On saturday my best friend Celi came to London to visit me for a weekend of fun. We headed to Dalston where we entered the boho dream of Waiste. The studio had been transformed for the day by the beautiful Sara, into a mystical treasure trove of vintage pieces, jewellery, and one off denim. There was even a teepee! After a chat with Sara we headed over to the denim customisation area where we made our own Waiste style denim jacket, adorned with crochet daisies, studs and boho ribbon. I also got to meet the lovely Jodie, who i’ve been dying to meet for ages, and she gave me some good lippie advice (mac rebel will soon be mine)! So a massive thanks to Sara and her team for making a rainy day a magical one!Read More
So if you follow me on twitter or instagram (@vintagestyleme) you will have noticed that i have gone a bit smock-crazy, aptly dubbed by Holly as “Smocktober”. I moved to London last week, and i am having the best time. Its so inspiring and so so good to be able to hang out with like minded people. Its no secret that i’m a huge fan of the smock shape, so its only right that my store has jumped on the smock shaped band wagon. The past few months I felt like i lost my fashion mojo, blogging took a bit of a back seat & I wasn’t too sure the direction I wanted Vintage Style Me to go in. My wonderful mum very kindly showed me some basic dress making tips, and from this we had a pattern made, sourced lots of beautiful vintage fabric and got making! One of these creations is this tartan number which i have been wearing non stop. I love the school girl look it has, and can also be dressed up quite grungey too! This and many more are available in store for approx £30. I think you can expect to see a lot more handmade dresses from now on, it’s definitely wear my passion is leading me, and i think the vintage will be taking a back step, and just going with amazing one of pieces as and when i see them! Hope you enjoy this little life update, and please check out all my smocks and let me know your fave or any suggestions for new designs!
Hat – VintageRead More
The Whitepepper has been one of my favourite brands for quite some time now. They introduced be to the magical smock shape and since then, there has been no going back. I happily waved goodbye to any stomach muscles i had, and fully committed to the smock way of life. The Whitepepper not only somehow managed to make my dream sailor dress, they have also managed to make an entire collection of dresses and shoes which I lust after daily, and slowly but surely I am getting an impressive collection of theirs in my wardrobe. Last night marked their two year birthday, so I met up with the beautiful Amy from Mod Dolly and headed to the party. Sponsored by Rekordlig the cider was flowing, cup cakes were on hand, and goody bags given out. Most excitingly we got to preview their winter collection, all of which is amazing! My favourite and next to purchase is the pink angel dress and the gold sequin sleeveless smock. The star of the show has to be Teddy the Daschund who was the ultimate party animal! A massive thanks to Kate & The Whitepepper team for inviting to me such an awesome night.
I look back at pictures like these of beautiful jazz dancers in the 20s; with their glamorous undone hair, and a natural beauty reminiscent of a Pre-Raphaelite painting. Draped in silks, pearls and fur, they are the epitome of classic sexiness. I wish I could be half as elegant as these girls, but my idea of sexy is a nice floral dress, with a high collar stollen from my gran. This week I moved to London, on day two I got myself a date with a very good looking creative type.. within 5 minutes i produced a pack of fruit gums from my bag and offered him one, safe to say he looked sufficiently confused & politely declined. No matter how hard I try, i just cant be one of those cool & smooth, elegant girls. On the outside. However thanks to the lovely people at Marks & Spencers (who have been my underwear saviour for years) very kindly let me choose a set of lingerie of my choice. This season marks the release of their new collection of vintage inspired lingerie in collaboration with the oh so beautiful Rosie Huntington-Whitely; Rosie for Autograph. I chose this non-padded set in a lovely vintage olive green, with cream lace trim. At least under my granny dress I can be quietly smug that I am actually a sexy wild man.
