Dress: Dolly and Dotty
Sunglasses: Retrosexual Vintage Shop
Shoes: Zara (old)
Bag: MCM (old)
The minute I saw this dress on the Dolly and Dotty site, I was drawn to it! I thought it was so pretty and very feminine. And it reminded me of something, but wasn’t sure what. And then I saw yet another documentary about Marilyn Monroe (I’m a huge fan in case you didn’t know!), and there it was. The dress that she wore in her last ever film, “Something’s got to give”! Unfortunately that film never screened, because she died before finishing it…
So I’m subconsciously drawn to anything that reminds me of Marilyn, and how could I not be? She always wore the most beautiful outfits!
I finally did a shoot for this dress and I did get a lot of compliments for it. The fabric is shiny and soft and it has the perfect fit, accentuating my curves. And that back….is oh so pretty!
Dress: Dolly and Dotty
Bag: Revival Retro
Shoes: Bershka (old)
Gloves: Revival Retro
Hey lovelies, how’ve you been? It’s been a while since my last post, but I thought I’d write something about my new haircut and also take the opportunity to show you a beautiful new dress by Dolly and Dotty.
I wore this dress on my birthday dinner and I felt like the hostess with the mostess. I’m usually either an 8 or a 10, depending on the stretch of the fabric. I got a 10 in this one, because it’s not very stretchy. And it turns out it fits perfectly.<3
My hair was a bit longer then and I styled it my usual Marilyn-esque way. It looked very historically accurate.
So why did I decide to cut my hair? I made a big mistake a few months ago when I first cut my hair. It was shoulder length and I was able to do a lot more vintage styles, like the “pageboy” or even a “poodle”. But I was going through some stuff in my personal life and as per usual I took it out on my hair. And even though I was still able to do a vintage hairstyle with my shorter hair (the Marilyn style), I felt it looked a bit “old lady” on me. I think short vintage hairstyles have that effect. So my hairstyle was making me look older and I definitely don’t want that. If I was in my twenties maybe I wouldn’t mind, but I’m clearly not, therefore I had to change my hair!
My favorite eras are the 40’s, the 50’s, and early 60’s. Sometimes I like to mix and match and I may even add a modern touch to my style. I tried to think outside the box and find a short hairstyle that would look good on me and still look “vintage”. And then Jean Seberg and Leslie Caron came to my mind. They had that stylish “gamine” haircut (French word, meaning a boyish looking girl), but they were still wearing beautiful and very feminine dresses, full skirts or pedal pushers. So there we go, I found my new hairstyle!
Actually this haircut isn’t new to me, I had it a few years back, only a tad more modern. That’s how I knew that it would suit me. I kept the fringe longer than in the original gamine style, but I think next time I’ll trim it more.
So what do you guys think, does this suit me more or not? And do take a look at the Dolly and Dotty site, they have some fabulous pieces at very affordable prices!