we live - people think we have one of those posh blue houses when we give our address (we're on Canal Place; this is Canal Wharf).
80s-does-50s skirt, charity shop in Winchester; Cardigan, car boot sale; Sandals, Marks & Spencer; 1950s hand painted box basket purse, either ebay or etsy; Lucite daisy brooch, Squirrel Antiques; 1950s sunglasses, ebay; Petticoat, charity shop.
And in keeping with the candy theme, here are some sweet-toothed vintage adverts from the early-mid 50s. I'll try to scan some more later on - I've got so many more with great graphics (the trouble with my 1950s magazines is that they're bigger than the scanner, so I have to scan and stitch, which is time-consuming).