So here I am, dabbling in the 60s. As I said in my last post about my favourite 60s styles, this outfit is unusual because, for once, I’m not showing you anything that’s particularly new here. It mostly came about because I’d specifically set myself the challenge to wear this dress again, which had been languishing in my wardrobe since Christmas Day 2014. I also didn’t allow any new purchases for the cause, by which point my brain has pretty much lost interest, but I tempted it back with mint green and the promise of a beret…
And you know what, I love how this turned out! I felt super stylish, but for once not overdressed for a walk around the city centre. I felt like I came across as a trend-setting fashionista too, as a group of local political activists to my left stopped what they were doing to watch me pose. And then they stole my cameraman – turns out that’s what they were really after. But I like to think I looked so good they assumed B was a professional photographer… Or something.
I’m not sad to soon say goodbye to winter and welcome spring, but this bright sunny day the colours in this outfit lifted my cold-weather spirits. Also – bonus – my bag is actually the camera bag I featured before, so only one bag to lug around for once. Fashionable and practical.
Top: ASOS (old)
Pinafore: New Look (old)
Shoes: so old I can’t remember
Bag: ‘Abby’ Jo Totes
I am now waiting, excitedly, to find out if I am a winner of the Oxfam #vintagefaceandstyle competition, which I believe closes today…