the fifties dress and studded leather jacket

A couple of weeks ago, I won the most beautiful late fifties / early sixties cotton dress on eBay. For the absolute bargain of £15 (I bid with just three seconds to spare – what can I say? I live life on the edge…..), I found myself the proud owner of a dress that actually gives me a bit of a feminine shape. I’ve always been quite ‘pencil’ like – no curves whatsoever – but whilst I’m wearing this dress, I seem to have a waist, a bottom and some hips. Like an actual girl! 

I’m thinking in the winter, it will look great with some thick opaques, ankle boots and my favourite vintage mustard coat (with the huge fur collar), and, if I’ve got the balls, my faux fur hat that I bought last year. I’ve yet to wear this yet because firstly, I’m a total chicken and secondly, it’s a teeny bit small for my head. Although it perches nicely on top, there’s a real risk that it might come flying off in an errant breeze – leaving me with hat hair and a freezing head. I do love it though! (Man up, Vicky!)

At the moment though, it’s still far too warm to be thinking about giant coats, so for now I’m sticking it on with the leather jacket I studded myself, some chunky ankle boots and great big flicks of eyeliner. 


  1. Jo Crawford
    September 28, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, that's such a beautiful dress! What a bargain at £15 too, I wish I had the nerve to hold out till 3 seconds to go!! x

  2. Oranges and Apples
    September 29, 2013 / 9:52 am

    score on the dress! It looks beautiful!

  3. LandGirl1980
    September 30, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Oooooh! Love it with the leather jacket 🙂 And the mustard jacket (obvs)

  4. Mim
    September 30, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    That's a beautiful outfit – the colours blend so well together.

  5. KatGotTheCream
    October 1, 2013 / 9:19 am

    Ooh have you dyed your hair? – it's a lovely colour and goes so well with that dress. Also, where are those ace boots from (vintage?).PS Loving your newly curated desk space too 🙂

  6. Helen - sittinginthekitchensink
    October 4, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    What a bargain! Love the shape of the dress and the colours – it really suits you. x

  7. Fur Clearing House
    November 1, 2013 / 8:16 am


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