During Winter it’s really tricky to have that ‘vintage’ look. Easy with the hair and make up but I hate the cold. I have heaps of dresses but I would have to team them with pantyhose & cardigans and it’s just not enough to keep me warm.
I do kinder drop-offs and pick-ups 4 times a week so I dress casually but it’s still enough that I have that ‘vintage’ look.
I got these fabulous Freddies of Pinewood 1940’s work jeans on eBay. I absolutely love these jeans and they are so comfortable. These are high waisted and very very different from any of the modern style of jeans so I do stand out with my ‘old fashioned’ jeans.
I mixed it up with different cardigans – my passion. I have a real thing for vintage beaded cardigans and have accumulated a few of them either through eBay, vintage stores or vintage markets. Some of them were (now I know) a little overpriced and others absolute bargains. I recently bought a vintage cream coloured beaded cardigan for only $9.99 – it’s in my birthday pile so I have to pretend I don’t know what I am getting for a whole month.
Then the other cardigans I have are just random buys online and even Target & Big W when I have seen a particular colour that I like. The Big W buy was a stupid one…right colour but way too long. Meh.
The jumper I have on in this pic is a Boxing Day sale buy – online Friends of Couture. I love it – I’m not much a fan of jumpers (taking it off over my hairstyles can be a bit stress inducing) but this is cute, warm, has two little bows on the front & has full length sleeves.
My pearls – single strand are also vintage. I picked them up….so freakin cheap with the most amazing clasp on the back for only $6.00 from the ‘Round She Goes’ market that was held recently at Box Hill.
My shoes – el cheapo. Kmart buy for $3.00. I needed plain white canvas shoes and found these. They work.