Styling one Pretty Retro 1950s shirt waister dress four different ways.
Hello, lovely readers. It's been a while, and I'm sorry about that - there seems to be a lot and nothing going on all at once at the moment, and blogging has taken a bit of a backseat. I seem to have a lot of ideas for posts, but lack the discipline to sit down… Continue reading Top tips for Twinwood Festival
An interview with Clare, Megan and Maggie, the talented women behind the Fesitval of Vintage 2019 fashion show.
I've written about my love of The House of Foxy on the blog before (you can read about it here and here), so I was pretty darn excited when sister company Pretty Retro started popping up on my social media feeds, focusing as it does on affordable wardrobe staples inspired by the 40s and 50s. One of the… Continue reading Review: Pretty Retro shirt dress
Underwear, undergarments, foundation wear, that uncomfortable stuff under your outfit...call it what you will, it can be a pretty important part of dressing vintage. It doesn't have to be, of course, but for me, wearing something vintage-inspired underneath my dresses makes my outfits feel a little bit more special. In the run up to our… Continue reading U is for Under Garments: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World
An avid people watcher (and I mean, really avid – I do it while we’re walking around the supermarket, it drives The Boy mad), I love making up stories about people I see going about their day-to-day lives. They’re probably doing something pretty mundane (especially if they’re in the supermarket), but in my head, they’re… Continue reading S is for Stories: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World
As a vintage-loving girl with a waist that's really rather a lot larger than ladies from the 1940s and 1950s, reproduction vintage clothing is a somewhat vital addition to my wardrobe. Luckily for me, there are lots of fabulous repro brands around. These - in no particular order - are my favourites: The House of… Continue reading R is for Vintage Reproduction Brands: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World
Happy Sunday folks! I'm writing this from my garden - I'm actually sitting outside, instead of being cooped up indoors and wondering whether it's going to be a light drizzle or torrential downpour outside. This makes me very happy indeed! (And of course, I'm keeping a close eye on that big grey cloud that's coming… Continue reading Q is for the Queen: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World
I would like to start with a good old-fashioned THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me for Miss Vintage UK. I am so very, very excited to be able to tell you that I'm through to the final, which will take place during Twinwood Festival at the end of August, eeek! More to come… Continue reading P is for Pinups: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World
So, the weather cannot decide what it's doing today. Is it sunny and lovely? Is it cloudy and humid? Or perhaps a spot of rain? I have two windows in my living room - from one, I can see a very ominous looking set of black clouds. From the other, I can see nothing but… Continue reading O is for Old Hollywood Heroes: The A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World