Sunday, 25 April 2010

Blue Striped Dress

I made this dress from the Vogue V8184 pattern, firstly in the pencil skirt version, but then decided to change the skirt to an A-line pattern I cut myself, which I think works well in this striped fabric! You can also just see the wedges I decided to buy from Topshop (I was surprised that I made another good purchase from there!).

It was also my birthday on Friday and had a family party today with these great cupcakes my sister made:

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Retro Sunglasses

The next bit of my summer wardrobe to be organised has been sunglasses! I've bought two pairs already, both of which happen to be from Topshop. Last summer I had a couple of pairs of 50s cat's eye style sunglasses, but this time I wanted a pair similar to the white round glasses I've seen in lots of vintage images:

August 1939 cover for Vogue

Not entirely sure where I found this image but I love it, I think it's taken in the Jardin Luxembourg, Paris

Therefore I was really pleased to find this pair in Topshop for just £15

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Shoes for Summer

The weather's been much nicer lately, which is making me want to sort my summer wardrobe. My plans are to make myself some A-line dresses from vintage patterns, make a couple of pairs of light cotton trousers, and buy some new cardigans. But first things first, I want some summer shoes! I am completely in love with wedges, as they are comfy yet go with nearly every outfit. I haven't decided which pair I'll buy but these are a few that I have my eye on.

£68 from Topshop (they also come in white)

Keds wedges on eBay for £28

Office, £55 (also in white)

Office, £55 (they come in brown too)

I will have to get to Oxford Street at some point to try them on

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Easter Cupcakes

Just thought I'd upload a couple of pictures of cupcakes I made for Easter Sunday, there were 12 but I only remembered to photograph them when some had been eaten!

I have more cake pictures to come soon.