Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Eighties Inspired Outfit: Feeling Like A Belle Star

More 1980's than 50's?
Today's outfit always makes me feel like I should be in an eighties girl group like Banarama or the Belle Stars.This morning I even played the best of Banarama to compliment it so have got "Cruel Summer" running through my head as I write this (the irony that its currently only stopped flooding rain here isn't lost on me)
 I brought this dress from Dorothy Perkins last year when they were having a bit of a "madmen" moment and their store was full of 1950's inspired summer frocks. Whenever vintage styles have a fashion "moment" I always buy whatever I can, happy in the knowledge that even when swing dresses or Capri pants are no longer featuring in the pages of Vogue I will still have my fab finds filling my wardrobe.
Defying the rubbish weather with my outfit
As happens with a lot with vintage inspired high street clothes the dress is actually quite short so without tights or leggings you are at serious risk of flashing your knickers.Ive found this with a lot of the swing style dresses which have hit the shops over the last few seasons and as I'm quite short I think they must be meant to be worn as mini dresses by long legged hotties, I just remedy this by chucking on one of my many pairs of footless tights or leggings.
I love the orange and yellow print on this dress. its making me feel very summery even if its only May and does feel very very fifties.
Ive coupled it with a cardigan I brought when I was in New York a few years ago. I think it was from Urban outfitters but couldn't swear it.I remember my husband thought I was bonkers buying a cardigan in the sweltering September heat but whose laughing now (him still probably)
 I love the colour of it. A strange sea green and the fact it has short sleeves means its ideal for the current weather where one minute its boiling an the next its pouring down. Ive knotted it at the waist so you can see the full circle of the dress.

Lashings of Kate Moss lipstick on
My hair today is a cross between a beehive and a bun. A bunhive? It isn't really doing what its told but as with so many things distraction is always a good option so Ive put in a flower I brought from Tescos recently and I'm wearing lots of red lipstick with is the Kate Moss one by Rimmel.
I'm calling this hairstyle a bunhive or a bunbee
I need to do quite a lot of dashing around today so this outfit isn't too fussy but I still feel quite girly too.

The Details
Dress-Dorothy Perkins
cardigan-Urban Outfitters
Lipstick-Kate Moss For Rimmel

Remember feeling good and looking great has nothing to do with dress size and everything to do with attitude.

Never wait to be a certain weight to start enjoying clothes and never reject anything thinking it wont suit your shape. Try it on-you may be surprised.

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