A New Vintage Frock

Friday, 24 July 2015




I had a bit of a trying-on session of lots of my vintage clobber last weekend. Sad times. As I bought most of them just after The Great Weight-loss Campaign and have subsequently chubbed up a bit, lots of them don't quite fit any more. Actually, lots of them never really fitted - I was hoping I'd slim down a bit more and magically get into them and, well, that never happened.

On the bright side, the fabulous Vix was in my neck of the woods at the time. All her vintage stock is so incredibly tempting that it's not really surprising that I treated myself to some new bits and bobs, is it? Then I went back the next day and bestowed a large bag of vintage goodies on her. In the spirit of decluttering, I decided to get rid of all the aforementioned stuff that never fitted, along with a load of silk scarves I never wear. Might as well let them get passed onto someone that will appreciate them!

Being the all-round excellent person she is, Vix made me take a couple more delightful vintage frocks home with me in exchange. Think we can all agree that this 70s midi is a winner, right?



As with anything midi on me, I need some extra height so I don't look too drowned by all the fabric. Enter a nice pair of sandals with enough of a heel to help out my poor stumpy legs.



My resting bitch face is strong today but I do love it, I promise! Also well done hair, you look epic here.








Dress - courtesy of Vix's amazing vintage shop
Summery wedges - Dolcis
Ring - Dorothy Perkins sale
Necklace - either Dorothy Perkins or H&M! All my jewellery comes from there...

15 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous Alex and truly you! I did a silent squee when I saw the picture (can't do it out loud as I'm in the car and CBC gets cross when I make blog exclamations!) . Vix is a fabulous darling and she chose well!!!x

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  2. I love this dress, green is so your colour! x

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  3. That dress is so perfickly Alex. Looks great!

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  4. Love this, I want to call you Maid Marian now! Sounds like you got a good deal from Vix, I would love a chance to rifle through her wares!

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  5. I love that colour. The little flower detailing is particularly lovely.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  6. I love the colour, just not so keen on the fabric, boo : ( Where did all that amazing hair come from? Wowzers, didn't realise it was so long!

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  7. That's an amazing dress, you look like Maid Marion! Nicely done on the exchange :)

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  8. Ahh good swapping! This dress is fab, I never have any luck finding vintage clothing. Feeling serious hair envy right now too - what luscious locks *swoons*

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  9. You look fab and Elise is right, Maid Marion!

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  10. Love the dress and shoes on you! Your hair looks stunning! Really a great outfit! ~Tea

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  11. This dress is gorgeous on you! I can never find vintage that fits :(

    Maria xxx

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  12. It is such a lovely colour and the shoes are fab too!

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  13. What a beautiful dress Alex, you look lovely :)
    Miss Pond x

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  14. OOh, yay for this dress, which looks amazing. And kind of yay about the vintage finding new homes..

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