Saturday, 4 February 2012

Outfit post - Winter roses

I'm not feeling up to much other than catching up on work at the moment, so here is a little outfit/hair post. This is just what I wore to go shopping then to swimming on Wednesday.

Coat - On sale for £18 (I paid £45!) -
Jeans - Freddies of Pinewood
Black velvet gloves - Accessorize, about ten years ago
Scarf of amazingness - knitted by my mum in the 70s, check out her brand new blog!

40s Style sweater - TK Maxx (why is it TK Maxx here and TJ Maxx in the States?)

Here's my hair. I'd just brushed out a beehive and decided to do something with it while it was all full of volume from the hairspray remnants. My hair isn't really long enough for a snood, but it fills it out quite nicely when my hair is all fuzzed out like this. Snood crocheted by my sister, have a look at her blog for more vintage sewing, knitting and crochet.

Here's the front, I was pleased with my rolls that day, shame I had to brush them out a couple of hours later to go swimming! The rose bracelet was a Christmas gift from my friend Louella.

Here are the shoes I have on above - Dacey by Rocket Dog, from Amazon on sale. I wanted something suitable for Winter, vegan, in a neural-ish colour, and which would not look out of place with a variety of vintage-styled outfits. I chose the weirdest colour but there are four others, and while it's described as 'tan' the butterscotch yellow colour of these shoes fits in with my Autumn/Winter colour picks so matches my wardrobe plan.


  1. Ooh! Love that scarf - its fab! Your hair looks lovely too! Thanks for the tips on my a novice clothes maker I had no idea it would be too thin! Will try and get some lining for it as I would really love a skirt in that fabric :)

  2. You look beautiful! I love your hair.

  3. Lovely - can I ask, are those the side button jeans, or the 1940s work pants?

    1. They're the 'Jeanies', I don't think they make them any more. It's a zip inside the pocket with a single button fastening at the top. I need new ones, these are wearing out!

  4. ~ your hair looks fantastic! ~ ...I can hardly believe your bracelet, because I *think* I have the same one in sky blue. I'm stunned. Yours is gorgeous...prepare for people to stop you in the street to compliment you on it ~ serious! ~ it happens. Mine gets mistaken for turquoise of course, because of the color. I will post a picture.

    When's your birthday?? <3

  5. I wanted to let you know that you received a blog award on my blog. Congrats

    BTW- You hair looks great there, but I think it always looks great, my rolls look pretty sad every time I make them :(