Thursday, 30 May 2013

Vintage Shopping List - Summer!

Well it's nearly June, and Summer has been teasing us by popping its pretty little head out to say hello for long enough to allow us to put on a frock and paint our toenails, before mischievously disappearing being a big, angry cloud.

But fear not....even if it keeps raining, Summer vintage style needn't be a complete washout! I am certain that sunshine is just around the corner, so with that in mind I have put together a little shopping list of vintage and repro buys that are must haves for the season

3 Umbrellas...too much?

This gorgeous little set from Tara Starlet is so cute! If you ask me it demands a great stack of bakelite and bamboo bangles and a pair of souvenir wedges!

                       

Freddies of Pinewood have some lovely new shorts that come in Navy, Black, White and this lovely bright Red, all with a gingham trim


 If you haven't visited Freddie's website for a while, I advise you to do so. They have absolutely loads of tops at the moment, whether you're a 40s Sweetheart or a Rockabilly at heart, and as always they are really reasonably priced and great for everyday wear. I love this Bardot top which also comes in black and navy stripe, and although yellow doesn't really suit me, I think it's great for Summer



I have been drooling over these Miss L Fire Lola shoes for ages


Although I think I will probably get these, which I aboslutely love and are slightly more practical (and cheaper!)

                                                                       Lana Wedge £69.99

I think I'll also be investing in a pair of these moccasins from Clarks as a lovely casual summer shoe

Sylvie Chic On sale @ £39.00

Staying with the Clarks Originals range, I also really like these classic strappy sandals

                                                                        Frieda Sun £69.00

The Rocket Originals 'Nancy' Play shoe now comes in a super chic snake skin!


                                                                             Nancy £75.00

If you are heading to the beach, then you can't beat a What Katie Did swim suit. From my own experience, they fit so well, and are incredibly flattering, I adore them! I have this one in blue (see my last post!)

Retro Bikini Top and Bottoms £34.75 each

Etsy have an amazing choice of vintage swimsuits, unfortunately they are always really quite expensive


I love this vintage 2 piece with Sarong skirt as well, so cute!

1950s Bikini  $198.00

Pretend it's sunny and wear sunglasses!
These vintage decorated cats eye frames are from Dead Men's Spex


 If you're after a pretty Summer frock, the Heyday! Fleur dress is a firm favourite of many a vintage girl, and these beauties are currently on sale!



If I had some money right now to spend on a frock I would buy this beautiful vintage number from Etsy



A Summer outfit wouldn't be complete without a wicker bag and there are zillions to choose from on Etsy. Here are a couple of my favourites

Bright red!



Bright and flowery..and round!



Top it all off with a pretty straw hat



But, if all else fails, and the heavens open....protect that hair!



Marilyn Rain bonnet from Betty Blue's Loungerie £26.25

Happy shopping folks!



14 comments:

  1. How many beautiful things, I especially love the shoes LANA miss l fire. Unfortunately, even in Italy, the temperatures are much lower.
    Debora

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  2. Loving all those swimsuits!! And what a cute rain bonnet!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  3. I love this post, you're making me want to embrace more of a vintage style this summer!

    oflambsandlace.blogspot.com

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  4. A lovely list. Might need to get a straw bag for this summer. If we get one!

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  5. Ohhhhh! I love this post! Such pretty items! Now I must go summer shopping!

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  6. I think we all should get 3 umbrellas and this rain bonnet - it seems like we won't see the sun this summer v.v'
    Lovely items though^^

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  7. That Alfred Shaheen dress is always popping up on my etsy searches - it's great and quite a bargain considering the prices that those dresses usually go for!

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  8. thank you for that great list and remembering me that i need new shorts and a soft strawhat!
    and i´m still searching for the right sandals - flat, brown, t-strap.

    luckily i finished sewing my summerdresses :-)

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  9. This post is stuffed full of things I'd like to stuff (or delicately pack) into my suitcase! How cute is that Tara Starlet set? Definitely some bangles to accessorise!

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  10. Splendidly lovely post! (Great minds, too, may I add - my next post in a couple of days is devoted to vintage summer wardrobe staples.)

    All of those shoes are calling my name! I have more cold weather pairs (hmmm, perhaps not all the surprising given the harsh Canadian winters :)) than ones for sunny days, and am hoping to even the score more as the summer months progress this year.

    ♥ Jessica

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  11. I have been eyeing off a few of these pieces too recently... though unfortunately it is now winter in Australia, though a girl can dream right?

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  12. such beautiful things on your list ....

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  13. The Heyday dress is a must have for me.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  14. What wonderful style and taste you have! I like your focus on Fifties fashion: that's my favorite era. I grew up in the Sixties looking at my mother and her friends wearing Fifties clothes and thought they were the epitome of feminine beauty.

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