Wednesday, 16 March 2016

What Helen Wore: Brunch

Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage
Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage, brunch, Zara boots
Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage
Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage

For me, brunch usually involves lazy day comfy clothes that allow for the consumption of a whole lot of eggs. But SOUTHPOUR were putting on a Blogger Brunch so I had to make a little more effort. And, with a vintage style talk in the afternoon, a vintage outfit was a definite requirement. I pulled out this dress that I'd picked up from Mr Ben's last year. I haven't worn it that much but that doesn't reflect how I feel about it. I love the pattern but the colour combination lends itself to brighter days. As a result it's spent winter in my wardrobe. Plus, the shape of it wasn't quite right so that had been putting me off. Me being me, it'd popped it on my mental 'to alter' pile and hadn't gotten round to doing said alteration. The skirt of the dress was quite long and A-line. I'd planned on making it more of a pencil shape to make it a bit more flattering. But then I decided I wanted to wear it and it turns out I didn't have the time (or the energy) to make that alteration properly. So out came the scissors and off went the bottom of the skirt. Voila! I'm much happier with the new length. I should have done a little before an after photo to show the transformation (even if it was just a small one).

Dress | Mr Ben
Boots | Zara
Rings | VeraMeat / Datter Industries / Jerome Dauphin
Glasses | c/o Iolla

I never seem to learn my alteration lesson though. Just last Sunday I bought myself a vintage dress at Carnaby Market and I already have grand plans of what I want to do with it. It has a bright floral print against a black base and some fun pink buttons. My plan is to make it even more interesting by giving it a sweetheart neckline. It is definitely more of a summer dress, so at least I have a bit of time before it will be warm enough to wear it. I'll try my best to actually get round to it this time and not just take the scissors to it in a slap dash way. We shall see....

Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage
Blogger Brunch, Southpour, vintage dress, bloody mary, Scottish blogger, edinburgh blogger, red head, Mr Ben Vintage

2 comments:

  1. The Mr Ben dress is absolutely gorgeous. I'm partial to bold, bright colors & pattern. :]

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  2. The Mr Ben dress is absolutely gorgeous. I'm partial to bold, bright colors & pattern. :]

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