It feels only like yesterday when I had to announce my short hiatus from blogging, however with finals around the corner (when I say around the corner, I mean literally tomorrow) I have little choice but to resume exam hibernation mode. Not wanting to be entirely detached from my blog throughout the next couple of weeks, I thought I'd share my passion for interiors. I've dedicated this blog post to a couple of my recent Pinterest finds, that I found to reflect how I envision my dream home. If you're interested in seeing more where this came from, feel free to browse my Pinterest boards.. Vintagonista Pinterest
Sunday, 22 May 2016
Saturday, 14 May 2016
The colour scheme of today's outfit has the Mendel's bakery vibe to it, from the film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', composed of muted pinks and greys. I bought this dress a while back in the Dorothy Perkin's sale, however with the weather not being able to make up it's mind, I never really found an opportunity to take it out on a spin. It's a pale pink midi dress made of scuba material, embellished with pretty gems along the collar-line. I did initially consider an Agatha inspired look by pairing it with my usual brogues, which you guys must be absolutely bored of seeing at this point, until these long forgotten, teal coloured heels popped into my mind; adding the final touch to the colour scheme I was aiming for! Even my favourite milk carton bag resembles the delicate bakery packaging!
Outfit Details: Dorothy Perkins dress (old), Clarks heels (old), Accessorize bag and vintage scarf.
Monday, 2 May 2016
Recently I've been trying to incorporate more dresses into my midi skirt dominated wardrobe. Whenever I enter a shop I have an inclination towards separates such as skirts, culottes and blouses that I can mix and match as I please, similar to Cher’s virtual wardrobe in Clueless. Whilst considering an item of clothing, all the various combinations flash before my eyes, which will provide me with the final surge of motivation I need to pick it up and march towards the counter. Once in a blue moon when I do purchase a dress it tends to be a pinafore with a solid, consistent colour which I find easier to layer with a variety of colours, patterns, and textures; in short I prefer an item of clothing to be flexible. Hence why I rarely buy a dress with a bold print because I feel as though I must eliminate the possibility of several outfit combinations.
This dress is the embodiment of all that I have described above, it was my last year’s Eid ul Hajj dress (a celebration marking the end of the 30 day fast).The midi dress is long sleeved with a 60’s yellow, green and pale peach floral print. Since the dress was such a bold statement piece, I decided to layer it with something on the minimal spectrum i.e. my trusty pastel blue blazer to compensate for the burst of colour which is my dress and to complete it, I have a white Peter Pan collar blouse poking out from underneath which I feel adds some character to the outfit. Finally, in order to give the slouchy fit of the dress an A-line property, I synched in the waist with a black belt.
Do you guys have any suggestions on how to wear this dress?
Outfit details: Zara dress (old), H&M blazer (old), thrifted blouse and belt, vintage cross body bag and scarf.