Vivien of Holloway Fashion.

Before I even start to talk about Vivien of Holloway the Brand, I simply have to say how much I love that the lady herself, Vivien, spells her name just like one of my Old Hollywood Favourites, Vivien Leigh. If you don’t know who she is, I’d advise checking IMDB as soon as possible. Inspirations aside, now that I’ve shared my little Fan Girl moment, it’s time for me to focus on another favourite subject of mine; Vintage Fashion!

Vivien of Holloway was founded in 2000 by the lady herself, who from a young age had huge enthusiasm for 1950s Fashion and almost twenty years later, it has became a major phenomenon for all Vintage Lovers like myself! One of the unique things about Vivien of Holloway is that all their clothes follow vintage sizing, which continues the authenticity of creating wonderful reproductions from the era. I think this is such a unique concept, but definitely important to mention as if you know anything about Old Hollywood Fashion, you’ll know how different sizing was.

Research shows that the majority of sizes from the vintage era now vary by two, for example, I’m a UK Size 8 and my Vivien of Holloway dress is a Vintage Size 12 – with the measurements being 34-26-38. Although my hips are roughly 34-35 inches, the garment I’m wearing is fitted on the bust and waist but flared on the hips, so this didn’t affect the fitting.

Technical information aside, as my favourite eras for fashion are the 1940s and 1950s, Vivien’s dresses are an absolute dream and honestly, if I could afford to buy all the dresses – I’m pretty sure I would! There is so much variety in style, colour, length and pattern so I can pretty much guarantee there’s something for everyone on this amazing website.

As soon as I saw the, 1950s Halterneck Midnight Rose Dress I knew that I simply had to have this in my wardrobe! Floral patterns are without doubt my favourites to wear, I love recreating the 1940s and 1950s look, it makes me feel like my true self. Furthermore, it just so happens that pink is the colour I adore the most and roses are the flowers that have a special place in my heart. Plus, with the base colour being black, this adds further class and glamour by creating a bold shade contrast.

At £89.00, the clothes may not be the cheapest available to buy, however, if you want an authentic vintage reproduction and a beautifully made product, then every penny is truly worth it. This dress is simply made for the Summer Season and if you’re like me and live in dresses – you might as well wear it all year round! I love that Vivien’s dresses have so much versatility, not only would this look great for a Party, you could also happily wear it for a Picnic on a lovely sunny day. Plus, with the cotton fabric, you’ll feel comfortable all throughout the day and the stunning boned bodice creates extra curves and definition, giving you the ultimate 1950s Pin Up figure!

Although the dresses don’t come with petticoats or belts, there are a huge number of choices and colours to choose from on their website. However, if you don’t fancy spending money on further accessories, there’s no need to worry as the clothes look just as lovely without – it’s just great to have more options and Vivien of Holloway definitely has them!

Lastly, a huge thank you to Vivien herself for creating such an incredible Brand for all the Old Souls and Vintage Lovers!

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Lindy Bop Fashion.

One of the great things about Social Media, is being able to discover new things and especially if you’re me, finding Vintage Style Modern Fashion Brands like the amazing, Lindy Bop! Founded in 2011, Lindy Bop has gone from strength to strength in becoming a huge favourite for Vintage Lovers like myself and is available to buy worldwide. The great thing about 1940s and 1950s clothing is that it’s truly timeless, with many pieces looking like they were made yesterday. Over half a century on, hundreds of clothes are still inspired each Season by the bygone days of Classic Hollywood. Therefore, when you like to pretend you’ve just left Graumanns Chinese Theatre on the arms of Clark Gable, discovering a Brand like Lindy Bop is simply a dream come true!

There is a huge selection of gorgeous designs to browse through online and I could honestly spend hours doing so! From pencil skirts to my favourite floral prints, there truly is something for every body, even if you’re not into the whole Vintage Fashion, which is incomprehensible to little old me, but, each to their own! The two dresses that I simply had to choose were the following, “Lorelei” Tropical Pin Up Floral Print Halterneck Swing Dress and “Nadia” Print Tropical Bird Print Cotton Swing Dress. Both are just £30, yes, I really did just say that. In fact, my two favourites are currently on sale and just £15 each – that’s basically two amazing dresses for one incredible price!

