Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Styled by Helen: Vintage Floral

Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses
Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses, datter industries skull ring, Jerome dauphin fools gold ring
Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glassesVintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses
Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses

If at first you don't succeed: try, try and try again. I styled up this vintage floral dress last week, but looking back at the photos I decided I hated the outfit I'd put together. It's not often I hate anything, but I really did not do a good job of dressing myself that day. There was way too much going on, including navy tights and a green hat. Basically I just wasn't feeling it. So, after some time away from this dress, I decided to give it another go.

Take two feels much better - comfy and cosy, just the way I like it. It may not be the most fashion forward piece, but I do enjoy this dress. The print is pretty and colourful. Plus the fabric is slightly crinkled which equals no ironing. Win! Which is exactly the reason why I gave it a second chance. Like Kimberley said in her Vintage Floral post - it's all about experimenting and seeing what works for you. The jumper was an essential for a chilly day. I borrowed it from Heather Mac and I actually rally like the happy yellow colour. Heather and I a sister sleepover at the weekend, which we spent watching The Prestige and Dogma in honor of Bowie and Alan Rickman. We also ate a whole load of food, so this easy outfit really was required for the next day.

Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses

Dress | Vintage Kilo Sale
Jumper | Borrowed from Heather Mac
Boots | Zara
Necklace | Lucky Dip Club
Rings | Datter Industries and Jerome Dauphin

I've nicknamed this dress - my Sandra Bullock dress. I watched a lot of cheesy Sandra Bullock movies over the festive period. She always seems to be wearing a slightly old fashioned floral number but still manages to look pretty fabulous (in a girl next door approachable kind of way, of course). And her dresses usually seem to be paired with some kind of chunky knit. Which is probably the subconscious reason why I paired this dress with this jumper. Forget Unlikely Style Icons, I think Sandra Bullock may be the Subconscious Style Icon behind this whole look. Okay, I'm talking way too much about Sandra Bullock. What can I say, she is in some terrible movies, wearing some terrible clothes but she still has a place in my fashion heart. These films are my favourites ( in case you were wondering):
  • While You Were Sleeping
  •  The Net
  • Practical Magic
  • Premonition
Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses
Vintage style, vintage floral dress. vintage kilo sale, mustard chunky knit jumper, cody style, comfy outfit, brown zara boots, The Lucky Dip Club charm necklace, Scottish Blogger, red head, ginger bob, Iolla clear glasses

So, what I'm trying to say is: it doesn't always have to be about wearing something super stylish. Sometimes it can just be about being happy with what you've got on and feeling a little bit like Sandra Bullock. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I just happened to find your blog! You are the exact opposite of me in style when it comes to colors - AND I LOVE IT! You ROCK fun colors. This is an incredible and fun outfit!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. This is just my sort of look - a cute floral dress and knitwear! That jumper is just the most gorgeous colour too <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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