Saturday, 4 June 2011

Bring Back the 50's!

Hey folks, first of all thanks for the lovely comments and support in the last post, it really is appreciated I love reading your comments! 

Things are ticking along here and despite everything being a bit up in the air we are surviving! The thing is we are trying to buy a house at the moment, and due to a ridiculous set of circumstances we are currently homeless! Bleigh! Putting outfits together is pretty tricky at the moment, as we are living between Yorkshire Sussex and the boots of our cars, sleeping in B&B's Parents houses and the generosity of friends with sofa beds and spare rooms! Every time I want a necklace or pair of shoes I realise they are 350 miles away in a different county!

Still here is a dress I bought back in April, It is from Evans and is totally awesome! (six months ago I didn't think I'd be saying that!) Alas I can't find it on-line any more but there are similar styles out there on line at Evans and style369(which I still think of as Evans!), its a prom dress with a very classy neckline and gathered waist and tie at the back. This is a size 26 though! -I'm not a size 26, I am a size 20-22 in Evans Jeans- hence I am still reluctant to buy on line. I might add that its a perfect fit though, no alterations safety pins or breathing in required! The fabric is light and the skirt is very full, It's perfect for us 50's wannabes! (The other half and I are into Mad Men at the moment!)
Dress @ Evans
Bag @ M&S
Shoes @ Tesco - £10 and bought yesterday, so if you're quick you might pick some up!
Belt @ Next
Cardi @ New Look (currently in the shops too)

here are some more pics (sorry not good quality on a slow broadband connection)

I hope you lovelies are all getting on OK. I was very sorry to miss BBB, alas with being homeless at the moment getting there was difficult, I came tantalisingly close as I drove through Sussex last Saturday, but not close enough! It looked like fun!

I will try and check in again soon, I have a Ruby Rocks dress to show you, although It's not quite how I thought It would be (the sleeves are a different sort of a cut than I was expecting and I can't work out if they're meant to be like that or the sizing is odd!) Has anyone else ordered the Ruby Rocks Hawaiian print black floral dress what do you think?

Anyway I had better go now I have lots to do! Keep well everyone.


  1. You look beautiful! I have the cream and mink spot one in a 28 - I'm not a 28! But who cares only we know what size it is and it clearly comes up small. I really want the white polka dot one but can't justify £50 price tag (I got mine during the Evolve discount saga!!).

    I also have Ruby Rocks dress - pineapple one - & I think the cut is the same. I just wear it with a vest underneath to help cope with the arms.

    We missed you at Big Beach Bums. I'm organising a clothes swap during the summer so hopefully you'll be able to make that!

  2. That frock is stunning you look amazing in it! Love the red accessories too, just percect! I spent two years living out of the boot of my car virtaully and it's mega seressful I feel for you!
    Kandi x

  3. You look beautiful! That dress is just pure perfection and I agree with Kandy, the red accessories are fabulous. They just make the outfit pop! If it's any consolation (to your currently living arrangement,) you look wonderful!

  4. I've the same dress and I've to say is perfect!

  5. You look fab! Love that dress so much!

  6. You look gorgeous. I'm going to a 50s party this weekend - you look like you're coming with me!


  7. You look so beautiful, love the dress and the red accessories!

  8. I think the 50’s are amazing. I mean look at your outfit! The frock is stunning you look amazing! Imagine a time where the equivalent to sweat pants was forgetting to put on your earrings.

  9. you're beautiful!!
    I follow

  10. This is beautiful!