What is really amazing about Lindy Bop’s dresses is that they look exactly as they’re photographed, there’s no colour variation or style differences – what you see really is what you get. Furthermore, sizing is most definitely accurate, so you know that you can stick to what you normally wear.

The Lorelei Dress had won me over by just the name alone, Marilyn fans will understand my excitement straight away! Not only is it the perfect summer clothing, with a gorgeous vibrant tropical pattern – it features real pin up drawings by Roy Best and Jules Erbit! I actually didn’t even realize these amazing works of art were even on the dress until it arrived – so you can imagine how overjoyed I was! Another huge bonus about the dress is it has two side pockets, something which is pretty much essential but sadly quite rare. I absolutely adore the sweetheart neckline and flared style skirt, it’s so very flattering for all shapes and sizes and quintessential vintage. What stands out the most on the Lorelei has to be the stunning halterneck bow, which is ultra feminine. Ultimately, I cannot fault this gorgeous clothing.

The Nadia Dress is made from breathable quality stretch cotton fabric, a must for the Summer Weather, especially if you’re taking it with you on Vacation. Not only is the style incredibly comfy but it’s beautifully fitted, what more could you ask for?! My favourite sweetheart neckline is once again present however, this time it is accompanied with cap sleeves that add definition to the style. Once again, side pockets are designed into the dress, but are discreetly concealed so they don’t stand out or take away from the style. With the flared skirt, you have plenty of room to twirl around like a 1950s Princess and there’s definitely no feeling of being restricted or uncomfortable.

I am overjoyed with Lindy Bop’s Clothes, they are made with such good quality, have a signature style and are available for an incredible price – what’s more to love!? I can’t thank Lindy Bop and in particularly Jade, for making this collaboration happen and I will definitely be adding many more dresses from this amazing Brand to my wardrobe in the not too distant future!

Please note, I pride myself in making sure I write honest reviews and although I was fortunate enough to be gifted these items, I was not told to say any of the following statements I have made.

Lastly, a huge thank you to Lindy Bop for making a Modern Vintage Girl’s dream come true!

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Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground Lipstick.

There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful lipstick and with Charlotte Tilbury’s products, that’s definitely what you get! I picked up this beauty yesterday after spotting it a few weeks before Christmas, when I fell in love with Lost Cherry.

It’s a slightly different style to Lost Cherry which is from the Matte Revolution range, whereas Velvet Underground is part of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection. The first thing that caught my attention was the shade of the lipstick, a vibrant fuchsia pink! Although I adore the colour pink, I tend to wear red lipsticks a lot more, I’m not really sure why, I guess I just feel they suit me better.

However, something about this pink felt a bit different to me, almost quite daring compared to the warm barbie shades I’m used to. I was pretty sure that I didn’t have another lipstick like it, however, I did realize a few hours later that this sadly wasn’t the case. When you have as many lipsticks as I do, this happens quite often, but fear not, Velvet Underground has a more glossy fuchsia finish compared to my other hot pink matte shade from Rimmel.

Charlotte Tilbury is quickly becoming one of my favourite make up brands, although I’ve only tried their lipsticks so far, they are so aesthetically pleasing and such good quality! I look forward to trying all of their other products one day too. Compared to the Matte Revolution collection, the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection have a normal shaped lipstick tip, but still apply wonderfully.  There are currently 10 other shades available, my most wanted being of course, So Marilyn – need I even explain why?

Another lipstick on my wish list has to be Amazing Grace, I actually tested it the same day I bought Velvet Underground and it looked like a beautiful rusty red shade. I’ve said this before in previous posts and I’ll say it again, what I love about this brand is the lipsticks are so clearly inspired by so many Old Hollywood Beauties. That’s not just me assuming either, it’s stated on the website!

