There are fewer things that make me as happy as a nice frock. I own few pieces of real vintage frockery, so I mainly make do with what I find in charity shops or the likes of Etsy. Frocks that I think look the part and contribute to the 1940's look I try to create.
There has been much grumbling in blogland over "real" vintage of late. That you cannot claim to be "into vintage" if you do not wear real pieces from the era. A grumble, I personally, could not give a hoot about. The fact that I do not own a lot of actual vintage has yet to make me feel as though I should not be part of the scene. And long may that continue.
Jeepers - I was about to enter rant mode. But shant. I am here to show off a cheap as chips dress I found in a charity shop. For under a fiver. And not only that. The wedge sandals I snapped up for £8. They are Clarks, no less, and I would like to shake the hand of the person who donated them, for they are the most comfortable things I have ever shoved my plates into.
The dress is by Eastex, an old lady brand similar to Bon Marche. So, not vintage in the slightest. There is that "me not giving a hoot" again. Ho hum. It is light weight, but not so light it shall reveal my bloomers should there be a big gust of wind and I love the fact it has the matching belt. Win! Being modern, it means that I can whack it in the machine. Double win!
I am looking forward to more sunny days and ice cream nomming, accompanied by this outfit!