Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Carnival dress...

I wore this dress when we went to Bristol last weekend as I needed something that was comfortable to wear all day and dressy enough to celebrate properly. I love the swooshy skirt of this and the stripes remind me of carnivals, maybe its because I resemble the 'big top'?! I bought it when the lovely Hattie and I met up for lunch in Cheltenham recently. She seems to be good luck for my wardrobe, last time we met up she persuaded me to buy my favourite black trousers (we definitely have to meet up soon if she is this good for my wardrobe!) 

Dress: Oasis, shoes: ASDA, bag: vintage, via my mum's wardrobe
I love it when things match and it was the perfect opportunity to pull out this bag which never gets used much due to just how tiny it is, thank goodness I had someone to carry everything I couldn't...thanks Mark! ;)


The 50s style of this dress required a retro inspired hairstyle and so this is my very feeble attempt at a 'victory roll' hairdo, unfortunately it completely collapsed when there was the slightest gust of wind- anyone have any tips?


Recently I seem to keep buying things with back detailing and this was no exception - I now have a wonderful patch of sunburn which should be rather amusing on holiday next week!

Have you ever tried victory rolls? What's your most versatile dress?
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11 comments

Sherin said...

I love that dress!! The stripes look so good as does the 50's feel. Your hair matches perfectly.

Gem said...

ooooh your hair looks amazing like this :) I tried it with heated rollers once which seemed to work x

daisychain said...

I LOVE your hair like this, and I adore that dress! xo

Alice, Pretty Confused said...

That dress is gorgeous, and thank god for men who are willing to carry all your stuff around, I do it to mine all the time xo

Harriet said...

That dress is so pretty! I love the back detail.

Hazzelnut said...

I absolutely love this dress!

Peacock's Hat said...

I remember how unsure you were about those trousers, but you've worn them so much! Dress looks lovely. I cannot do victory rolls either, I want to so much but my hair just doesn't seem to want to hold them! I think lots of backcombing and hairspray is the key probably.

FAIIINT said...

I love the victory roll! It suits you so perfectly! :) My usual going out 'updo' is a cross between a victory roll & a quiff. Whenever I do one if I want it super neat & sturdy I'll use one of those foam rolls inside it, but mostly I wear it kinda messy & don't mind it falling apart, so for those times I just make sure I blow dry it with loads of texturising product to give it plenty of grip without the stiffness of hairspray :)

Jennifer said...

So cute! And I love your hair style!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Vintage Reflection said...

You look amazing and I love your hair like that!!! Looking so vintage and chic! x

Nomad said...

You definitely suit victory rolls. Ive never tried them as my hair likes to stay out of place. Lovely dress too :) x

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