Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Zig 'n' Zag jumper - outfit post



No  -  nothing to do with the Big Breakfast puppets circa 1995. Although -  if you need reminding -  or in fact introducing to them if you are from outside the UK -  here is a link to their song.

Yes. Song.


I picked this jumper  - although I use that terminology lightly as it is practically see-through - up in Brighton at one of the many vintage shops in the area. I forget which. But I do know that it cost me a purse-ripping £5. A quick wash, which it really did need, and I was off.


Teamed with a trusty tan belt, I grew to really like this outfit. Nice and smart, but decidedly retro looking for the office, I thought.


Add in one of my if-I-ever-loose-them-I-SHALL-openly-weep rose hair pin thingys and I am done.

I have stopped dealing with the faff of rolls recently and am opting more for a Veronica Lake look. Well, sorta. Much less effort. Quick brush out, bit of pomade ( I favour Black&Whites, from Boots if in the UK -  smells delish and really works) and a pin.

Sorted.

Over and Oooot for now chum and chumettes!


19 comments:

  1. Very nice - will be going to Brighton soon so shall be wanting to know where to find such things! x

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  2. Great find, very nice, and didn't your hair get long!!!!!

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  3. Fab jumper! Very good find indeed! You should give us a shout next time you pop down to Brighton :) Got some secret shopping spots to share!

    Loving the waved Veronica Lake-esque hair, and know what you mean, some days I just caaaanot be bothered to do anything with my hair...brush it out and voila, bobs your uncle!

    xxx

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  4. Top find indeed and I love your hair like that.xxx

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  5. Oooh, I like it!

    I can't do Veronica Lake look, on me it works for 10 seconds and then turns into the "did you even brush your hair?" look the second I step outside the door.

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  6. You are gorgeous! Love the hair and the zig-zag top. x

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  7. love you Veronica Lake big bangers biatch!

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  8. looks great - but i couldn't stop looking at your eyebrows. how did you get them that lovely shape. x

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  9. Your hair looks ace down!

    It is pullover weather, isn't it? I keep looking at shirts and blouses and reacking directly past them to the woollens.

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  10. You look very lovely in that sweater :) I like the way the skirt and shoes look with it!
    Karlene

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  11. I really love your hair like this Charly!x

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  12. Gosh I had nearly forgotten all about zig and zag..... shall be a few more decades before I forget all about Mr Blobby though :{ !

    looking lovely Miss, and I really like you hair like that- smashing!

    T x

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  13. Love the look - great jumper find! Fab shoes too btw. Its nice to see a vintage look without rolls, I really struggle with authentic rolled hairstyles and definitely want to see more veronica lake styles!!! xx

    http://1940sfamily.blogspot.com/

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  14. My spouse uses Black & White and has our friend from Wales bring it back every time she goes for a visit back home! lol

    I love the outfit! Very similar to how I've been dressing at work. The patterning with the colors on the jumper is really neat. Great with that skirt and those shoes!

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  15. Your hair is lovely however you do it, so shiny and gorgeous. Mine has a halo of frizz at the moment. I do like a zig-zag, very Missoni x

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