Tuesday, 9 September 2014

1930s inspired...

Yes, it's another little red dress! It's been a while since I have worn a 1930s inspired silhouette on the blog but since having my hair cut, I seem to be more drawn to different shapes and styles than I used to be. I picked up this dress for about £15 in the Monsoon sale a little while ago and  I really love it. It's not really an everyday dress but it's perfect for things like family meals where you want to be fairly dressed up but still be able to slob on the sofa with your food baby afterwards ;) I look very windswept in all of these photos, one of the perils of the great outdoors I suppose! It was a very bright day when we took these pictures so I look slightly washed out which is a real shame as I really loved twirling around in this dress- as you can see!

Dress: Monsoon, shoes:Marks and Spencer
I have just noticed the hanger tag hanging out of my sleeve in these pictures and it is driving me mad- I wish I could go back and tuck it in! MAC Lady Bug is my new favourite daytime red lipstick and it is lovely, I just wish the colour lasted a little bit longer on my lips. It disappears quite quickly after eating or drinking as it is the lustre finish so is lovely and creamy but wears off quite quickly. I cannot be faffed with reapplying lipstick throughout the day so I need something a little more hard-wearing! Lipcote may solve this problem but I find it very drying, any tips for prolonging the life of my lipstick are appreciated...



 I wasn't 100% convinced that the length of this skirt was flattering on me but with the right shoes, I think I can get away with it?! We did get some funny looks when taking these photos, I guess I do look a bit incongruous standing next to a field all dressed up! But hey, if it's good enough for Jane Austen's heroines to swoosh around the countryside, it's good enough for me...



Any tips on prolonging the life of my lipstick? Which eras are you inspired by?
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char said...

I love the dress, red suits you so well.

Laura//daisychaindream said...

I'd love to be able to wear red like you! x

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress - you look amazing in red! x

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Sherin said...

That dress is so beautiful. I love the red colour and the style of the dress. The 30's and 40's really did bring out some lovely dresses.

Sarah said...

What a brill purchase!!
x

Sarah said...

What a brill purchase!!
x

Sue Figueroa said...

That's a pretty dress! love the color on you

JayDee said...

You look beautiful! this is a great length on you. I love a good red dress.

As for the lipstick a girl at work recently shared with me to: apply your lipstick, then using your finger dab some face powder over your lips then dab some more lipstick on top. I was skeptical at first, but it really helps to prolong lipstick wear - try it out!

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