Friday, April 22, 2011

Sugar Sugar

A sugar-sweet outfit for a sunny day (I hope this amazing weather continues - we're going camping next week!). I feel like I've been clicking the "1950s" label a lot recently - perhaps I go for 1950s styles more when the sun's out. Do you have a seasonal era preference?

Thanks to the candy colours in this skirt I've been walking round all day humming "you are my candy girl". By way of random triva, that song was actually on the first cassette tape I ever owned, when I was perhaps four or five. It included random classics like "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and "Johnny Reggae" (all songs from way before my time - I obviously got into vintage very early), and I played it on my tan plastic Fisher-Price cassette player.

Anyway, the outfit... 80s gingham skirt, charity shop; Sandals, Marks & Spencer; Bangles, earrings and cupcake ring, purchased in Thailand; Feather cocktail hat, Janine Basil; Vintage milk glass bead necklace, can't remember; Camisole, Marks & Spencer; Shirt, made in Thailand; Cat eye sunglasses, ebay; Wicker handbag, etsy; 1950s crinoline, Marmaduke's.



Vintage photo effects by Lo-Fi App.

17 comments:

  1. Cute outfit! :) That skirt really is full of candy colours. We have a record player. I love it! I used to love making mix tapes too :)
    Ashley x

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  2. I feel a bit the same about the summer and the 50's - which I have been at odds with for a while now. I have been thinking "hmm this looks retro - but not 40's" and feeling a bit glum about it. You have just hit the nail on the head for me! Thanks!

    Also - love that skirt! :)

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  3. So lovely! I adore the skirt--doesn't look 80's at all! You've got such a great eye. P.S. absolutely adored your dress over at the Sew Weekly too!

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  4. This outfit is so pretty, I love the colours!! Pretty skirt and sunglasses!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  5. Lovely skirt, and bag and sunglasses. Very chic :-)

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  6. What a great skirt! I tend to feel a little more '50s when it's sunny and warm, though sometimes '30s when it's sultry. I like late '30s and '40s for winter. Glad I'm not the only one who does that! =D
    -Andi x

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  7. Oh, I definitely wear more 50s gear in the summer, whereas my winterwear is more inspired by the 40s and wiggle silhouette of the early 60s.

    That skirt is just to die for, by the way!

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  8. I had one of those tan plastic Fisher Price casette players too. With dark brown buttons? I loved it! :) Love your skirt btw

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  9. Very lovely outfit! Perfect for spring :)

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  10. LOVE that skirt! It's terribly terribly darling! Rainbow gingham check! How colorful and bright! This outfit reminds me so much of one of my most favorite movies - Chocolat. If you haven't seen it, you must, for the clothing alone! TO DIE FOR! Love the entire thing!

    xoxo,
    Sunni

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  11. That skirt is fabulous!!!! Love the whole outfit too!

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  12. That is a GREAT outfit. Just today I've been working on a dress where I'm working on a very full skirt and am using a large check. Hurrah!

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  13. Very cute. Love the song choice too. Keep up the good work.

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  14. That last shot of you is beautiful. I love this dress a lot.

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