Purple Pieces – A Collaboration with Will Hutt

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I’m always looking for new people to work with and, in Easter, I was lucky enough to shoot with amateur photographer Will Hutt!

We decided to go all over the place for this shoot so, with that in mind, I put together an outfit of layers so I didn’t have to change awkwardly behind a tree. Purple is one of my favourite colours so I took three key items: a purple, polka-dot Frock and Roll dress, a vintage purple dirndl skirt and a cropped black Collectif jumper.

I don’t normally layer skirts over dresses but the combination of the three worked really well together.

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I decided to keep the hair and make-up for this shoot relatively simple. I just had a simple ponytail with bumper bangs, then I did simple winged eyeliner with purple liquid lipstick.

Part way through the shoot, I peeled off a layer to show off my dress from Frock and Roll and added my favourite leather jacket.

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The colour of this dress is so vibrant and it’s just really easy to wear – a perfect vintage piece.

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It was wonderful to work with a new photographer and I think we got some pretty fantastic results. I’m definitely going to put these pieces together again – black, white and purple work so well together. What are your favourite colour combinations?

Note: These images were taken by Will Hutt but edited by my better half.

Down by the River with Dolores

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The Dolores Doll dress by Collectif Clothing has become a pin-up wardrobe essential over the years. I had to get my hands on one but there were so many prints and colours to choose from! I ended up going for the Atomic Flamingo print – there are so many colours in this print that you can accessorise in lots of different ways.

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This dress is such a popular style for so many reasons. It’s very east to wear, just pull it on over your head and you’re done! If you want to jazz it up, you can add a belt, a petticoat and any mix of tops, cardigans or jackets. I also love that you can wear the sleeves on or off your shoulders. A dress that makes you look effortlessly gorgeous is always great to have to hand. In terms of sizing, I’d definitely size down. I’m usually a 14 in Collectif but I take a 12 in the Dolores dress.

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I love how this dress fits and feels! I already have my eye on several other prints to my growing wardrobe!

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A huge thank you to my better half for creating these images – you never fail to do a wonderful job!

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Have any of you got a Dolores dress? How do you style it? We’d love to see!

Pin-Up On The High Street: Hobbs

20160507-IMG_2828.jpgWhen you’re brand new to pin-up style, it can be a little tricky to source clothing. There are tons of brands online but, if you like to check fittings before you buy, you usually have to head in to London (not always a cheap or quick trip). This series of posts is about finding easily accessible pin-up style items on most  high streets. Today, we focus on Hobbs.

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I found out about Hobbs through my mother. She loves classic cuts and quality garments. Most of the dresses I wear for job interviews come from Hobbs mainly because I think that they look smart without being too bold or costumey.

You can get a wide variety of more subtle pin-up style pieces in stores now. Here’s a few current pieces I picked out:

The outfit for this blog post is made up of a mustard, cat-print jumper and a mustard A-line skirt – both of which are old season Hobbs pieces. I love the colour of these two pieces. I can wear both pieces together or separately, if I so wish. I broke up the colour using a burgundy belt from Hell Bunny. This outfit will definitely be worn again!

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A big thanks to my better half for taking these gorgeous images in beautiful bluebells.

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Which high street stores do you head to for pin-up inspired style? We’re always on the look out so drop us a line!