Thursday, 18 November 2010

My favourite 40's frock

Well  -  40's inspired frock anyway.

Since reading Penny Dreadful's 40's tutorial and being mentioned at the bottom (unworthy! unworthy!) I thought I had better get some pics for your peepers. I have not done a proper outfit post before so I thought I would begin with this......

Do not be fooled. I am not an Amazon as I appear to be in this photo. I am but an average 5ft 6"

Originally from M&S and coming to me via a charity shop on the Isle of Wight this summer -  it is truly one of my treasures. Costing me a whopping £4.50 it is one of those dresses that I know I can wear in any season. My shoes are from Asda. Mid heel and 2 years old, they have lasted me well. I would repair them again and again if the need arose. The little bag is from a charity shop moons ago. Funnily enough I never forget a bargain and I know it cost me £2. Winner!

Earrings from Matalan of all places.

Close up shot of the hair. This is a do that I kind of made up after a bad "brushing out" session on my freshly curled hair. No matter how many tutorials I watch -  brushing out just does NOT work on my tresses. Which leads to fluffy stresses. So I just don't bother. I might occasionally just curl the bottom to limit the fluff but I usually sport what I refer to as "pre-peroxide Marilyn" curls or slightly tousled ones, a faux fringe a la Fleur de Guerre tutorial, or something like the above. I plan on working on the poodle up do soon. When I have a spare hour, lower blood pressure and upper arms of steel!

Due to the length of my hair (although I have recently had about 8 inches off!) I sculpt this up do with the help of a little bit of mousse. I tend to use "Studio" by L'oreal -  their new range is fab. This means that it is slightly damp to be able to create the rolls and it also dries hard-ish so that there are few fly aways. It also remains untouched by foggy, mizzle, cold or snow infested air! Most excellent!

And there you have it. My first outfit post. Hurrahs!

20 comments:

  1. I loved reading this post; its always interesting to see what people wear and where they buy their outfits from. I'm looking forward to the second installment now!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks treacle! I have started to take a photo when I get in from work for future outfit posts. I just don't have the time in the morning - so I end up looking a little dishevelled - but you will get the gist :) Thanks for popping over :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just love the combination of navy blue and red. Loving the cherry red lipstick!x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely. x x

    I know what you mean about looking dishevelled when you get in. I have very fine curly hair so the merest hint of wind/drizzle/damp etc and my hair goes demented. *SIGH*

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yay! I'm glad to see some of your wardrobe, and this dress is PERFECT - with the shoulder gathering and puffed sleeve you really would think it was true 1940s. And I used to have earrings just like that, but they were Dorothy Perkins and looked awful on me so I had to get rid :(

    ps now have images of Garth and Wayne and Alice Cooper, hehe ;)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hello! What a fabulous look, the dress and shoes are perfect and I love your makeup. x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the dress, it looks fab on you! I think I'm wearing the same earrings as you toady. Are they red roses? lol. I love mine x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love the dress! It really does look 1940's.

    And I know what you mean about brushing out curls. No matter how many times I try it I always end up with just a lot of fluff.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You look gorgeous, wish I could pull off head to toe forties like this.

    Sally x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wowzers - such lovely compliments! Thank you!

    Amy - yes they are red roses :)

    Louder than Silence - pleased to meet you - thanks for stopping by :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's a really fab dress. I feel a bit jealous as I have banned myself from buying new clothes whilst I am on a diet, and your lovely dress has made me want to go on a charity shop scour. Maybe after Christmas! x

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are gorgeous! I agree with Gingey, your skin is beautiful and I love the dress too.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Both my sister and I agree that you pull off the look so amazingly well! Those cute shoes remind me of my old, beloved, sadly missed dancing shoes. :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your hair looks lovely like that! You really suit an up do!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh my giddy Aunt. Never did I expect such a complimentary response to my post. You gals know no bounds and I am blushing crimson as I type. You have stopped me feeling like a hacking-cough-ridden blob :) Thank you so VERY much :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. ps) I think my "beautiful" skin - i think that might be on account of the flash!

    ReplyDelete
  17. gorgeous, doll! I LOOOOve the red accessories..and your hair is fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love it - you can never go wrong with red and navy!

    ReplyDelete
  19. You look gorgeous here! IT is a look that really suits you, pretty lady! And the prices....oh I do love a good charity shop bargain!
    Pip pip xxx
    http://rosiealia.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you think so feel free to comment away!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...