I decided to wear my new skater dress I bought in the January Sales on Very from South, for just £15 (!), it’s now gone down to £12.99 and is also available in black and pink as well a my colour, cobalt blue. I absolutely adore dresses that are modern but look like they’re from the 1940s and 1950s and this one is just that.

The lace detail creates such a classic vintage feel and it also goes in at the waist – a must for vintage lovers. It’s the rare combination of fairly fitted but comfy, personally, I wish it was slightly tighter on the waist but a belt shall fix that. However, for such a bargain price I really can’t complain! I absolutely love the simple button detail on the back of the dress, the littlest things definitely make the most difference.

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Real Techniques.

I adore applying my make up, but what makes it even more fun is using brushes! My favourite brand that I have been using for years are the wonderful Real Techniques! Not only is it less messy, but brushes are key for blending and using your products to the best of their purpose.


For years I’ve used their brushes for applying my foundation, blusher and powder and they’ve lasted wonderfully! Therefore, I was thrilled when I opened up a Birthday present and received a gift set of five brushes with a lovely glam clutch to keep them all together! I’ve already watched some of my favourite YouTubers; TheRoxetera and MyPaleSkinBlog use some of these products so I couldn’t wait to try them out whilst applying my every day make up.

As well as the silver clutch bag, you get five different brushes; a fine liner brush, a base shadow brush, an angled highlighter brush, a foundation brush and a multi task brush which I use for applying my blusher. The other brushes I already own are; a powder brush, a lipstick brush and a silicone eyeliner brush.

When I finally tried the brushes, I was far from disappointed, not only is the quality of each product exceptional, they look absolutely beautiful. Each brush is a specific colour for a reason, example being all of the purple brushes are for your eye make up. They are all perfectly shaped to apply to the contours of your face and since I have used the brushes, not one bristle has came out! Anyone who has used a cheaper make up brush will know what a pet peeve that can be.

Although I love all of the brushes, my favourite one would probably be the fine liner brush. A few months ago I bought a silicone liner brush from the same brand, which I was very impressed with. However, I prefer the fine liner style, I feel the brush can be applied further into the crease of your top lid and the brushes take the eyeliner better than the silicone style brush. It’s nice to have the option to use either one though!

Ever since I started using the retractable lip brush, I’ve noticed how much quicker I can apply my lipstick. I also produce a much cleaner result! In using a brush I can blend different shades together without mixing the actually lipstick and I find it a lot easier extending my lip line!

The great thing about the eye shadow brushes is the different available sizes in product! Some of the brushes are wider and shaped bigger whilst some of the brushes are petite and better for applying eye shadow to the inner crease of your eyelid.

The blush brush is a lot different to my original and I must say that I definitely prefer my new product. It’s a lot thicker and fuller and instead of just applying it by brushing it on I can now press the blush on my cheeks and blend it in better. It’s also great that it’s made to apply bronzer and powder too, not just blusher. Plus, it’s my first pink brush so I find it very aesthetically pleasing!

As soon as I tried my new foundation brush I knew I would no longer be using my old one. Nothing was wrong with it, however I love the curved brushes, the wider shape and thicker bristles. It’s great for blending and very soft on your face. I recommend Real Techniques to all who appreciate good products for applying make up!

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Funny Face (1957)

My absolute favourite thing to do is see an old movie on the big screen and having a FACT Picturehouse close to me, I’ve been fortunate to watch a few as they specialize in Vintage Sundays.

Yesterdays film was an Audrey Hepburn classic – Funny Face (1957) and being  a pretty big Audrey fan I was extremely excited! Although I’ve got most of Audrey’s movies on DVD, I’ve only watched Funny Face once (!) and that was a while ago, so it was almost like seeing a new movie. I’m pretty sure I sat with a smile on my face throughout the whole film, it was just beautiful.

Naturally, going to see Audrey Hepburn on the big screen, I had to dress up myself! I decided to wear my green shift dress from Dorothy Perkins – I bought it as a potential birthday dress for my 21st last year and a year on – I still love it just as much.

