Apologies for not posting for so long my lovlies, it’s been a hell of a few weeks! In the midst of preparing for our upcoming holiday (2 weeks today, *squueeaaalll!!!*) I have also managed to land myself a new job! It’s all very exciting, and has all gone through very quickly, so I am absolutely looking forward to a week in the sun to stop and recharge my batteries. However, more on that later I can assure you :p
Today, I want to show you my latest vintage purchase! One of my favourite online vintage stores is Love Miss Daisy. The whole website exudes glamour and elegance, and it really feels like a treat to merely browse through the beautiful pieces they have collected and have for sale. I also love how they have organised their items – you can search not only by item and era, but also by size! Not many vintage sites have that filter option, as understandably sizes have changed so much over the years, and it’s more likely to encourage buyers to go by measurements than sizes. But, there’s not much worse than scrolling through pages of vintage, to come across THE DRESS and find that its not anywhere near your size 😥 It really is a lovely site, with so many lovely clothes being posted on a regular basis, with some very affordable pieces too! I’ve seen breathtaking gowns from the forties, to eighties cocktail dresses, at prices from nearly £200 down to £15! With a range of beautiful accessories too, it really is worth a look.
One of my main reasons for visiting LMD so regularly, is that there are a couple of very special pieces that I have fallen head over heels in love with. As they are such special pieces (and priced as such!) I have been dreaming of them for about a year now! One is the aforementioned forties gown – the fabric is utterly stunning, with a backdrop of an almost bluebell purple/blue, with pink and orange starbursts. The material is described as beautiful liquid satin, and you can just imagine how that would feel swishing around your legs as you walked. This is one of those dresses that is so gorgeous it makes you want to cry! I would desperately love to own this dress – regardless of whether I have anywhere spectacular to wear it or not! A girl can keep dreaming!
Another piece I had fallen in love with at the same time, was this very rare Alice Pollock shirt tunic from the sixties. The shape looked amazing, and the length is perfect for this era. I love the squiggly line embroidery on the cotton material – I could just see this being work with backcombed hair a la Bridget Bardot, a thick white hair band and some killer eyeliner flicks. Now, as mentioned earlier, I have got myself a new job! And as such I thought I deserved a bit of a well done treat, so I bought myself the shirt! I’ve never been more excited for something to arrive, and it came so quickly. LMD listed that the shirt would be posted special next day delivery with insurance, which is great to know that as a company that care so much about their products, and understand the value of the rarer items they have.
The shirt arrived, and I was so excited I just tried it on without worrying about leggings or tights! It is of course long enough to be seen in decently, but I don’t think I’d want to go out and about wearing anything other than leggings or very thick tights! I know the sixties championed the mini skirt, but that is a bit much! The shirt was listed as fitting modern UK size 8-10, so I wear the shirt with a belt to give it a bit more shape on my petite frame. I was a bit worried about the bell sleeves when I tried it on – they are huge! But, with a bit of confidence and getting used to a very different look, they’re definitely starting to grow on me! I absolutely adore this shirt, and I can’t wait to style it and wear it in as many ways as I can, I’m thinking skinny jeans for a more modern look! I’m thrilled to bits with my Love Miss Daisy purchase, and they will remain top of my list for vintage websites!
The Vintage Housewife x