Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A little bit of the 80s!

I am a 40s, 50s vintage girl at heart, with an occasional bit of the 60s thrown in for variation. The 80s don't even get a look in. Until now!

I saw this little number and it reminded me of ric rac trimmed patio dresses of the 50s. The reality was a bit more polyester than I would have liked, but the overall feel was just what I wanted.

Although not technically ric rac trimmed, the ribbon and lace detail is super cute! 

And I love any outfit that I can wear a hat with!

I don't have anything off the shoulder in my wardrobe, it's just perfect for sunny days!

Outfit Details
Dress- Beyond Retro
Hat- Accessorize
Sandals- New Look
Belt- H&M
Handbag- Vintage from Goodwood 2015
Sunglasses- New Look

I have definitely not got the hang of vintage shopping quite yet! 
It may not have been a wise move to buy an unlined polyester summer dress, but it was so pretty!
It is also made out of a see through lining fabric, which is only obvious in the sunlight outside. And when I say see through, boy do I mean it! 
I realised in good time though so I ran back inside and slipped on a white linen pencil skirt underneath because I don't have any half slips! (Note to self- buy nude half slip!)

It was a lot of fun taking these pictures! I think the more playful an outfit is, the more playful you are for the pictures!

Oh how I love all white accessories in the summer! 

The hat is my favourite part of the look! It's so much fun playing around with hats! Like playing dress up! I can't believe I never wore hats before this year!!! 




  1. Lovely, summery photos! It's funny how trends come around and around - one of the first thoughts that I had on seeing this post was how trendy this dress would be if you found it at a high street shop. I definitely see the 50s influence, but I'd say this has become a perfectly timeless summer style.

  2. Big pants, that's all you need with something sheer, they do it on the catwalks all the time! I did the same thing on Honeymoon with an embellished tunic, I didn't realise it was see-through, and I hadn't packed any slips. Whoops. It was kind of dark so I don't think it was too bad... You look so pretty here, I love your playful shots. Looking happy is the greatest beauty serum! xx

  3. I don't think anyone would look at this outfit and think 80s, so you're a-ok ;) Cute, fun, summery pictures - make me feel happy looking at them!

  4. Soooo gorgeous! Love the dress and hat, such a perfect summer outfit x

  5. Love this look!! It's so fun and perfect for summer. The dress and hat are super cute. We were on the same vintage style wave link for sure. I also wore a vintage off the shoulder dress and had to go with a straw hat in my latest blog post at <3