Being a shift dress, the style is very 1960s and although I prefer the fit of 1940s and 1950s style dresses, I absolutely adore this one. Although the dress line is straight, it still fits fairly tight it and it’s always nice to change up your dress style every now and then. My favourite part of the dress has to be the neckline detail, the jewels compliment the green colour perfectly. It almost looks like you have sewn a set of leaves and added them to the dress.

Below the collar, the dress does separate and shows a bit of cleavage, more than I’m used to if I’m honest! However, don’t be daunted if you’re a bit self conscious like myself, you’re concealed very well and they key hole opening is fairly small. I find it pretty hard to spot green dresses, so this one is pretty special! It’s definitely one of my favourite colours to wear, I feel the colour green can almost have some stigma attached to it, but it’s all about finding the write shade and daring to be different.

As for my hair I pin curled it the night before and was very happy with the results, for a vintage film it’s only suitable that I have vintage styled hair after all! I decided to wear my cute little bow clips from Primark, I’ve got a few hair accessories from there over the years and they’ve lasted so well!

Also, I finally had a chance to wear and review my make up products for you all that I got for my Birthday;

The first item I tried was my concealer by NARS in Chantilly – the lightest shade. Before my new NARS products, I’d only tried one of their lipsticks from their Audacious Collection in Brigitte and I must say, it’s one of my favourites.  Therefore, after finding the beautiful Em from My Pale Skin on YouTube and seeing her use this countless of times, I knew I had to try it! I’ll be honest, this is actually the first concealer I’ve ever used, I don’t know why as I’ve never been against them, I’ve just always stuck to Foundation and Powder. However, I’m so glad I branched out! The shade matches me perfectly, which is usually quite rare as I’m so fair skinned and I applied it after my Foundation and Powder. To my surprise, it blended in perfectly and I didn’t need any powder to control the creamy effect. I know it’s not very noticeable in the pictures, but I could definitely see the difference and will be continuing to use this in my day to day make up routine.

The second product I received was a blusher by NARS in Orgasm and I’ve heard great things about this blush so I was looking forward to trying it out. I’ve had the same pink blusher for years and whilst it’s very nice, I wanted to change it up a bit and try something new. The compact is so classy and the texture is really nice too, it has an unusual rubbery feel to it. I especially love when make up products have mini mirrors inside and NARS didn’t disappoint me! The blusher is a pink mixed with a slight coral tint and after applying I noticed it had an almost shimmery effect so further highlighted my face.

The final product I used was Benefit Roller Lash Mascara and I was beyond excited to try this item! I’ve always loved the Benefit Brand because it has such a vintage look to it and I absolutely adore the packaging for this mascara. The pink and black compliment each other perfectly and it’s so unique, I don’t think I’ve ever seen another mascara like it! The wand also matches the outer packaging and straight away when trying it out, I noticed the brush kept my lashes separated. Furthermore, unlike other mascaras, I could apply multiple coats and not see any clumps, I’ve not got very long or thick eyelashes so this is essential for any mascara I use. The brush has a special, “Hook ‘N’ Roll” effect and I found it fairly easy to change my hand position whilst applying the mascara as the brush fitted all aspects of my lashes.

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Albert Dock.

Since Wednesday evening, I’ve been lucky to get to spend time with my beautiful best friend, Laura – even though she’s been full of cold, we haven’t let that spoil our time together! She’s been travelling pretty much for the majority of the year, so I’ve been looking forward to these few days since June, which was the last time I saw her!

Today we ventured out through the heart of Liverpool to The Albert Docks, the last time Laura was here we took some photos there and we thought we would give it another go. Laura is without doubt my blogging inspiration, she’s so creative, productive and professional – and has an amazing camera, what could be better?


The photos I took of Laura today are for Maison de Choup, a wonderful company which donate 25% of all their proceeds to Young Minds, a UK based charity which aim to improve the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people. As someone who has suffered with various mental illnesses, including anxiety, this is an incredibly important cause that is very close to my heart.



