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!