This is the outfit I wore to the vintage Jubilee party I wrote about last week. As you can see I have been practising my finger waves – I thought it would be difficult to master but actually they are quite simple once you have done them a few times. And it suits me down to the ground as I don’t have to sleep in curlers or any fuss like that.
The dress is a 70s crimplene number (how I love my easy-care synthetics), which is obviously influenced by 30s style. It has a cross-over bodice, puffed sleeves, and pretty floral print. Although I love the dress it isn’t really my usual style, so it will be going into the Penny Dreadful Vintage store at some point soon.
The wedges I am wearing were an old purchase from Primark. I’ve mentioned before that after reading To Die For I don’t shop in super-cheap stores any more (although I still wear my past purchases since there is no point not putting them to use). There is just too high a risk that the garment I’m wearing has come from someone else’s misery, and I don’t really want that guilt on my shoulders. There is a similar risk in any new clothing of course, since unless you are buying from an ethical label you can’t be sure how it has been made. But if you are buying something incredibly, ridiculously, cheap, you can put very high odds on the fact they they have made their cost savings on human labour.
All of which is another great reason to buy vintage eh!