To help Laura choose the best lighting, we took some test shots of myself – and surprisingly, a few turned out quite nice! I love good quality photos but, I’m very aware that the better the quality the more noticeable my flaws are. However, if you can’t embrace your own flaws, who can?

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Winter Is Coming.

If I had to pick my favourite thing about the Winter Season, it would have to be buying a new coat for the cold weather! I absolutely love coats, not only do they keep you snug and warm, but they can often make an outfit!

I usually seem to find my favourite coats from Miss Selfridge and this year is no different! For Autumn Weather, I adore a trench coat, it’s such a vintage style and I love how it’s fitted. However, as beautiful as trench coats are, they aren’t very suitable for classic British Winter Weather, which is why my new coat is Faux Fur Collar Button style.

Last year, I bought a very similar one from Miss Selfridge, but it was in a navy shade. I’ve been after a red coat for so long and I finally have one! The shade is more burgundy, but I think it’s just the perfect colour for Winter. The black faux fur collar looks so lovely with the burgundy fabric of the coat and I just adore the buttons, they add such a lovely detail to the overall style. Not only is the coat beautiful to look at, but it keeps you warm, has side pockets and makes you feel ever so cosy!

The only criticisms I can make of the coat is that it doesn’t have a belt, that’s just my personal preference however and the coat  still fits very nicely. Also, if you buy this coat you’ll always have to make sure you have an umbrella handy as it doesn’t have a hood. However, you can always turn the collars up for extra warmth which is always a bonus! The coat was a pretty good bargain at only £69, which is definitely worth the price as you can tell it’s a quality product. What’s even better is it’s now in the sale for £55, so get it while you can and at an even better price!

For today I’m wearing a little black dress which also happens to be from Miss Selfridge! It’s a Peter Pan Collar Style dress,  fitted at the waist and flares out after, so perfect for any of you who love the vintage style as much as I do! I love the details on the back, the double button for the collar and the silver zip, the back of the dress is just as pretty as the front. The striped pattern and the dress lining gives the style even more structure in a subtle way.

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Sun In September.

I’m finally back with a new post! Well, it’s not been super long, but I have felt bad for not being very productive, hopefully today will make up for it! 

Today I wore one of my dresses from Miss Selfridge, I actually got it for my 21st Birthday of my mum last year, she knows me so well! As soon as I realized I hadn’t wrote about the dress I knew today was the day to make that happen. 

What I love about this dress is it’s kind of a mixture of everything, it’s very 1940s, 1950s and even a bit 1970s – not usually my style but I think it works perfectly on the dress. I love the overall lace pattern, it’s gives the design such a Classic Hollywood feel and is just so elegant and classy. The dress is also nipped in at the waist and flares out, so you’re not too constricted which is always a bonus. I love the sweetheart neckline, it’s pretty subtle because of the lace overlay and I really think the style blends so well together.

What’s unusual for me to usually wear are the flared out sleeves, I don’t really follow 1970s fashion, but I absolutely adore the flares on the dress, it makes it look more formal. The back is a plunge style and I don’t have many dresses like that, however I really think it’s such a lovely detail, especially for the back. A lot of clothes simply focus on the front details of the dress, so it’s nice to see the back look special too. 

I think my favourite thing would have to be the  rich burgundy of the dress, it really makes an entrance as it’s  not your average everyday colour you see people wearing. I also feel like it has an Autumn feel too, which is great as it’s September so the Seasons are changing.

The rest of my look today is pretty similar to my everyday style, my current favourite Lipstick is NARS Brigitte from their Audacious Lipstick Collection. All of the shades are based on an the Icons lipstick colour, this one being the beautiful Brigitte Bardot and I absolutely adore it. It’s not too subtle but not too bold, a nice nude peach which fits just in the middle. I also used my Maybelline Eye Shadow Pallet in The Nudes, there are so many shades and it’s great to mix and match. Today I went for a glittery nude colour for the base, a matte gold nude to shade my eyelid and a darker colour to contour the crease of my eyelid.


