My Guide to Vintage Inspired Clothing Sales

One of my best past times is shopping – well who doesn’t enjoy it?!

 

You can get so many great bargains in the sales and vintage inspired clothing is no exception.  Below I have noted a few of my favourite picks for you.

 

cherry-jumper

 

This beautiful jumper from LindyBop is reduced from £28 to £16.  It is soft stretch with a large cherry design on the front with red contrast sleeves and hem.  Stunning jumper at at only £16 you could afford to buy two!

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A beautiful swing dress in a pattern called Masquerade!  Who wouldn’t love to be wearing this fabulous swing dress?  It is made from a matte finish fabric in a wide flared 1950s style with side zip and detachable belt and is only £24 down from £34.  A great price for a fantastic dress.

tea-dress

A tea dress is just so versatile which can be worn anywhere and at only £17 in the sales a great bargain.  It is lightweight and has a flared skirt with an elasticated waist and a curved v neckline and is fully lined.

 

 

wiggle-dress

 

Reduced from £40 to £24.50 this wiggle dress was handmade in the UK.  It has a lined bodice with crossover neckline, it is very typical of the wiggle dresses from the 1950s..  A stunning quality dress.

These are just some of the stunning vintage inspired clothing from the Lindy Bop sale.  Why not go have a wee look now?

Happy Shopping.

Elf x

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My Favourite Vintage inspired Christmas Outfits

 

I don’t know about you but with all that buying of gifts for family and friends, when it comes to December I start to look at what I can treat myself to!

Vintage inspired outfits are a great way of buying clothing without having to spend time going through charity shops.  There are many online stores who offer fun, funky and feminine clothes which are vintage inspired but with a modern twist.

Below you will find some of my favourites:

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Red Tartan Pencil Skirt from Vivien of Holloway.  It is high waisted – just like the 1950s so very flattering.

 

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I am totally in love with this Moscow print swing dress from Lindy Bop.  It is made from a special matte finish fabric and is in the 1950s style flare skirt and not to mention it can be machine washed – such a bonus!

 

 

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How cute is this Christmas jumper?  A vintage inspired 1950s jumper in a beautiful blue and white from CollectIf.  Made from cotton and machine washable!

 

 

 

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Another tartan outfit, this time a classic dress from Voodoo Vixen in green and black.  It has a beautiful large detachable fur collar with ¾ length sleeves and back leg split.  Stunning for Christmas and the winter season.

 

Happy Shopping!

 

Elf x

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Little Black Book of Fashion Icons’ Secrets

Guest Post by Elise Morgan.

Women in politics and entertainment have always been intriguing for many different things, but in the first place for their fashion choices. No matter if they’re wearing haute couture or high street fashion, there will always be controversy over their choices. Some of these ladies are true icons millions of women look up to, and here are some of their fashion secrets. Enjoy!

 

The First Lady’s impeccable style

From Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Michelle Obama, the First Ladies of the United States have always epitomised an impeccable fashion style women all over the globe were envious of. We can actually state that before Jackie O, no politicians’ wives were able to detract attention from their famous husbands. Jackie’s simple yet very chic fashion sense swept everyone off their feet, and it can be said that she reshaped those boring conservative clothes by giving them a new life.

 

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Her signature items were sleeveless A-line dresses, printed Hermes scarves wrapped around the head, wide-leg jeans, and pearls. Similarly to Jackie O, Michelle Obama created her own version of dressing with power – mixing high and low designs is definitely her thing! Besides that, she’s a passionate supporter of young, not-so-famous designers whose colourful prints, shoulder and arm-baring gowns, and extraordinary feminine silhouettes have become her signature pieces.

 

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world!

If you can recognise the author of this quote, we believe that you’re a shoe lover yourself. Marilyn Monroe, the original blonde bombshell, was actually one of the first ladies who rocked high heels. Her mind-blowing curves were every man’s fantasy back then, and guys still tend to drool over her photos even today – that’s because Marilyn really meant business when it comes to fashion! Besides high heels, some of the most iconic outfits were a white halter-neck dress and a pink satin strapless one matched with glamorous gloves. Similarly to this controversial woman, there is one more lady who appreciates shoes more than anything else. If Sarah Jessica Parker was the first one to cross your mind, you’re right! Her Sex and the City character developed a unique relationship with Manolo Blahnik shoes, which inspired millions of girls to be themselves and follow their personal style no matter what. This lady has shown that shoes can make any outfit pop, which makes them the most fabulous pieces that boost our self confidence and make us feel prettier – both on the inside and on the outside!

 

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The inevitable little black dress

If the LBD Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the first thing that comes to your mind, we understand you! Paired up with oversized sunglasses, this combo really opened doors for other designers and fashion houses that incorporated the little black dress into their well-known collections.

 

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The fact that even Princess Diana wore it often makes it even more irresistible – this lady was a true fashion icon of her time. Remember that fierce, off-the-shoulder black dress by Christina Stambolian she wore just a day after Charles’ announcement of his indiscretions? Well, isn’t that the most gorgeous revenge dress you have ever seen? Of course it is! The truth is that such a piece will never go out of style – it’s a timeless classic that can be worn anywhere and anytime. From haute couture pieces, to those with low price points – it really doesn’t matter, as long as the little black dress is what you’re looking for. You can even catch dresses for sale in order to find amazing deals that offer amazing pieces for a great price – the iconic LBD is just one click away from you!

Even though the fashion industry is constantly on the move, introducing new trends day by day, there are some of them that are actually here to stay – these won’t fade away after a month or two. The key to success is being yourself – all of the aforementioned ladies are known for staying true to themselves and their personal styles. Don’t be afraid to take risks when it comes to fashion – after all, rules are there to be broken, right?

 

By Elise Morgan

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