Outfit: touches of mint

Well, things have gone pretty crazy since my 30th last week. You all know I got engaged – so we’re hunting for venues to make sure we can book one up for next summer. Meanwhile, the purchase of our first house is going through! Anyone who’s bought a house in the UK (and/or probably everywhere else!) knows how stressful that is and how much paperwork is involved. And then paperwork for your paperwork. Both of these things happened kind of suddenly (long story about how buying a house can happen suddenly!), so there was no time for planning or preparation and my mind is currently running between furniture and contracts on a hectic loop and not a lot of blog content is coming out of it right now! I’m also not commenting as much on other blogs – I am still reading though when I get chance.
Fortunately, I’m a hoarder and have some photos in the archive, including this set. The photography isn’t top notch as these particular ones probably pre-date my newer lens (and my 30s!), but I still kinda like them for their hazy quality. This outfit was also created with lots of bits I already had in my wardrobe and features the denim jacket I wear constantly in spring, but hardly features on this blog. It was about time it showed up here! I really like wearing it buttoned up with my full skirts, because it’s just the right length that it doesn’t squash them down.
These shots were taken on a typical breezy, overcast spring day here in the UK in a field full of buttercups. There’s something classically British and lovely about that, even for a wind-hater like me.
Casual 50s look with denim jacket, headscarf and polka dot skirt.
Casual 50s look with denim jacket & headscarf



Casual 50s look with denim jacket, headscarf and polka dot skirt.

Denim jacket and headscarf
Casual 50s look with denim jacket, headscarf and polka dot skirt.
Denim jacket and headscarf


Mint green vintage style shoes and camera bag


Casual 50s look with denim jacket, headscarf and polka dot skirt.
Headscarf: eBay
Jacket: New Look (very similar)
Top: ASOS (similar)
Skirt: ASOS (old)
Bag: Jo Totes camera bag (similar)
Shoes: BAIT via Zulily
Right, back to the furniture hunting…


  1. May 15, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Adorable look! And wow that sounds like SO much has happened for you! Amazing things to look forward to! <3

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      It really has! Very busy, but in the best possible way 🙂

  2. May 15, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Very cute, these pics have a lovely feel! I too am sucked into a vortex of busyness so I hear you about finding time to read blogs – I really hope your purchase goes smoothly and that very soon you'll be in your own place! Xx

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      You keep beating me to it with commenting though, so you're somehow much more in control of things than I am!! We're 2/3 of the way there with the house… (according to our online tracker!) xx

  3. May 15, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    This is such a cute, fabulously fun outfit – and reminder to us all to rock our classic jean jackets in a vintage inspired context far more often. Goodness knows I'm guilty of letting mine gather dust in the closet (figuratively speaking!) far too often.

    I hope you're having a beautiful weekend and are basking in the unmatched joy of being engaged!

    Tons of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      I love a good denim jacket! When you find one that fits you well, they're so handy to have around.

      We're happy, but we're so busy we do keep getting caught up in minor trials and tribulations that come with event planning, buying a house and a house move!! x

  4. May 15, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Lovely look and all those buttercups make a great background. Congratulations on your engagement! Good luck with the venue search and the house buying.

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you – and I think I need the luck right now! If things could all fall into place very soon I'd be relieved…

  5. May 16, 2016 / 7:49 am

    Good luck with the house hunting. There's something incredibly reassuring about having your own home, I find. It will all be worth all the stress.

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      Definitely, I absolutely can't wait! We've just picked up the first piece of furniture (a dining table set) specifically for the new home and suddenly it's starting to feel a lot more real!

  6. May 16, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Love this outfit and the location is oh so pretty. I love a denim jacket over a dress which reminds me that my mum has a very cute one that I must borrow because it is the perfect length ha. Sounds like a very exciting time in your life, congratulations! x

  7. May 18, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Congratulations again on all of your big milestones! I'm glad your house purchase went through, I know that can be so stressful. Given what the housing market is like in Chicago, I'm starting to feel like I'll never be able to afford to own one…
    Love the outfit. The perfect denim jacket really is a must have in spring, and I think you've found just the right one. Sometimes they're either too long or too cropped, so one that hits right at the waist can be hard to find.

  8. May 19, 2016 / 4:53 am

    Good luck with the house hunting and wedding venue hunting! So many exciting things happening! <3 Love these photos too! So cute!

  9. Anonymous
    May 19, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Buying a house is a big commitment! Do not worry the slight lest if you are too busy with all paper work and looking for furniture for your future nest. I am in the same process as both of you but only with one salary, it is quite risky. Good luck and finger crossed! Eva (from Luxembourg/Germany)

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