Monday, December 12, 2011

Cherry Pie

Hello all! It's nice to be back in the blogosphere after the big move to LONDON. We're just about settled in to the new place - more on that (with photos!) tomorrow. Meanwhile here's what I've been wearing a lot lately...

I bought this little rabbit fur hat back in about July (top ebay tip, buy stuff out of season for the best bargains), along with a matching muff and purse. I think the set is actually intended for a little girl, given the size of the muff, but the hat is a perfect fit and I've been looking forward to wearing it ever since it arrived.

My 'crochet' tights are also getting a lot of wear recently - they're a great alternative to opaques, easy to wear, and a good way of being able to wear pale-coloured tights without looking 1960s (nothing wrong with looking 1960s - I've been feeling very 1960s-inspired of late - but it's not what I'm going for right now).

I've also been experimenting with this new hairstyle, which works great with this style of hat. It's basically a simple turned-inside-out ponytail, but instead of leaving it at that I just kept going, pulling the ponytail through repeatedly until it resembled a 1940s back roll, then pinned in place. Easy peasy, and (with enough pins), pretty secure.


Hat, ebay; 1940s coat, ebay; 1940s rayon blouse, etsy; Skirt, charity shop; Patterned tights, New Look or H&M; Belt and shoes, M&S.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely hat! I would love to see the matching muff and purse! Do show!

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  2. I ADORE the hat!!! So so pretty- I look forward to the other pieces! Oh if only I'd known you were already in London, I'd have mentioned it- I went to the London Swing dance society's Lindyhop competition , would have been great for you to see it, so inspiring, on Saturday and it was brilliant!!! (Photos on my blog if you're interested!)
    Welcome to London!

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  3. I absolutely love this skirt. I need a red skirt, very badly.

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  4. Oh, fabulous!! I have a set just like that, only mine has little cat faces on it; I was a little shy about wearing the cap last winter, as its so tiny and fluffy, but it looks so cute on you that I can't wait to give it a go again! :)

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  5. I didn't realised you had moved to London! How exciting!! Now I'll get to see you at all the meet-ups! YAY!

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  6. That hat is too cute :) Congrats on the move!

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  7. Welcome back!!! :) Hope you're getting all settled into your new place. I just adore your outfit--that hat is quite the find! I am so excited about seeing the rest of the pieces in the set. :) I love how you did your hair too... wishing right now I hadn't chopped so much of mine off so I could give it a try! ;)

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  8. I like the skirt especially for its warm red colour and your shoes of course. They're gorgeous.
    Congratulations to your moving to London. That's great. Unfortunately I havent't been there for 30 years.
    Have a colourful day!

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  9. Love, love, LOVE the outfit. Pinned!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

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  10. This is a great look, glad the move went well and you're getting settled! X

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  11. That ponytail-roll style is really good- and simple too!

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  12. Lovely outfit and wonderful hat!! I must have missed you saying you were moving - I've been refreshing my bloglist everyday searching for your daily post - teehee! Glad the move went well! xx

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  13. Welcome to London town - Looking forward to pics!

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