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Time Capsule

As the summer sunshine tries (mostly in vain) to peak out from behind grey clouds, the time has come to bust out my capsule festival wardrobe.

First up is an original 1980s Topshop body-Con dress in super scorching neon pink. The perfect colour for this season and so naughty.

Team it with a fantastic early 1990s, oversized studded denim shirt for a more casual look.

Next, a pair of pretty vintage 1980s M&S floral shorts which I’ve cropped off to give them more of an edge.

Topped with a 1970s Falmers fitted denim waistcoat. 

Finally, add the perfect festival backpack and I’m ready for the off.

Lovely for a summer weekend away, everything can be mixed & matched so no need for more. Well, apart from the wellies of course and maybe some knickers.

Here’s to a simply smashing summer.

xxx

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A Right Royal Knees Up

Excitement is mounting down here at the Manor.

Only a few weeks to go until The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I’m already outfit planning for the event.

First up is this simply stunning 1950s vintage royal blue (of course) waffle cotton dress with white trim. Accessorised with a huge 1960s enamel flower brooch, a white clutch and an unseen red petticoat to complete the look and keep the flag flying.

Prom Tiddly Om Pom

Blooming Lovely

Next we have an amazing 1980s vintage red polka dot dress. Even though it’s an 80s dress it has a lovely 1940s vibe, complete with the very latest thing ‘the peplum’. I’ve added a blue patent belt, a string of pearls and some gorgeous 1960s flower earrings to finish off.

Peplum Perfect

Patriotic Petals

Now all I have to decide is, which to wear first and then find the nearest Street Party.

I Hope Kate & Wills have arranged one, I promised Harry I’d teach him to tango.

3 cheers for her Majesty.

Lady Fi. xxx

Where The Wild Things Are.

Grrrrrrrrrr. Hello Tigers. Welcome back.

Today I’m in love with all things animal. I’ve ferreted out the faux fur and grabbed the snakeskin clutch (vintage of course) and, as there seams to be an explosion of love for our feathered friends on the High St too at the moment I’ve decided to take a peek at some of my favourite animal inspired pieces.

Top of my list is this gorgeous (and I must say quite huge) Vintage Lion Pendant. Purrrfect. 

Next up, my Vintage Silver Frog Pendant with turquoise set stone. He looks a little squashed but I still love him.

Finally, I salute the man (or bird) of the moment with my cute Vintage Articulated Owl Pendant. With his amber stone set eyes, he definitely means business.

Hope you have a wild evening too.

xxx

Stuck in the Middleton with you

Winter White is definitely alright with me. (Well a sort of off white anyway).

Today I thought I would dress like a Duchess (The Former Miss Middleton) and opted for a stylish 1980s vintage ivory dress teamed with a thin black belt, neat velvet clutch bag and the ultimate accessory a 1950s netted hat. This, of course, being the thrifty Kate we love, the dress can be also worn without the collar and paired with glamourous red & gold for a more Pippa look.

Two for the price of one.

If only I had a Winter Wedding to attend.