Thursday, 27 August 2009

Eclectic Aesthetic 22.08.09



This is what I wore over the weekend to catch up with some friends I hadn't seen all summer. I have a real fascination with vintage hair but rarely have the patience to attempt it, so I was lucky enough to employ a gorgeous girlfriend to do it for me - and take pictures. She is the queen bee of vintage style so I was honoured to be a canvas for her talent!

You may remember the fringe I had cut a couple of months back, well, it's now got to that awkward growing-out stage where all I ever want to do is pin it back, but how could I complain when it looks this swish?


I loved this outfit too, the dress was a real steal at £15 from Primark, and this is the first chance I've had to wear it. The two of us were definitely meant to be - it was one of those situations where I found it all alone, in a rack of ugly office skirts, in my size, and then preceded to float as if on a cloud of joy around the store, amidst many a gasp of envy. The pictures don't quite give you the full idea, but anything pastel peach and layered has to get my vote.

I wore it with another great find that's not pictured - a vintage white leather clutch purse that set me back a mere £3.99 in an Welsh charity shop - and felt completely Carrie Bradshaw tottering off to a local wine bar with it in hand. I'm definitely letting my style skip happily into vintage territory from here on out, so I will keep you posted on my finds and adventures!


On another note, I'm off to Milan next week! Tuesday morning to be exact, and will be away for 10 days. Do not quake at visions of a ghost-town Charade however, as I will be scheduling the usual line-up of posts to keep you occupied. And, on my return, expect many pictures and hopefully an ultimate budget guide to the Italian city of style. Would anybody be interested in a post on packing tips? I'm going to have to seriously educate myself as I'm limited to strictly one piece of hand luggage for the whole trip...

Ciao for now!



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15 comments:

Leia said...

You look gorgeous! I love your dress, and your hair is just stunning. I wish I had the patience and skill required to create styles like that!

Have a lovely time in Milan! <3

B. said...

i'd love a post of packing tips! i always pack too much.

that dress is AMAZING!

Claire said...

Wow, hair looks amazing!!!! Wish mine would do that :)

Emma said...

Wow- that hair is amazing
xx

Maria Confer said...

You look stunning! What gorgeous hair and what a beautiful dress!

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kaitlinpaigeallen said...

Your hair is lovely. I wish I had a expert vintage stylish friend around!
Milan? Thrilling! And I for one would love a post on packing tips. I always over or under pack.

LauraCassidy said...

I would love a post on packing tips! I always bring too much. Have a fab trip!

Harriet said...

Oh wow, I'm going to be in Milan in just over a month's time, pretty please let me know all your tips when you get back!

The hair and the dress look fantastic too, I really need more fabulous hairdressers among my friends!

Jennifer said...

I love the pinning of the fringe. I could try, but it would probably fall out with my thin, slippery hair.

I would totally love a post on how to pack. I have no idea what I'm going to do about transporting all my stuff to school, without filling up my room with boxes.

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Steph said...

a packing tips post would be lovely

JennTRC said...

The dress and hairstyle go perfect together! :)

R. said...

Ooh, lucky thing, getting to jet off to beautiful Italy! A budget guide to Milan would be an awesome read when you get back :)

--xo.

A said...

Oh how lovely! Have a fabulous time!! I adore your hairstyle, so vintage chic.

Pamster said...

So, I wrote a possible post on packing. Want to see it? Can email it to you.

Voila Megan said...

Pamster - Yes! Would LOVE to see it. Email it over a.s.a.p. mycharade@hotmail.com ♥

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