Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Landgirl Chic

This is an outfit post I've been planning for a while - I've been sporting variations on this look quite often recently - and the sun finally came out long enough to actually snap some pics (one might almost think it was summer...).


Can I talk about my lipstick for a moment? It's another one from Superdrug's MUA range (same as the bright pink I wore recently) and it was a pound. £1. One hundred English pennies. And it's great! I mean, obviously it doesn't compare with my Chanel, but it's pretty darn awesome for a quid: It's nice and creamy, goes on smoothly, and has reasonable staying power. It's perhaps a touch more drying than my expensive brand, but nothing a little vaseline can't take care of. And did I mention, it's a quid.

I'm enjoying having different colour options with my lipsticks - I've stuck faithfully to my bright red Chanel for a really long time, and it was time to branch out. I bought these two (this and the hot pink) cheapo lipsticks because I wanted to experiment with new colours to see how I got on with them before splashing out on a pricey version, but I can see I'm going to have to start saving up.

I love that this slightly darker red colour goes with my maroon headscarf, and complements the orangey-coral necklace much better than a true red.


It's kind of hard to see in the pics, but this is actually a playsuit, not a dress. It caught my eye when I was charity shopping a couple of months ago. I initially thought I'd sell it, but when I tried it on it was comfortable and a nice fit, and despite being modern-ish (no later than early 90s judging by the huge shoulder pads - which I removed) I thought it had a certain Landgirl-esque charm.

I've also been wearing headscarves a lot recently - my new haircut is too short to tie in a ponytail, so I quite often sweep it up into a headscarf to keep it off my neck for the gym or doing housework (what? I do housework!).


Playsuit, charity shop; Headscarf, car boot sale; Lucite brooch, ebay; Bakelite bangles, various; Necklace, found in the attic; Shoes, purchased in Thailand; Handbag, can't remember (car boot sale maybe?).

12 comments:

  1. I like MUA for a 'different' lippy colour, as you say, low cost and looks fab. Love those colours on you too!

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  2. Hmm.. For just a quid I think I'll have to search out that brand! I love the headscarf, I'm trying to work myself up to wearing things like that out in public haha!

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  3. You look absolutely darling! Love this summery landgirl inspired look, it suits you wonderfully.


    ♥ Jessica

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  4. I love it :) And the play suit! I like the fact that it is longer in the leg - all the ones I have found of late have been waaaaay above the knee. I guess I shall have to start looking for a pattern and make my own!

    Unfortunately for my purse, MUA lippies are rubbish on my lips - they just go everywhere despite blotting and lip-liner. My daily staple is Boots Natural Collection for a whole 99 pence more :)

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  5. The lipstick are a hit!
    The playsuit looks lovely- I recently found one from a high street brand's 'Tall' range which helped with the length issues (I'm not tall!)
    Love the headscarf look xXx

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  6. Really like this outfit, and the play suit is really cute! I like the print. I've been trying to branch out a bit too with lipstick, bringing a coral into my arsenal. I still do prefer my reds, but it's fun especially in summer to try a few new things.

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  7. What an adorable look. Great find on the playsuit.

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  8. How beautiful!I always feel that you create a work of art with your outfits!

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  9. I thought it was a dress! Rather fun, love the colour and the pattern. Purples and greens are my favourites but I'm also very fond of browns and dark reds, anything rich in shade.

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  10. Love love loce this outfit!! The dress is gorgeous, and the headscarf really suits :) me like lots!


    Was lovely to meet you the other day at Vintage Nation, sorry for being a little shy at first, it's just funny meeting someone in the flesh when you've only ever seen them on a screen! heh. And the mister was right, that dress was amazing, cannot believe you made that yourself.

    Hope the shop is doing well!

    Emma
    xxx

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  11. I saw a vintage pattern for sale on ebay that looked like that dress. Its exactly how I want my playsuit to look...when I get enough skills to draft one (I just can't find the right modern pattern - I don't do 'pin up' playsuits).

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