Lingerie Set in Olive – C/O Marks & SpencersRead More
I know that it’s still mid summer. The sun is shining, my little home town in Cornwall is literally swarming with angry tourists, and my daily ‘tea breaks’ have turned into 3 hour long garden sunbathing sessions. However, having bought my bikini in feburary (just a tad eager) im now thinking about those glorious inbetween months that will shortly be upon us. Autumn and spring fashion is my favourite, because you can wear your favourite dress/shoes/hat etc without a) having to cover it up in a giant floor length wind/rain/winter proof coat, or, b) like summer, feel you need to be as close as naked as publicly acceptable as it is just.too.hot. This past month I have been a little bit naughty on the shopping front. My best friend has opened the most amazing shop Satis House, full of beautiful secondhand clothes, and my fave brand The Whitepepper have just released there a/w collection, and after nearly hyperventilating, opening up about 7 tabs, calming down, and then making a cheeky purchase (they send you a £5 voucher for signing up to their mailing list..incentive ahoy!) and a few days later, two amazing dresses turned up. I will be doing outfit posts with all of these items very soon, but I damaged my foot (yes drunk) and i’ve been discovering that crutches are awfully hard to style! I hope you enjoy this little insight into my wardrobe.. I’d love to know your fave pieces!Read More
Last month my best friend Olivia and her lovely sister Cara started their dream and opened there own shop ‘Satis House’. Situated in my home town, and current summer residence of Bude, North Cornwall, Satis House is like a step back in time. They stock a range of second hand clothes, antiquities and oddities, with a very Miss Havisham, victorian overtone. The lavish fitting rooms with luxurious velvet curtains are the perfect setting to play dress up, and peacock clad walls are a beautiful back drop for all the lovely furniture, tea sets & other random curios they have in stock! Here are some pics from there opening party.. They would have been better but i was indulging in the long island ice tea’s they were offering! If you’re ever in Cornwall this amazing shop is def worth a visit, if not you can see the wonderful collection of stock on their facebook page here!Read More
I have pretty much been wearing this dress non-stop since it arrived a few months ago. If you follow me on instagram (@vintagestyleme) you will have seen that this is a strong contender for both day & night wear. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will be well aware of my love of sailor dresses, and myself and Alice’s epic quest for ‘the perfect sailor dress’. I can now feel complete as this beautiful nude one from my fave brand The Whitepepper is it. It is everything i want from a sailor dress, its as if the lovely ladies behind this fab brand went into my mind & made my ideal dress for me!
Dress – The Whiepepper
Boots – Vintage
On saturday the lovely Kim (Sweet Monday Blog) and I went to Swindon for the day for the Steph & Sam’s engagement party. Set in the amazing Lydiard Park, grounds of a beautiful stately home, with huge trees and a gorgeous lake with swans, it was the perfect setting for a celebration! It was a gloriously sunny day, with a huge barbecue and lots of yummy salads and food that all the guests had bought! I finally got to meet the famous Alfie & Tilley, Steph’s internet famous dogs who were proudly rocking there custom made Crown & Glory collars. The super fun Chloe was also there taking photos for the happy couple, and it was a fab day of drinking, filling our faces and soaking up the sun! Steph & Sam are jetting of to Orlando for the ceremony, so it was so fun to be ale to celebrate with them closer to home!Read More
I’ve seen this dress doing it’s rounds on the bloggesphere the past month, and when the lovely Charlie of Charlestown Vintage featured it on her blog, i started a little search to find it. Sadly it either never made it online or sold out pretty much instantly (yes i do check all stores ‘new in’ section on a daily basis!) so when my best friend & I popped into our local River Island, i saw it there, the last one & in my size I had to have it! I adore the paisley print & the deep red colour. And of course it is a smock my all time favourite shape! Its perfect for these warm summer days we’re having at last, and also looks super cute with tights for when it inevitably gets colder again. Also showing off for the first time are my new summer cut-out shoes from ASOS. They’re the first pair of black broques i’v owned, and i am definitely converted from my trusty brown leather, what do you guys think?
Dress – River Island
Shoes – ASOS
Bag – Second Hand