The Purple One

Although many of looks I sport on the blog lean towards 40s and 50s pin-up style, I love being a fashion chameleon.

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This dress instantly caught my eye, when I was mooching around Oxfam a couple of years ago in Reading. It was the vivid purple colour coupled with the mix of soft sheer and luxurious velvet fabrics that grabbed my attention. To me, this dress gives off an air of hippie goth – a quirky combination.

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For an autumnal look, I added an old coat from Monsoon. This coat always reminds me of Hagrid from Harry Potter, which for some reason seemed to be perfect for this dress.

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Instead of my usual pin-up hair and make up, I went for dark purple lips by Make-Up Revolution. I’ve always been a little apprehensive about darker shades on my lips as I thought they’d look harsh, however, I’ll definitely be trying out this look again! My wet set was very tight so I ended up going for a curly bob with a poodle-style pomp.

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This dress has got to be my best charity shop find. Never be afraid to delve into different places to find clothes – you never know what you’ll find! What’s been your best charity shop find?