To complete my look I added two cream flowers to my hair, instead of going for the obvious red flowers I thought I’d try something different and I’m glad I did as I think they contrast well with the burgundy of the dress. I curled my hair with tongs last night and slept in pin curls, surprisingly the curls stayed in a lot better than I expected as I hadn’t washed my hair.


As Autumn is here I decided to wear my ankle boots, I absolutely adore them and it’s a nice change from wearing sandals. What’s great about the boots is they’re not too dressy but they also have a slight heel which makes you feel more formal than casual. I also adore the buckle and the suede finish, I’m all about the little details!

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The Misfits (1961)

You may recognize this dress from an earlier post, however, I’ve yet to write a full blog on this outfit. Therefore, I thought what would be better to wear to see a Marilyn film then a Marilyn style dress?

With seeing one of my favourite Marilyn films on the big screen, I was even more inspired to follow my vintage style and my mum suggested wearing my Hollister dress.  Since wearing it for one of my earlier posts, until today I’d not worn it since! I absolutely adore the dress, there’s no doubt about that, I’ve just felt too self conscious in it to wear it in public. The main reason for this is because it shows a lot of cleavage, now I’m all for embracing your body and showing off whatever you want, I simply don’t have enough confidence or feel comfortable enough to do that. 

However, my wonderful mum suggested a great idea, why not wear a black vest top underneath the dress? I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I thankfully listened to her advice and because of that I could finally wear my beautiful dress! The great thing about the top was that the top half is covered in lace so it gives the dress and extra vintage feel and really compliments the style.

To keep warm in the English Weather I wore my black shrug, I think it goes really well with the dress and almost looks like it’s part of it. I thought in wearing the shrug it would be a bit more sophisticated than wearing my usual cardigans.

For my hair I washed it on Friday evening and was too lazy to pin curl it that night, so I left it until yesterday to roll up my hair and sleep in it. Therefore, I wasn’t expecting my curls to turn out as authentic as they usually do, although I was pleasantly surprised at the effect it had. I will say though, it’s always best to pin curl it once your hair after washing it and it’s dried naturally, it makes the curls last a lot longer. I was going for looser pin curls anyway, but it did frustrate me how after an hour or so they dropped quite noticeably. Luckily, I got the pictures before that happened!

I kept my make up pretty similar to my everyday look, which is inspired by Marilyn’s make up as you can probably tell. I’m wearing my current favourite red lipstick, it’s called Clinique Cherry Pop and I absolutely adore it! It’s a vibrant 1950s blue tone red and just perfect for any vintage style, I really feel like it’s a lipstick Marilyn would have worn. It almost has a 3D effect as it’s slightly glossy, I really can’t fault it. I kept my eyes a nude colour with dramatic winged eyeliner, I think mine is a bit more heavy than Marilyn’s but it’s just the way I think suits me best personally. The only downside is because it’s slightly heavier my eyelashes look shorter, therefore I really should invest in some false ones, I just find them so uncomfortable as I haven’t worn them for years.

Lastly, I chose one of my favourite pairs of earrings to wear, pearls encrusted with diamonds. I think these were from River Island and I’ve had them for years, to me they are just perfect for the Vintage Style and scream 1940s/1950s.

I’m lucky to be able to say that this was my third film of Marilyn’s I have been to see on the big screen. The other two being River of No Return (1954) and Some Like It Hot (1959), what I love about FACT Picturehouse is that they specializes in Vintage Sundays, so I’ve been lucky to see quite a few old films there, which is wonderful for a lover of Old Hollywood like myself.


It was nice to see the Cinema pretty full too, I especially love seeing older people there as I like to think they may have saw the movie during it’s original release. The Misfits is one of my favourites, if not favourite Marilyn Movie. Although, Marilyn wasn’t a big fan of it herself – sadly she was her worst critic and personal problems during the filming definitely didn’t warm her to it – I find it to be just wonderful, The cast, performances, script, music and cinematography are simply superb and I find it so emotionally moving. I also think she looks so ethereal, simply beautiful.

