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!)
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
The Rocket Originals 'Nancy' Play shoe now comes in a super chic snake skin!
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
Vintage 1950S Swimsuit $165.00
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
Vintage Sunglasses £75.00
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
1950s Alfred Shaheen Dress $94.00
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
Vintage 50s/60s Wicker box bag $40
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!