With party season just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to be scouting out your perfect dress or outfit, whether you’re attending the annual family get together, a wild night out with work, or just want to get into the festive spirit with a new frock. That’s why I was over the moon when Simply Be got in touch wanting me to review some pieces from their new party range. Read More »
What better way to celebrate the arrival of autumn than with a new coat? Thanks to my mum, I can keep warm this season in this gorgeous tan coat. It makes a change from my usual black or fur coats and I’m loving that the fur collar is easily detachable. The most surprising thing? It’s from Sainsbury’s! Or, I should say, TU clothing.
Admittedly, I’ve been feeling a little down lately after putting on post-grad weight and trying to adjust to adult life whilst freelancing, it’s been hard! But a few days at home with my parents, a bit of retail therapy and a refreshing autumnal walk is just what I needed.
Like I said, I love this coat; the colour, the fur collar and the button detailing. The only thing I would complain about is its lack of pockets – why do fashion designers think it’s okay to sew up women’s pockets on everything? I’m sure this is a feminist issue!
Sometimes wearing cinched in the middle dresses and vintage inspired cuts just isn’t feasible, especially during the summer or for more casual occasions. I’ve always loved H&M, and if I’m not wearing a cute 50’s dress, I’m usually in something from the Swedish high street chain. Here is an example of one of my more ‘dressed-down’ outfits.
A few months ago, In Retrospect magazine contacted me to see if I wanted to review a piece from Voodoo Vixen’s new collection. I jumped at the chance as I’ve been meaning to purchase something from the East London retro reproduction company for quite a while now and oftenfind myself drooling over their gorgeous creations before remembering my waning student budget.
With a subtle tropical vibe, this Gas Axe Inc dress fits perfectly with the current botanical trend. I would usually steer well clear from a white dress but with the beautiful, unique print I could not help myself. I love reproduction vintage because it saves the hassle of finding an affordable piece that fits, flatters and is good enough quality for regular wear.
Beautifully designed with a flattering cut, JOY’s Louche Ineesha Bird Print Dress has become a staple in my spring/summer wardrobe. I am always drawn to blue and the cute bird print reminded me so much of Snow White that I fell in love straight away. Read More »
I recently attended York Does Vintage, one of the several Britain Does Vintage fairs that take place across the country. In the beautiful setting of York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the fair tied two of my favourite things together – vintage and history. The grade 1 listed building has a rich history, dating back to 1357 and houses extraordinary collections of furniture, paintings and silverware.
The oak beams in the main hall create the perfect setting for a vintage fair. Britain Does Vintage put on multi-award winning fairs across the whole of Britain. Offering vintage clothing, homeware and accessories as well as retro inspired designs from a wide range of eras and styles. In the main hall, there was also pop up tearoom and live music to add to the ‘olden day’ vibe.