Outfit: winter princess

Ok, if you use the word ‘princess’ to describe your outfit you’re setting yourself up to have to deliver something extra special. And actually, all I’ve really done here is borrow an idea from Nora… some would say ‘copied’, but we’re all friends here right ๐Ÿ˜‰
Mind you, I’ve never been shy about admitting that I take some of my biggest inspiration from other blogs (I wrote a whole post about my favourites, after all). And yes, that does mean pinching bits and pieces I like from them. In this case, I fell in love with this whole outfit of Nora’s but specifically ‘borrowed’ the furry hat worn with a pretty feminine look. I never saw myself in a hat like this until I saw Nora’s styling and then I was in the shop a few days later picking up my own. I had just the skirt to wear with it too in the shape of this full, flocked Voodoo Vixen beauty. This skirt is big – particularly with an underskirt as I’m wearing here – and I love it. I’m wearing my usual S in Voodoo Vixen here, and I’d say it’s pretty true to their size guide.
A fair few of you commented on the flocked peacock design on my Christmas dress and I was thinking to myself how lucky it was it went down so well, as I had something else with the exact same pattern on to show off soon too. Variety is the spice of life, but if you find something you really like why not get all the pieces… Well, that’s certainly how I seem to approach fashion sometimes! But when it’s this pretty, who can complain (please don’t get bored and leave me!!)?
Feminine 50s winter outfit with fur hat, bardot top and Voodoo Vixen Andrea skirt


Black fur hat, gold bardot top & gold vintage dog brooch


Feminine 50s winter outfit with fur hat, bardot top and Voodoo Vixen Andrea skirt


Black fur hat, gold bardot top & gold vintage dog brooch


Chronically Vintage gold dog brooch


Feminine 50s winter outfit with fur hat, bardot top and Voodoo Vixen Andrea skirt


Black fur hat, gold bardot top & gold vintage dog brooch


Black fur hat, gold bardot top & gold vintage dog brooch


Feminine 50s winter outfit with fur hat, bardot top and Voodoo Vixen Andrea skirt
Fur headband: Next (similar)
Jumper: Collectif
Brooch: vintage c/o Chronically Vintage
Belt: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Skirt: ‘Andrea’ย c/o Voodoo Vixen
Bag: vintage
Boots: Tamaris (available here)


  1. January 19, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Such a lovely look! I love the boots with the full skirt. I've been wanting to do that for years but I can never find the perfect boots!

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:18 am

      Funny you should say that – it took me about 3 years to find this pair!! They're not perfect though, as a bit baggy, but I pad them out with thick socks ๐Ÿ˜‰ works if your boots are fabric only, I imagine!

  2. January 19, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    That skirt is crazily beautiful with its flocked design and super fullness – you look gorgeous! I'm also loving the little brooch too, I keep saying this, but I really need to get hold of more brooches then wear them!

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:20 am

      I was surprised by how full it was actually – and yes I've given it some help, but most of my skirts do not look like this with my underskirt! It's a really lovely piece. The brooch is so cute and dainty – it's nice to have some smaller ones among the more attention-grabbing ones I seem to be collecting!

  3. January 19, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Bored?! Never! I won't be satisfied until I've seen everything in your wardrobe. That skirt is particularly lovely, it's very oomphy but paired with the boots and the little jumper (is that the Collectif lurex one??) it doesn't look OTT at all, it's really wearable. We all get inspired by others, no-one pulls things out of the ether! In fact, I have a hankering to wear a mahoosive skirt sometime soon…

    You're on a roll with VV aren't you? Hope you're having a good week xx

    P.S. Still waiting for Collectif order no.2, and TS have 'lost' the dress I returned to them…!!!

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:22 am

      At this point you nearly have seen all of it I think ๐Ÿ˜‰ it is the lurex jumper yes – one of my favourite buys this winter so far; goes with everything.

      Hope to see you in a giant skirt soon!

      My Collectif order turned up yesterday and everything was spot on, so hooray for that! Shame on TS, that's not on!! xxx

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:23 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ 'unique' is one of the best compliments you could give me!

  4. January 19, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Definitely a winter princess look! The whole outfit looks glamorous and yet everyday too. Difficult to get the right balance but you have hit the nail on the head!!! P.S I hope you are now t going out without a coat in this weather, it's absolutely freezing! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:24 am

      Glamorous yet everyday is basically what I aim for every day of my life, so glad to hear I'm nailing it! Don't worry, my coat was just out of shot! And these photos were taken a few weeks ago before it turned this cold!!

  5. January 19, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    This is so, so powerfully pretty. There is the most fabulously glam Dr. Zhivargo-y vibe at work in this elegant cold weather ensemble.

    Consider me smitten, sweet CiCi, and very apt to keep the inspiration train chugging along with my own iteration one of these days. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tons of hugs,
    โ™ฅ Jessica

    *PS* The brooch looks so awesome on you. Thank you very much for the thoughtful link to my Etsy shop. I truly appreciate it.

