Saturday, 17 August 2013

Winter Woolies

Thanks so much for all your kind advice on the perishing vinyl jacket, I shall keep wearing it and enjoy it's trashiness.   Much appreciated!!  Muchas gracias amigos!
  
 
This coat came from Two very mischievous but exceptionally lovely Squirrels
Check out that lining! And you probably can't see but it has the most enormous button ever! Just one - like all the other buttons felt inferior and got up and left.
 
 
If I could put the pictures of the coat together I would.  But will blogger let me?  No it won't.  Am I bothered?  Not in the least.
 
 
 
 
 Ok, Awkward, what to do with the hands...oh well.
Home made velvet 1950's dress. This has to be one of my stinkiest purchases.  Gorgeous, but I suspect it had never been washed in it's 60 odd years- that's a lot of compounding body odour people!  I was really nervous that a wash would ruin it - velvet does not always play fair, but I'm stoked with the result.  And so cosy warm for winter.

18 comments:

Krista Gassib said...

You gorgeous girl! I love love love this blue velvet frock and your yummy black coat. You compounded smell comment had me laughing but I'm glad the dress survived the de-stink because it really is perfection on you!
Xxxxoooo

Penny-Rose said...

Lovely dress - its beautiful. Your comment about the smell reminded me of the stinkiest garage sale I ever went to....and found a selection of home made dresses from the 1950s. Only one came home with me, and a selection of sewing patterns - but the memory of the smell will remain with me for ever. Glad to read that the jacket is getting lots of wear!

Trees said...

I love the frock and the coat - both are beautiful!

Helga! said...

Such a sweet frock, pretty and warm! Love that coat too! X

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Great look!

pastcaring said...

I LOVE this dress! So pleased you managed to sort out the stinkiness, because the colour, the velvety goodness, and the bows are perfection. And a Squirrel coat with one button and gorgeous lining? Beautiful! xxxx

Caramella said...

That dress is stunning! It looks gorgeous on you!

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two squirrels said...

Hello lovely Lady.....oh a squirrel coat....yay!!!!! So happy to see it on such a beautiful sweet-pea.......
Now that dress is just to gorgeous.......the colour and cut are fantastic on you.
Sending a big squirrel hug to Miss Bella Bean.
Love V

tanaya said...

I am so over winter but if I had this velvet dress+coat I wouldnt be so heartily sick of the chill x

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh hellz what an incredible coat and frock!!!! Those Squirrels did good to steer that amazing coat your way ... buttons? Who needs buttons anyway? The frock is the most incredibly vibrant shade of blue ... I simply cannot get over it! I realised I was holding my breath when you mentioned its smell issues as I get SO nervous when frocks need a wash ... thank goodness it worked out for you because that perfect velvet number belongs with you!!! xoxoxxo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

That is one very gorgeous dress...am pleased it washed ok for you too. It goes perfectly with the boots and jacket, Love it!! xx

Vix said...

You rock that frock! That coat is amazing, too! x

Sacramento Amate said...

I love that blue dress, and the coat is fantastic.
Have a lovely day, my gorgeous.
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Rosy said...

Wonderful dress! No wonder you are in love with it, beautiful color, that well you could wash it and eliminate odors, it looks very comfortable for winter. I am your new follower, love all your adventures, happy start in blogger.

Trudie said...

I wow yes lovely frock, gorgeous colour and bow detail.

Thanks for popping by my blog and your sweet comment the week. X

Ellinor Forje said...

Love the blue shade on the dress. Thanks for posting the photos for the upcoming fall, and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I almost long for Winter when I see this outfit (almost ...). Black and blue - Beautiful!

freckleface said...

Ooh yes, the coat is lovely, but it's the dress which is the star: that colour, that fabric, those bows. Just gorgeous! It'll be lovely for winter. xx