Sadly, I’ve had some comments saying that I’m trying to look like Marilyn and I should be myself etc. To that  I say, I adore the vintage style and obviously Marilyn is one of my inspirations. But having blonde curly hair and wearing red lipstick does not mean I’m trying to be Marilyn, I’m happy enough to be myself and let Marilyn be her wonderful self. However, I take it as a huge compliment, who wouldn’t want to be compared to Marilyn? Even if it’s far from accurate, lol.

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Think Pink.

Although I love the colour pink, I don’t seem to wear it that much, nor do I have many pink items in my wardrobe. However, I decided to style a really girly look today, similar to my Vintage Style of course, but with lots more pink!

My Mum thought it would be a good idea to get me out of the house and we went to see Hot Pursuit at the Cinema, with Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon. I’ve adored Reese Witherspoon ever since Legally Blonde came out in 2001 and I’m obsessed with Sofia Vergara as I’m obsessed with Modern Family. It’s only just came out today in The UK, I’ve been wanting to see it for SO long! We both thought it was great and I will definitely be buying the DVD, so don’t let the Critics influence you!

Last week I was looking for a dress to wear for my Grandad’s Funeral, I had no luck finding anything in the stores, so I decided to look online. Although the clothes always look lovely and are definitely my style, before now I’ve rarely bought anything from Very before. Most likely because it’s only online and I like to find dresses when I’m out and about. I definitely will be going on Very more often from now on though!


Once again, my amazing Mum came across a lovely Black Crochet Double Layer Dress for only £29. The dress also had two other options, one was Hot Pink and the other was Floral, of course, being a 1950s girl at heart – I chose the Floral. This one was slightly more costly at £35, but still a pretty good price! This dress is perfect for Spring and Summer, so it was the perfect time to buy it and with England’s Weather, the Polyester Material isn’t a problem.


What’s great about this dress is that it almost looks like a top and a skirt put together!  Of course that’s not the case, but it’s fun to keep people questioning. There’s also no zip either, so you literally just pull it over your head and tada – you’re ready! Even though there’s no zip or buttons, the dress still is quite fitted yet it’s comfy and you can happily stay in it all day.

The dress is just full of details, the underlay has almost a Pink Tint to it, it’s so pretty and there are so many things to see. For example, the little embellishments are so important and really make an outfit, such as the pleats in the skirt. The Crochet pattern has such a Vintage Feel, it’s timeless, classy and really defines the dress.

Whilst the top half of the dress is subtle, the skirt is full of colour and contrasts by really standing out. The Printed Skirt is filled with Butterflies and Flowers, just beautiful, artist and a modern twist on a classic pattern. This dress is perfect for a day out in The Summer Sunshine, but you can easily dress it up too, it’s versatile!


To compliment my dress, I wore my Baby Pink Cardigan from New Look. It furthered the Girly Chic Vibe I was aiming for and kept me warm at the same time! I love how all the Light Pastel Colours on the Cardigan and Crochet Top contrasted with the Vibrant Neon Flowers and Butterflies.


For Accessories, I wore my Nain’s Jewellery, her Watch and Necklace, which are incredibly sentimental to me and mean even more whilst I’m trying to come to terms with the loss of my Grandfather. I wore my Pandora Ring which I got for my Birthday last year, to add even more Pink to my Look. I added my Owl Earrings because of their Vibrant Colours, which I bought from Accessorize, where else?


I applied a Gold Loreal Eyeshadow to my eyes for a Summer Glow and used Miley Cyrus’s Viva Glam Lipstick to complete  my Make Up. I felt that the vibrant tone of the Lipstick really suited my Skirt Pattern, although for some reason I wasn’t feeling this colour as much as I have before. I applied the rest of my Make Up as usual, concentrating on my 1960s Eyeliner Flicks, they are a must for me.


Lastly, I Pin Curled my hair earlier this week and simply brushed my hair and sweeped it to one side, clipping it back loosely. I was inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake and aimed to achieve her Iconic Bombshell Curls from the 1940s. I decided against any Hair Accessories because I felt like that would have been too overpowering.

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