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:25 am

      Thank you Jessica ๐Ÿ™‚ would love to see your take one day! And no problem about the link, my pleasure x

  6. January 19, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Oh no, why did I look? Here I am, desperately trying not to spend money, and now you've made me want to buy this beautiful skirt, WHY?! I seem to recall coming to the conclusion that Voodoo Vixen sizing wouldn't work on me, but I think I'm going to have to go and check anyway: curses! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:27 am

      Well the amount of times you've made me want to buy things, Amber – payback! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think you're right in the sizing – I take a 26" waist in most brands and the VV Small is usually on the slightly roomy side on me, but actually with this skirt it wasn't a big problem. I've definitely got bigger smalls from them…

  7. January 19, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Oh my, such a pretty a pretty outfit! I love the skirt, it looks so much fuller than on product pictures. I also love that Collectif top, which didn't give me any "wow"-feelings when I saw it on their website, but seeing it on you, I feel like I need to have it. Maybe I really need to order more clothes from Collectif's sale while it lasts!

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Do note I've got the PUG canvas underskirt puffing it out a bit, but actually as I've said above this skirt looks much fuller than most things I put it under! Glad to be convincing everyone to the amazingness of the Collectif lurex top, which is a personal favourite of mine ๐Ÿ˜‰ snap it up!

  8. January 19, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    I.Love.The.Skirt. It suit you so much, just the right amount of volume!

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Agreed – it's what I want from every skirt!

  9. January 20, 2016 / 4:06 am

    Hey, what's the point of reading a blog if you don't cop style tips from it once in a while? Beautiful outfit, and I think you've made the full skirt and fur hat your own. That skirt is absolutely divine.

    • January 20, 2016 / 7:30 am

      Very true! At least, that's why I read them anyway… Just a big ol' thief!

  10. January 20, 2016 / 9:14 am

    That is a tremendously pretty outfit.

  11. January 20, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit! I saw Noras post too, and it was truly inspiring. And now after I see yours with the fur hat I'm inspired to get one of my own! (I sense a chain forming…) I agree, if you love a print or collection – get all the pieces! It's certainly not boring! Also your dog pin is amazing!

    • January 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      I would absolutely love to start a chain, that would be amazing! Please do hop aboard the furry hat train…

  12. January 21, 2016 / 9:57 am

    This is such a lovely look ~ the skirt, hat and top all blend together extremely elegantly! You look like a Russian Princess. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    • January 21, 2016 / 1:29 pm

      I was hoping I did, so I'm quite pleased if anyone agrees with me ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  13. January 21, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    So wait…the hat is in fact a headband? Wonderful!

    Love the whole outfit.

    I've been delighted with my furry hat, especially now that it is FREEZING outside.


    • January 24, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Yep, there's a hole at the top of my head! I found that the furry hats were all so huge looking on my head, but the headbands were a great compromise as I could position them where I want. And still warm despite the hole!

  14. January 21, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    I don't blame you for getting two pieces in this beautiful flocked feather print as it is so totally gorgeous. The whole outfit is wonderfully glamorous and chic, and the nice classical column and bit of moss in the background are giving me even more 50's magazine fashion spread vibes!

    • January 24, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Thanks, I was quite pleased with the location ๐Ÿ™‚ It's in the grounds of one of Cambridge's colleges – we're spoilt for wonderful architecture in this city…

  15. January 23, 2016 / 1:35 am

    Hehe Jessica beat me to it – the first thing I thought was Dr. Zhivargo too because of the hat! I love it! I actually had a hat just like this when I lived in Russia, only unfortunately it was made of rabbit fur…:(
    I love all of the subtle little details in this outfit, the peacock print looks so beautiful and of course, I love that little dog ๐Ÿ˜€ Speaking of, are there any plans to involve any of the dogs from borrow my doggy in an outfit post one day?

    • January 24, 2016 / 9:51 am

      Hmm, I have been thinking about going into Borrow My Doggy more; it's very hard to get this particular dog to stay still for more than 5 seconds, but we've been gradually building up some snaps from various walks, so I may just share them one day ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  16. January 24, 2016 / 1:04 am

    I love this. The skirt is such an awesome pattern and so delightfully full and the accessories you paired with it are perfect. You look great in this fur hat and the dog pin is super cute too!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

    • January 24, 2016 / 9:52 am

      I'm so pleased everyone seems to love the little dog brooch as much as I do ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  17. January 25, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Such a lovely skirt, great pattern and shape. I like the fur hat and who could resist that dog brooch?!

  18. January 26, 2016 / 5:25 am

    W the Winter Princess!…W the Winter PRincess!!
    so charming,CHARMING Look…cheers!

  19. January 31, 2016 / 3:20 am

    You are so beautiful CiCi! I love the pattern of the skirt so much!

  20. January 31, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    I love that brooch, so cute! x

  21. January 31, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    This is such a fabulous winter look! I always love the way you style your outfits x

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