My brother was home from university last week and although the weather was rubbish for most of it, we managed to pop out on Sunday morning before he had to leave. We went for a walk around Ashbourne, which it a nice local town with lots of antiques stores. We didn't stay very long because it was cold despite the sunshine, but it was nice to have a break from the rain we've been having recently.
Vintage showgirl playsuit - Vintfox Boutique
Cardigan (just visible on 1st photo) - high street | Skirt - Matalan (old)
Coat - M&S via local boutique | Bag - high street (Primark?)
Diamond-pattern tights - high street | Shoes - Deichmann
Sunglasses (seen in 1st photo) - Primark
One thing I don't own which I must think about buying is a large black handbag. A have a handful of really nice smaller black handbags both vintage and modern, but sometimes you just need a really big one in which to store all your junk. Or at least I do.
My hair was inspired (roughly speaking) by this tutorial by Retro Chick. The actual tutorial video wouldn't play for me when I tried it in the morning, and I didn't have the time or patience to fiddle with it, so I just made the style up as I went along. I must also invest in some more hair ornaments as I never seem to have enough or the right size or the right colour to do what I want to do.
I am hoping for some good weather this summer so that I might be able to wear the playsuit on its own, maybe with a cover-up of some kind. The back of it is made of lace, and it's too lovely not to show off.
In other news, I was contacted recently regarding applications for The Great British Sewing Bee. Apparently they have had a lot of applications from vintage enthusiasts who sew their own clothes or upcycle items for a vintage wardrobe. If you think you would be interested in applying, you can find the details here. Please do let me know if you decide to apply, I'd love to know how you get on.