Sunday, 20 May 2012

blue plaid vintage dresses, hooded capes and nearing the end of autumn

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I hope you are having a great weekend! This is what I wore yesterday, for a coldish but brilliant Saturday when John and I managed to get lots of things done, including finding the perfect coffee table. I had an inkling we'd find it this weekend, and almost called it on twitter – now I think I should have! This is my favourite early 1960's wool plaid dress, well ok it is my only early 1960's wool plaid dress, but I love the soft wool (although do wear a slip with it; years of wearing a wool kilt – the world's ugliest wool kilt – as part of my school uniform scarred me for life and left me with memories of itchy legs!), the colours (there's an unexpected touch of green in amongst the blue, a tiny stripe!), and the bodice detail finished off with the bow. It is so warm and soft to wear, and really snuggly. I am tempted to lengthen it a little, though. It has several inches to do so, but the hem is currently finished nicely with ribbon and I don't know if I fancy unpicking all that and re-sewing it with boring old looping stitches. I do know I'll wear this dress a lot over winter so I'll see how I feel about it further down the line!

I woke up with the biggest curliest hair and decided to go with it – I thought it was going to rain and that my curls would go within the hour, but I was lucky and so they stayed big all day. Big hair, my favourite thing. Really, it is. Also in preparation for the rain, I wore my asos cape (that I got from an op shop, yays) as it has a hood; good for keeping hair dry and for mysterious posing, both excellent qualities for a cape to have.

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Babycat also managed to fit a lot in to her day, starting with sleeping in my hat box and finishing with snoozing in my hat box. I don't know how she does it. I can barely keep up.

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THanks to John for snapping me! Oh, and thanks to YOU very much for the feedback on the hair tutorial question. I will make a video with talking (!) (editing nightmare!) but it will have to wait a bit. I've cut my thumb right where I open up hair pins and have to use my other hand to put them in, which takes me ages and would make the video very long and tedious to watch! I will do one as soon as I can. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Kisses!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your dress and makeup here; beautiful, as always, but a little quirky! And the photos are lovely, Melbourne's such a beautiful place isn't it?
Evangeline
X

Lynn said...

Oh my! I love love this dress! Beautiful! Sorry about your thumb. Hope it mends quickly and easily.

xoxo
Lynn

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You look absolutely adorable! Love the cape and your hair! Crunchy leaves are my fave :)

Christine said...

I love that dress—and it looks so cute paired with that cape!

ro said...

I love this colour and this patern! It looks so beautiful with your red hair...

I read you from Spain, and it's funny to see the change beetwen spring and autumn.

Kisses.

Peachy Keen said...

You look stunning as always. Love the orangey lips.

Jade

Claudia said...

What a beautiful outfit! And I love the autumnish photos. :)

Sharleena Bramley said...

Lovely dress, one hell of a cape, and gorgeous cat!

Sharleena xx
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josephinetalepeddler said...

I love seeing Melbourne bathed in Autumn light. You both glow. xx

Elif Onay said...

It's fun seeing outfit post on Autumn when it's almost Summer where I live. I love you outfit and the make-up that goes pretty well with it. Great!

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Jessica Cangiano said...

Such a captivatingly beautiful setting - and outfit. Those deep, serene hues of blue look smashing with your fiery locks.


Wishing you a marvelous Sunday,
♥ Jessica

Granthrax said...

OK - cape = cute overload! Love that it is a solid colour too, and that it isn't drowning the pattern of the dress.

Martina Visnjic art said...

You look soooo beautiful, I love your make up.

Madeline Grace said...

Oh my goodness! I love the dress and the cape! You're makeup is beautiful like always! <3

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Your dress looks fab with the hair. Love the makeup and cape. I remember those boots from years ago - they were such a good buy, so versatile and still so relevant.

x

PS My fav pic is Babycat. Soft, fluffy piece of heaven:D

ourdailydress said...

Babycat and my cats have similar habits. Great dress, love that color with your hair.

MarieBayArea said...

cute outfit. love that capelet.

Bianca said...

Your dress is so perfect with the red hair! I really love reading your blog for all the beautiful photos of Melbourne, too. I hope to move there next year :)

Sleekit said...

Your make up is so beautiful in this shoot, I love the blue lids and orange lips, devine

That dress is perfection

Sleekit x

Kate said...

Love your outfit! All your lovely outfit photos lately have got me seriously craving autumn (my favourite season)!! Too bad here in Canada we are only at the start of summer :(

Sarah Dee said...

That dress is amazing! Words cannot even describe how much I love it!

♥Sarah♥
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