Saturday

30th June 2012


Cardigan: New Look
Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Primark

It's the last day of my Union Jack Challenge. I have enjoyed it and I've surprised myself by actually completing it. I've learned a lot from it, particularly how to mix and match pieces so that I don't repeat the same outfit and I've got into the habit of taking a photo everyday. That said, I am relieved it's over. I was beginning to run out of options!

It's odd to see me in glasses again after a month. It's even stranger experiencing restricted vision after a whole month of it being perfect. I thought I'd give my eyes a bit of a rest seeing as they've only been contact-free for a total of 12 hours in the past 2 months!


I love this dress. I bought it in Brighton over Easter. With its midi length, you might well think it is a pretty safe choice for a breezy day. I thought so too. It turns out I was wrong. This is the blowiest dress I have ever owned. A lot of people have seen my pants today!

However, it is a lot of fun to swirl around in as you can see:
Also, because of the Hawaiian print, it is the perfect accompaniment to my ukulele.
Yes, I'm hugging my ukulele. I blooming love that thing!

I popped down to the charity shops today. It was largely fruitless but still a lot of fun to rummage around.

Rich ended up buying this guitar. It used to belong to Matthew Baigent in 4R, according to the name label on the back.

Look at all these amazing vintage Ladybird books!

Was anyone else as obsessed with Goosebumps books as I was in the mid 90s?

I ended up buying two things. A pale blue 60s jumper that I will wear tomorrow to show you and this awesome 1974 Ladybird book:

I absolutely love dinosaurs and the T-Rex is my favourite.

This is my second vintage Ladybird book. I also have a 1960s London one. I think I'll get a box frame for them to decorate the living room.


18 comments :

  1. Goosebumps! I used to read those all the time, did you read point horror books too?

    Love the dress!

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  2. First time on your blog (met you by posting over at mine), so nice to "meet" you. You are such a gorgeous girl! Love your dress... swoon. And yes Canada has a birthday. lol.
    Danielle
    http://awonderfullifeinfullframe.blogspot.ca/

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  3. Think this is my favourite outfit of yours, gorgeous dress and looks lovely on you xxx

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  4. That dress is completely fantastic. It looks like it fits you a real dream too, did you tailor it to fit?

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    1. No, I was lucky enough to find a dress that fit me perfectly. That doesn't often happen as I have insane measurements!

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  5. Congratulations upon completing your challenge! That dress is MOST EXCELLENT.
    X

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  6. Looove the dress! It's quite adorable :)

    xo, Samantha
    sammyblackwood.com

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  7. Eee this is such a cute post! I love the print of your dress *_*

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  8. I was obsessed with Goosebumps, too! Had the board game, the stationery set, VHS, books... the television show used to creep me out - lol.

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  9. Such a sweet print on that dress!

    http://theas-vintage.blogspot.se/

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  10. The vintage dress looks wonderful on you - so flattering.

    http://girllovescolor.blogspot.com/

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  11. I was not even allowed to read Goosebumps! My mom was very overprotective. I watched the TV show once and reportedly screamed in my sleep, so the books were banned from our house. Oh, mom...

    I love the dress and you look precious in it :) I also love the ukulele picture!

    xo Noémie

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  12. Wowowowowowowwww!! That dress!!! That's the best find ever!!! Fits you just perfectly too!
    I have so had the same problem with long circle skirts, they are basically sails - designed to catch the wind sooo well, haha.

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  13. Love the dress!! and i have a turquoise ukulele that I love!

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